hiking, Maryland Parks

Maryland Hikes: North Point State Park

When we lived in Baltimore, one of my favorite places to go to was North Point State Park. Located on the Chesapeake Bay in Edgemere, Maryland, just 30 minutes from Baltimore, North Point State Park has walking and biking trails, a small beach, picnic areas, a beautiful stone pier, a visitor center, and a large picnic pavilion and gazebo that can be rented for group events.  North Point State Park stands on what was once the Bay Shore Amusement Park, one of Maryland’s most popular amusement parks from 1907-1947, according to the park’s website. You can read more about the park’s fascinating history here. There is a $3.00 entrance fee per vehicle to enter the park, but even if you can only spend a couple hours at the park, it’s worth visiting! Just make sure you leave before the park ranger does, because they close the gates to the park entrance road at sunset.

The pictures below were taken on several different trips last fall, spring and summer. If you stay long enough at the park, you may spot a heron or some fishermen on the pier catching catfish.

Sunset on the Chesapeake Bay at North Point
View of the pier at sunset
Fall trees on the Wetlands  nature trail
Wetlands at North Point
A small portion of the six mile Chesapeake Bay shoreline located inside the park
Grassy area at North Point. The beach is to the left in this picture.
One of the nature trails in spring




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