Hiking & Biking, Baltimore
This paved trail is 10 feet wide, and over 15 miles long..... can you guess where it goes??
It's part of the Eastcoast Greenway system that will eventually extend from Maine to Florida.
Equipment: If you want to ride Horses, you'd better go to the North Central trail. The Rollerblade is King here, the paved trail is smooth with gentle slopes.
I've been riding on this converted railroad trail for over ten years now. It begins near Hunt Valley, north of the city, and continues north to the Pennsylvania State line.
Equipment: Since the trail is not paved, bring along a spare tire.... and your own provisions.... maybe some toilet paper.
The Herring Run Watershed Association has an Eco-Day fund raiser every year.
[A run is a small stream or creek, often a shallow or intermittent tributary to a river. Also called regionally branch, brook, or kill].
They do stream cleanups at the eco-day, but they primarily have a 5K run (the other kind of running), and a walk.
In addition to the run, they also have exhibits on water quality, trash removal, sewage treatment, a swap meet, speeches and music. When I took this picture, they also had some mounted police patrol horses. We participated in this for two years by driving Bob's electric car and exhibiting it on the field and giving out literature.