It’s Time to Take a Hike in Baltimore, Maryland!
The best way to experience Baltimore is by hiking it! Get outdoors with authors Allison Sturm and Evan Balkan, with the full-color edition of60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Baltimore. A perfect blend of popular trails and hidden gems, the selected trails transport you to scenic overlooks, wildlife hot spots, and historical settings that renew your spirit and recharge your body.
Take in the beautiful vistas of Chesapeake Bay. Explore the serpentine barrens of old American Indian hunting grounds and abandoned chrome mines. Find peace along the Patapsco River, including a trail through the ghost town of Daniels. Challenge yourself with trips around Baltimore’s reservoirs, or bring the family on stroller-friendly jaunts to playgrounds and animal exhibits. With Allison and Evan as your guides, you’ll learn about the area and experience nature through 60 of Charm City’s best hikes!
Each hike description features key at-a-glance information on distance, difficulty, scenery, traffic, hiking time, and more, so you can quickly and easily learn about each trail. Detailed directions, GPS-based trail maps, and elevation profiles help to ensure that you know where you are and where you’re going. Tips on nearby activities further enhance your enjoyment of every outing. Whether you’re a local looking for new places to explore or a visitor to the area,60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Baltimore provides plenty of options for a couple hours or a full day of adventure, all within about an hour from Baltimore and the surrounding communities.
Allison Sturm is a writer living in Baltimore County, Maryland. Her love for travel and the outdoors has taken her on hikes all over the world, including Italy, Spain, Ireland, and Saba, where she spent her honeymoon hiking up a volcano with her husband, Steven. She loves exploring all of the wonderful recreational options in and around Baltimore, and looks forward to instilling a spirit of adventure in their baby boy, who joined the family in fall (a month after finishing this third edition!).
Evan Balkan teaches writing and literature at the Community College of Baltimore County. His fiction and nonfiction, mostly in the areas of travel and outdoor recreation, have appeared in numerous publications throughout the United States, as well as in Canada, England, and Australia. He holds degrees from Towson, George Mason, and Johns Hopkins universities, and he lives in Maryland with wife, Shelly, and daughters, Amelia and Molly.
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