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American Helicopter Museum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

American Visionary Art Museum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amish Country

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amstel House

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anson B. Nixon Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Antique Shopping

Apple Butter festivals

 

 

 

 

 

 

Art Galleries

Ashland Nature Center

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B&O Railroad Museum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Babe Ruth Birthplace and Orioles Museum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Baltimore Blast (Indoor Soccer)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Baltimore Civil War Museum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Baltimore Conservatory & Botanic Gardens

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Baltimore Museum of Art

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Baltimore Musuem of Industry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Baltimore Opera Company

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Baltimore Orioles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Baltimore Ravens

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Baronage Farms (Agritourism)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basignani Winery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beaches

 

 

 

 

Beechtree Golf Course

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Benjamin Banneker Memorial Historic Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Black Rock Sanctuary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blue Ball Barn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blue Diamond Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boordy Vineyards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boy Scouts of America
Boys & Girls Clubs of America

Brandywine Ballet Company

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brandywine Battlefield Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brandywine Picnic Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brandywine River Museum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brandywine Zoo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brandywiners (theater)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bulle Rock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bush River Yacht Club

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C&D Canal

 

 

 

 

 

 

Camping

 

Cecil College Cultural Center

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Center Stage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chaddsford Winery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chesapeake Bay

 

 

 

 

Christiana Mall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christina Cultural Arts Center

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Civil War Trail Markers

Clipper Magazine Stadium/Lancaster Barnstormers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Colonial Theatre

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Covered Bridges (Historic)

 

 

 

Cross Street Market

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dancing/Night Clubs

Deerfield Golf and Tennis Club

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Delaware Art Museum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Delaware Museum of Natural History

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Delaware Park Racing Slots and Golf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Delaware Shakespeare Festival

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Delaware Symphony Orchestra

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dreamwright's Youth and Family Theatre

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DuPont Theatre

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dutch Apple Dinner Theater

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dutch House

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Edgar Allen Poe House & Museum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exton Square Mall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fair Hill Natural Resource Management Area

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Farmer's Markets

 

 

Farms - Agritourism

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Federal Hill

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fells Point

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fiore Winery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fire Museum of Maryland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Mariner Arena

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First State Ballet Theatre

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fishing

Flying Point Marina

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Folly Hill Vineyards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fort McHenry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Frawley Stadium/Blue Rocks Baseball

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

French Creek State Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Galleria (Mall)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gateway Stables Inc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

General Aviation

 

Genessee Outdoor Learning Center

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Geneva Farms Golf Club

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Girl Scouts of the USA

Glenn L. Martin Aviation Museum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Golf York (nearly two dozen courses)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Greektown (Greek restaurants/festival)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Greenbank Mill

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hagley Museum & Library (DuPont)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hampton Historic Mansion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hanover Civil War Weekends

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Harbor East

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Harbor Place

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Harford Mall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hartefeld National Golf Course

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Havre de Grace Decoy Museum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Havre de Grace Marina

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HCC Theatre?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heritage Hills Golf Resort and Spa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Herr's Snack Factory Tours

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hibernia County Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hippodrome

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Historic Houses of Odessa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Holt Center for the Arts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Indian Steps Museum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

International Steeplechase Circuit (horseracing)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Iron Hill Brewery and Restaurant

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jazz Concerts

 

 

 

Jewish Museum of Maryland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John F. DeWitt Military Museum / Historical Society of Cecil County

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kalmar Nyckel Foundation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kayak rentals

 

 

Kreutz Creek Vineyards & Winery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Laurel Park at Timonium Race Course

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lighthouses

 

 

 

Little Italy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loch Raven Resevoir

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Longwood Gardens

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lyric Opera House

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maize Quest Fun Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marsh Creek State Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Martin State Airport

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maryland Golf and Country Club

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maryland Historical Society Museum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maryland Science Center

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maryland State Fair (Timonium)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maryland Zoo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mid-Atlantic Grand Prix

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Morris Meadows Historic Preservation Museum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mountain Branch Golf Course

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mt. Cuba Center, Inc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

National Aquarium

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Northbrook Canoe Company

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nottingham County Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ordnance Museum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oregon Ridge Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Otter Creek Marina

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Outlet Malls

 

 

 

 

Paradocx Vineyard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paw Paw Museum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peabody Conservatory of Music

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

People's Light & Theatre Company

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Perryville Outlet Center

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Perryville Railroad Museum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pier Six Concert Pavillion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pimlico Race Course/Track

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Port Discovery Children's Museum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pottstown Symphony & Orchestra

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

QVC Studio Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Raintree Airpark, Elkton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rams Head Live

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ramsey's Farm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African-American History & Culture

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ripken Stadium

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rock State Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rockfield Manor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rockwood Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rodgers Tavern

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ruggles Golf Club

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Senator Theater

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ski Roundtop

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sovereign Bank Stadium/York Revolution Baseball

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Star Spangled Banner Flag House & 1812 Museum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stargazers Vineyard

 

 

 

 

 

 

State Parks

Steppingstone Museum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Strand Capital Performing Arts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Susquehanna State Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Swan Creek Golf Club

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Swan Harbor Farm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Avenue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Gallery Mall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Mushroom Festival Inc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The New Candlelight Theatre

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thurgood Marshall Intn'l Airport (BWI)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Towson Town Center

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Turkey Point Lighthouse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tydings Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

U.S. Army Ordnance Museum at APG

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

U.S. Lacrosse Museum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ultimate Watersports

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Uncork York Wine Trail

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unique Boutiques

United Sports Training Center

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

University of Delaware Fred Rust Ice Arena

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

University of Delaware Mineralogical Museum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Va La Family Farmed Wines

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vagabond Theatre

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Walter's Art Museum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Warwick County Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

West Chester Railroad

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wetlands Golf Club

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

White Marsh Mall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wilderness Canoe Trips

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wilmington & Western Railroad Inc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Woodhall Wine Cellars

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wyncote Golf Club

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yacht Clubs

 

 

 

 

YMCA

York County Factory Tours

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

York Fair (America's First)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

York Little Theater

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zamboni at the Ice Rink

 

MARYLAND

Maryland Sports http://www.marylandsports.us/Pages/home.aspx
The Maryland Office of Sports Marketing is a partnership between the Department of Business and Economic Development and the Maryland Stadium Authority.  It was created to promote national and international sports competitions in Maryland- both amateur and professional-in order to enhance the quality of life for Maryland residents and strengthen the state’s presence in the overall sports marketplace.

HARFORD COUNTY
Harford County offers visitors a wealth of opportunities and amenities for exploration and entertainment. Scenic parks, world-class golf courses, state-of-the-art sports complexes, unique shopping, and dining options provide a superior quality of life for residents and tourists.

PARKS & RECREATION http://www.harfordcountymd.gov/parks_rec/
The Parks & Recreation Department is charged with the responsibility for operating and maintaining space (passive and active), and providing a comprehensive program of leisure opportunities and activities for all segments of our population. The Department is committed to enhancing the lives of all our citizens through the provision of a diversified menu of leisure opportunities; the acquisition and protection of open space; the development, operation and management of adequate public recreation facilities; and the adherence to a strong environmental ethic.   For additional information please e-mail pr@harfordcountymd.gov.

PARKS & TRAILS Visit and explore!
Anita C. Leight Estuary Center
700 Otter Point Road
Abingdon, MD 21009
410-612-1688
www.otterpointcreek.org

Eden Mill Park, Nature Center & Historic Mill
1617 Eden Mill Road
Pylesville, MD 21132
410-836-3050
www.edenmill.org

Gunpowder Falls State Park
PO Box 480
2813 Jerusalem Road
Kingsville, MD 21087
410-592-2897
www.dnr.state.md.us/

Lower Susquehanna Heritage Greenway
4948 Conowingo Road
Darlington, MD 21034
410-457-2482
www.hitourtrails.com

The MA & PA Heritage Trail
Harford County Parks & Recreation Department
702 N. Tollgate Road
Bel Air, MD 21014
www.mapatrail.org

Rocks State Park
3318 Rocks Chrome Hill Rd.
Jarrettsville, MD 21084
410-557-7994
www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/central/rocks.html

Susquehanna State Park
4122 Wilkinson Road
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
(410)734-9035
Call 1-888-432-CAMP (2267) for reservations
Click here to make reservations on-line for Susquehanna State Park

YMCA CENTERS
The YMCA of Central Maryland has numerous centers located throughout the region, including full-facility health and wellness centers, program only centers, and Head Start and Urban Services centers.  Select a link below to learn more about the services.
Headquarters
Regional Program Offices
Urban Services Office
Head Start Offices

BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF HARFORD COUNTY http://bgcharford.org/index.html
In every community, boys and girls are left to find their own recreation and companionship in the critical after school hours. It is at these times that many young people become introduced to or participate in unhealthy activities. To combat this, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Harford County provides services to these youth to offer a healthy alternative.

GOLF
Get ready to test your game at some of the finest new golf courses in the Mid-Atlantic region. Home of Bulle Rock ("America's Best New Upscale Public Golf Course" - Golf Digest 1998), Beechtree Golf Club, Mountain Branch and other fine courses, Harford County proudly offers championship courses designed by the game's most renowned architects, such as Pete Dye and Tom Doak. Conveniently located on I-95, Harford County is only a short drive from Baltimore, Washington DC, Philadelphia, Delaware and New Jersey.

Course Name

City

Holes

Par

Slope

Rating

Yardage

APG-Ruggles Golf Course
Architect: Ed Ault
 

Aberdeen Proving Ground

18

72

72.7

128

6824

Beechtree Golf Club
Architect: Tom Doak
"TOP 100 PLACES YOU CAN PLAY" Golf Magazine 2006
 

Aberdeen

18

71

76.4

142

7400

Bulle Rock
Architect: Pete Dye
 

Havre de Grace

18

72

147

76.4

7400

Exton Golf Course
 

Aberdeen Proving Ground

9

71

66.6

112

6764

Geneva Farm Golf Club
 

Street

18

72

69.5

120

6446

Mountain Branch
 

Joppa

18

72

74.6

138

6969

Wetlands Golf Club
 

Aberdeen

18

71

72.6

133

6728

Winter's Run Golf Course
 

Bel Air

18

72

72.2

128

6764



HARFORD COUNTY BOATING & FISHING
http://www.harfordcountymd.gov/SearchPage.cfm?zoom_query=boating+and+fishing&s=SS&sufs=1

CECIL COUNTY
Five major rivers and the Chesapeake Bay provide excellent recreational opportunities for boating, fishing and swimming. For nature enthusiasts, the Susquehanna Flats attract 90 percent of the waterfowl traveling the Atlantic flyway. Some popular attractions include: the South Chesapeake City Historic District, C&D Canal Museum, Fair Hill Natural Resources Management Area, Elk Neck State Park, the Town of North East, Upper Bay Museum, Sinking Springs Herb Farm, two scenic byways and many other historical sites and churches. You'll find the second largest zoo in Maryland right here in Cecil County.

PARKS & RECREATION http://www.ccgov.org/dept_parks/index.cfm

The Cecil County Department of Parks and Recreation, in strong partnership with the community, is committed to providing quality facilities, parks, programs and services in a professional, efficient manner that meets customer expectations, enhances the quality of life and promotes community pride.

Vision Statements

  1. Expand the County's recreational facilities 
  2. Develop a County trail plan in conjunction with County Municipalities
  3. Re-assess existing programs and implement new programs
  4. Improve upon existing, and create a new and unique park system
  5. Utilize technology to enhance services
  6. Explore and develop partnerships
  7. Develop a professional and efficient communication system
  8. Create and expand marketing venues

PARKS:
Elk Neck State Park - 2200 acres of beautiful waterfront forest, with 10 miles of trails, sandy beach, playground, miniature golf, cabins, camp sites, snack bar, boat ramps, boat rentals, and bath houses. Hike out to Turkey Point Lighthouse, one of the Bay's oldest still in operation, and catch a magnificent view of Chesapeake Bay. 410-287-5333 or 888-432-2267 web site

Fair Hill Natural Resources - 5600 acres of magnificent wilderness, and 80 miles of trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding, and fresh water stream fishing. Visitors will be treated to scenic vistas of woods, rolling hills, fields and winding streams. The property hosts outdoor events including numerous equestrian activities, the Scottish Games, Fair Hill Races (the only steeplechase races in the USA with pari-mutuel betting), the Cecil County Fair, and Fair Hill International's Festival in the Country. 410-398-1246 web site

Fair Hill Stables - You'll be surrounded by scenic Fair Hill on a trail ride, carriage ride, hayride, pony ride, or sleigh ride. You can also book a carriage ride that will deliver you in style to a dining experience at a nearby historic restaurant. 410-620-3883. http://www.fairwindsstables.com/

YMCA
http://ymcacecil.org/about.htm

Since 1951 the YMCA has been providing the community with programs and recreation. What started out as a small organization operating out of a second floor room in the Town of Elkton's Community Building, has become the center of activity for many families from all over the county.

The YMCA building houses a 3,500 sq. foot fitness room, 25-yard swimming pool, five day-care rooms, three full-sized gymnasiums, two racquetball courts, an aerobics room, a karate room, a gymnastics room, two conference rooms and two multi-purpose rooms plus eight acres utilized for football and other outdoor sports.

GOLF:
Brantwood Golf Course - 1190 Augustine Herman Hwy., Elkton; Championship 18 hole course, clubhouse, and pro shop; Open to the public; 410-398-8848 web site

Chesapeake Bay Golf Club - 128 Karen Dr., Rising Sun; Championship 18 hole course open to the public. Full service restaurant and banquet facilities; 410-658-4343 web site

Chesapeake Bay Golf Club - 1500 Chesapeake Club Dr., North East; Championship 18 hole course and clubhouse restaurant - Open to the public; Memberships available; State-of-the-art practice center; 410-287-0200 web site

Furnace Bay Golf Course - 79 Chesapeake View Rd., Perryville (P.O. Box 768); Open to the public, pro shop, driving range, practice green; 410-642-6816

The Club at Patriots Glen - 300 Patriots Way, Elkton: Open to the public, Traditional par-72, 18-hole course; affordable prices; 800-616-1776 or 410-392-9552. web site

Boating and Fishing
Boating: http://www.seececil.org/boating.html
Fishing: http://www.seececil.org/fishing.html
Additional information about fishing in Maryland can be found on the Department of Natural Resources web site at http://www.dnr.state.md.us/fisheries/.

BALTIMORE COUNTY
Baltimore County is located in the heart of Maryland, only minutes from Baltimore's Inner Harbor, Oriole Park at Camden Yards, and M&T Bank Stadium (home of the Ravens).  With over 175 miles of waterfront and 60 marinas, Baltimore County is a gateway to the Chesapeake Bay.
Baltimore County boasts:

  • Over 10,000 acres of parkland offer boating, hiking, nature trails, camping, fishing, and canoeing. Hike/bike trails are located along Northern Central Railway, and swimming is available at Gunpowder State Park, Miami Beach, Rocky Point and Oregon Ridge Park.
  • Thoroughbred (and Preakness) champions are bred and trained in the rolling valleys of northern Baltimore County. Point-to-point and steeplechase races attract the international racing community.
  • Wine tasting and special events are held seasonally at Baltimore County's vineyards. Golf courses include renowned Caves Valley and Hayfields, and six public courses. 
  • Families enjoy picnics and music by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra at Oregon Ridge. 
  • Antique rows in Cockeysville and Reisterstown, the historic milltown of Oella, Hampton Historic Mansion, and Fire Museum of Maryland add more to our colorful landscape.
  • Other activities include the Maryland State Fair in Timonium, Towsontown Spring Festival and the Defenders Day Re-enactment along the Ft. McHenry Historic Trail.

PARKS & RECREATION http://www.co.ba.md.us/Agencies/recreation/index.html
Established in 1949, the Department of Recreation and Parks is dedicated to providing quality recreational and leisure opportunities to the citizens of Baltimore County. Thousands of recreational programs, including individual and team sports, arts and crafts, social clubs and activities, and special events are provided through a cooperative effort with 44 volunteer Recreation and Parks Councils throughout the County.

Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks works with the volunteer recreation and parks councils to sponsor a wide range of leisure time programs, activities and special events.  Whatever interests you or your family may have, chances are our recreation and parks councils have a program for you. Visit our program guides to find your favorite.

PARKS
The Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks manages more than 6,600 acres of land within 190 parks and leased recreation sites throughout the county, and also conducts programs at 160 school-recreation centers.  These parks and recreation sites offer a diversity of recreation and leisure time amenities and activities for all ages and interests.  Whether you seek athletic fields and ball diamonds, fishing or boating facilities, swimming beaches, nature centers, farms, playgrounds or picnic areas, Baltimore County has a park for you, your friends and family.

Major County Parks
Click to see a full listing of County Parks

Park

Location

Phone

Acres

Facilities

Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum
300 Oella Avenue 21228

Catonsville

410-887-1081

124

Interpretive Museum, Historical Interests, Adjacent Paved Trail (# 9 Trolley Line Trail)

County Home Park
10401 Greenside Drive 21030

Cockeysville

410-887-7734

254

Picnic Area, Tennis Courts, Fishing, Restrooms, Ball Fields, Trails, Skate park, Community Gardens and Historic Interests

Cromwell Valley Park
2002 Cromwell Bridge Road 21234

Greater Loch Raven

410-887-2503

371

Picnic Areas, Restrooms, Trails, Historic Interests, Farmlands

Marshy Point Nature Center
7130 Marshy Point Rd. 21220

Bengies-Chase

410-887-2817

492

Interpretive Center, Trails, Restrooms, Natural Areas

Eastern Regional Park
11723 Eastern Avenue 21220 

Eastern Baltimore County

410-887-0258

84

Ball diamond, paved and natural trails, athletic fields, picnic area, pavilions, playground

Fort Howard Park
9500 North Point Road 21219

Edgemere-Sparrows Point

410-887-7529

92

Historic Fort, Pavilions, Picnic Areas, Playgrounds, Fishing, Pier, Restrooms, Trails 

Gwynns Falls Stream Valley Park
various locations 21207 21208

Pikesville, Woodlawn,
Liberty Road

410-448-5663 ext. 113

236

Picnic Area, Playground, Ball Fields, Fishing, Restrooms, Multipurpose Courts

Northwest Regional Park
4515 Deer Park Road 21117

Northwest
Baltimore
County

410-887-3678

322

Pavilions, Picnic Areas, Playground, Ball Fields, Restrooms, Paved Paths, Trails

Oregon Ridge Park
Lodge: 13401 Beaver Dam Rd
Nature Center: 13555 Beaver Dam Road 21030

Cockeysville

410-887-1818

1,036

Pavilions, Picnic Areas, Playgrounds,  Restrooms, Extensive Trail Network, Conference Center/Lodge, Concert Shell and Area, Nature/Interpretive Center & Areas, Swimming Beach-Lake, Sand Volleyball

Rocky Point Park and Beach
2200 Rocky Point Road 21221

Back River

410-887-3780

374

Pavilions, Picnic Areas, Playground, Fishing, Restrooms, Boat Ramps, Sand Volleyball, Swimming

Southwest Area Park
3939 Park Drive 21225

Baltimore Highlands

410-887-1439

230

Pavilion, Picnic Area, Playground, Ball Field, Fishing, Boat Ramp, Trails, Model Airplane Field, Sand Volleyball


State Parks

Gunpowder Falls State Park
Gunpowder Falls State Park was established to protect the stream valleys of the Big and Little Gunpowder Falls and the Gunpowder River. There are more than 100 miles of trails, including the 21 mile NorthernCentral Railroad (NCR) Trail. The park features excellent trout fishing opportunities, as well as other freshwater and tidal fishing areas. A variety of topography exists in this long, narrow park, from tidal marshes and wetlands to steep, rugged slopes.

Patapsco Valley State Park
Patapsco Valley State Park extends along 32 miles of the Patapsco River, encompassing 14,000 acres and five active recreational areas. Recreational opportunities include hiking, fishing, camping, canoeing, horseback and mountain bike trails, as well as picnicking for individuals or large groups in the park'smany popular pavilions.

North Point State Park
North Point State Park, covering 1,310 acres, is located on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay and is surrounded by beautiful and fascinating natural and historical resources.

Soldier's Delight
Soldiers Delight Natural Environment Area is comprised of 1,900 acres of serpentine barren. The area has over 39 rare, threatened, or endangered plant species as well as rare insects, rocks and minerals. Currently, a five year effort of removing 1,000 acres of pines and prescribed burning are underway to return the area to natural serpentine habitat

Hart Miller Island
Hart-Miller Island is located in the Chesapeake Bay near the mouth of Middle River and is accessible only by boat. The western shore of the island offers safe mooring, wading and access to a 3,000-foot sandy beach.

YMCA http://ymaryland.org/pages/centerslocations.php

GOLF
Whether it's for business or just a day in the sun, Baltimore County offers many exceptional golf facilities where you can improve your game.

County Golf Courses

Diamond Ridge
2309 Ridge Road
Woodlawn, Maryland 21244
410-887-1349

Longview
1 Cardigan Road
Timonium, Maryland 21093
410-887-7735

Greystone
2115 White Hall Road
White Hall, Maryland 21161
410-887-1945

Rocky Point
1935 Back River Neck Road
Essex, Maryland 21221
410-887-0215

Gunpowder Falls
11101 Raphel Road
Kingsville, Maryland 21087
410-887-9165

The Woodlands
2309 Ridge Road
Woodlawn,Maryland  21244
410-887-1349

Private Golf Courses


Baltimore County Country Club
11500 Mays Chapel Road,
Lutherville, MD 21093 
410-252-6505

Hunt Valley Golf Club
14101 Phoenix Road
Phoenix, MD 21131 
410-527-3300

Baltimore Country Club Greens
11700 Jennifer Road,
Lutherville, MD 21093 
410-252-9191

Rolling Road Golf Club
814 Hilltop Road
Catonsville MD 21228 
410-747-5194

Caves Valley Golf Club
2910 Blendon Road,
Owings Mills, MD 21117 
410-356-1313   

Sparrows Point Country Club
919 Wise Avenue
Baltimore MD 21222 
410-477-1500     

Country Club of Maryland
1101 Stevenson Lane,
Baltimore, MD 21286 
410-823-3869   

Towson Golf and Country Club
12801 Stone Hill Road
Phoenix MD 21131 
410-252-8484     

Hillendale Country Club
13700 Blenheim Road North
Phoenix, MD 21131 
410-592-8011  

Valley Country Club
1512 Jeffers Road
Baltimore MD 21204 
410-825-7110

Country Clubs


Baltimore County Country Club
11500 Mays Chapel Road,
Lutherville, MD 21093 
410-252-6505

Hunt Valley Golf Club
14101 Phoenix Road,
Phoenix, MD 21131 
410-527-3300

Baltimore Country Club Greens
11700 Jennifer Road,
Lutherville, MD 21093 
410-252-9191

Rolling Road Golf Club
814 Hilltop Road,
Catonsville MD 21228 
410-747-5194

Caves Valley Golf Club
2910 Blendon Road,
Owings Mills, MD 21117 
410-356-1313     

Sparrows Point Country Club
919 Wise Avenue,
Baltimore MD 21222 
410-477-1500     

Country Club of Maryland
1101 Stevenson Lane,
Baltimore, MD 21286 
410-823-3869   

Towson Golf and Country Club
12801 Stone Hill Road,
Phoenix MD 21131 
410-252-8484     

Hillendale Country Club
13700 Blenheim Road North,
Phoenix, MD 21131 
410-592-8011

Valley Country Club
1512 Jeffers Road,
Baltimore MD 21204 
410-825-7110  

BOATING & FISHING
http://www.co.ba.md.us/Agencies/recreation/countyparks/index.html

 

BALTIMORE CITY
Recreation and quality of life factors are often cited as among major influences when deciding on a place to live. From the Baltimore Ravens and the beloved Orioles to international sailing races and the Preakness Stakes, Baltimore City is home to world class sporting events and recreational opportunities. Baltimore features more than 7,000 acres of greenspace, four golf courses, and countless activities to fill your time.

General Link:
http://www.livebaltimore.com/nb/lotstolove/

Baltimore Fun Guide - Greater Baltimore's complete list of entertainment, outdoor, and sporting events - http://www.baltimorefunguide.com

PARKS & RECREATION
http://www.baltimorecity.gov/government/recnparks/index.html

Our mission is to provide diverse recreational, environmental, cultural, educational and leisure opportunities that will benefit current and future generations. Whether you're looking for recreational programs for kids or seniors, beautiful green space, hours of operation at special facilities, or the perfect venue to host your special event, we have exactly what you're looking for. Take some time to explore our site and discover "what's happening" at BCRP. We have a host of fun-filled activities for everyone! Get ACTIVE and Stay HEALTHY with Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks!

GOLF:
Baltimore Municipal Golf Courses - www.bmgcgolf.com

SPORTS:
Baltimore Blast - http://www.baltimoreblast.com/

Baltimore Orioles - http://baltimore.orioles.mlb.com

Baltimore Ravens - www.baltimoreravens.com

Downtown Sailing Center - http://www.downtownsailing.org/

DELAWARE
NEW CASTLE COUNTY

PARKS & RECREATION
Relax under the clean, shaded pavilions as you picnic with family and friends, a gentle breeze stirring. Share a tale andlaugh with a family member or friend who you haven't seen for years. Watch the kids clamber on the playground while you relish meeting a new acquaintance or old friend. Escape from your hectic daily routine and feel your stress float gently away: no phones, no clutter, and no deadlines. Whether it's a family reunion, a stroll with family and friends or escape from a chaotic world, you can relax in your County parks.

Explore the parks through hiking trails that lead you into dense forests, across rambling meadows, past pleasant ponds or around cultured gardens. Let the mud squish between your toes. Lift a rock to watch the scurry of activity by fascinating, yet icky bugs. Imitate the bird calls you hear or identify the myriad smells that abound in nature. Expand your mindwhile exercising your body as you explore your County parks.

Visit
Delaware State Parks!

YMCA
http://www.contactdelaware.org/comminfo/y20zr6v0.htm
Telephone Numbers and Contact Information
(302) 571-6908
(302) 674-3000Dover location

About the YMCA: A community-service agency that strengthens the mind, body & spirit of children, teenagers, families and individuals in Delaware through programs and services. Recreation, fitness, & health education is available for boys and men of all ages. Also available at the YMCA are camping, child care, and adult & youth employment referrals.

BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF DELAWARE
http://www.bgclubs.org/bg_clubs.html
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware is part of a nationwide movement whose mission is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware is a positive place to build better citizens, one youth at a time.

GOLF
Back Creek Golf Club
302-378-2499
6 Haggis Rd
Middletown DE 19709

Batting Cage the
302-738-4859
RR 4
Newark DE 19702

Brandywine Country Club
302-478-2110
2822 Shipley Rd
Wilmington DE 19810-3213

Brandywine Country Club
302-478-2935
2822 Shipley Rd
Wilmington DE 19810-3213

Brandywine Country Club
302-478-4559
2822 Shipley Rd
Wilmington DE 19810-3213

Christiana Country Club
302-737-1200
Churchman's Rd
Newark DE

Christiana Country Club
302-737-1200
Churchmans Rd
Newark DE 19711

Clubhouse
302-378-3000
631 Bayview Rd
Middletown DE 19709-9627

Deerfield Golf & Tennis Club
302-368-6640
655 Paper Mill Rd
Newark DE

Deerfield Golf & Tennis Club
302-292-8139
Thompson Station Rd
Newark DE 19711

NEW CASTLE COUNTY SPORTS ONLINE
http://www.nccde.org/sports/home/webpage1.asp

 

PENNSYLVANIA
CHESTER COUNTY

PARKS
The Chester County Park System encompasses over 5,000 acres. Hibernia, Nottingham and Warwick County Parks, Springton Manor Farm and Black Rock Sanctuary are dedicated parklands open for public use, and created to preserve the natural and cultural history of the County, as well as provide passive recreational pursuits. Facilities are open 8 am to sunset, and offer a medley of recreational opportunities and services. All facilities are available year-round, weather permitting. A brief description of the parks, their services and directions is detailed below.

Hibernia County Park
1 Park Road, Wagontown, PA 19376
610-383-3812
Over 1,000 acres of trails, woodlands, meadows, open fields, play areas, pavilions, camping & picnic areas are strewn throughout. Popular fishing sites include the Brandywine Creek's west branch, Birch Run & a children's pond. Small boating & fishing occur on the 90 - acre Chambers Lake. Hibernia Mansion, home of Colonial Franklin Swayne, is open for public tours on Sunday afternoons, Memorial Day - Labor Day.

Nottingham County Park
150 Park Road, Nottingham, PA 19362
610-932-2589
The 651 acre park sits atop an out-cropping of serpentine stone greater then one square mile in size - one of the largest serpentine barrens on the East Coast. A popular picnicking park, which offers nine pavilions, as well as informal picnic areas, play lots and rugged trails. Fishing is available in two ponds for bass and panfish.

Warwick Park
382 County Park Road, Pottstown, PA 19465
610-469-1916
Warwick's woodlands provided much of the timber for charcoal used in the early American iron industry. A portion of the French creek meanders through the 538 acre park.  An ideal site for nature study, the Horse-Shoe Trail, extending from Valley Forge to the Appalachian Trail, adds length to the numerous miles of multi-use park trails. A children's play area, picnic pavilions and an informal volleyball court are also available.

Springton Manor Farm
860 Springton Road, Glenmoore, PA 19343
610-942-2450
Initially part of a William Penn Manor, Springton has been in agricultural use since the early 1700's. On this 300 acre demonstration farm, you can meet the animals and tour the Butterfly House. An interpretive nature trail ends at a catch & release fishing pond. The elegant Manor House features a Victorian garden, gazebo, terrace, and a full caterer's kitchen perfect for weddings & corporate retreats.

Black Rock Sanctuary
Located about 1 mile north of Phoenixville on Route 113.   
One of 16 de-silting basins found along the Schuylkill River, consisting of wetlands, woodlands and meadows. 119 acres dedicated to wildlife habitat and public use. Opportunities are available to discover the history, geology, wildlife, plant life and habitats of the basin. Interpretive trail contains fun, educational stations. A PFBC Access at the north end provides river access for boating and fishing.  Correspondences should be directed to: Warwick County Park, 382 County Park Road, Pottstown, PA 19465
610-469-1916.

YMCA
http://www.ymcabwv.org/sc_contact.asp

http://www.healthclubdirectory.com/health_clubs/completeListing/PA/Pennsylvania/West%20Grove/3937

GOLF


Chester Valley Golf Club

Coatesville Country Club

Downingtown Country Club

Hartefeld National Golf Course

Hershey's Mill Golf Club

Honey Brook Golf Club

Ingleside Golf Club

Inniscrone Golf Club

Kennett Square Golf and Country Club

Kimberton Golf Club

Loch Nairn Golf Course

Meadow Brook Public Golf Club

Moccasin Run Golf Course

Penn Oaks Country Club

Phoenixville Country Club

Pickering Valley Golf Club

Radley Run Country Club

Spring Hollow Golf Course

Stonewall

Tattersall Golf Club

Waynesborough Country Club

West Chester Golf & Country Club

White Manor Country Club

Whitford Country Club

Wyncote Golf Club

 

LANCASTER COUNTY

PARKS, TRAILS & RECREATION
The Lancaster County Department of Parks and Recreation is committed to improving the well being of County residents by providing facilities and programs that encourage participation in outdoor activities and foster personal action for the conservation of natural resources.
All County Parks and Trails

Central Park
D.F. Buchmiller Park
Chickies Rock County Park
Conewago Recreation Trail
Money Rocks Park
Lancaster Junction Recreation Trail
Speedwell Forge Park
Theodore A Parker III Nature Area

GOLF
Crossgates Golf Club
717-872-4500
1 Crossland Pass
Millersville, PA

Evergreen Golf Course Inc.
717-898-7852
1503 Lititz Rd
Manheim, PA

Foxchase Golf Club
717-336-3673
300 Stevens Rd
Stevens, PA 17578

Groff's Farm Golf Club
717-653-2048
650 Pinkerton Road
Mount Joy, PA 17552

Hawk Valley Golf Course
717-445-5445
1309 Crestview Dr.
Denver, PA 17517

Honeybrook Golf Club
(610) 273-0207
1422 Cambridge Road
Honey Brook, PA 19344

Lancaster Host Golf Resort
717-299-5500/800-223-0121
2300 Lincoln Hwy East
Lancaster, PA 17602

Overlook Golf Course
717-569-9551
2040 Lititz Pike
Lancaster, PA 17601

Tanglewood Golf Course
717-786-2500
653 Scottland Rd
Quarryville, PA

Tree Top Golf Course
717-665-6262
1624 Creek Road
Manheim, PA 17545

Willow Valley Golf Course
800-444-1714
2416 Willow Street Pike
Lancaster, PA 17602

YORK COUNTY
York County offers a unique combination of outdoor recreation and culture, with thousands of acres of natural wilderness plus easy access to some of the East Coast's major cities.

With the largest county park system in the state -- over 15,000 acres of state, county, and national park land -- outdoor recreation opportunities in York County are plentiful. Trails, lakes and rivers for boating and fishing, hunting, camping and organized nature programs are just a few examples. York's Heritage Rail Trail, the longest non-motorized rail trail in the nation, is ideal for hiking and biking.

PARKS & RECREATION
York County Department of Parks & Recreation enhances the quality of community life acting as a steward for the environment.  In this capacity, it acquires, conserves, and manages park lands and offers a variety of recreational and educational opportunities.

PARKS
John C. Rudy
Rocky Ridge
William H. Kain
Richard M. Nixon
Spring Valley
Heritage Rail Trail
Apollo
P. Joseph Raab
Wallace Cross Mill

YMCA
90 North Newberry Street
York, PA 17401
Phone: 717-843-7884
www.yorkcoymca.org

Facility Activities:
Basketball
Diving
Swimming
Volleyball
Weightlifting
Description: Multi-purpose regulation size gymnasium

Other YMCA Links:
Hanover Area Family YMCA
Southern Branch YMCA
York YMCA

GOLF
Golf enthusiasts will find the County's rolling hills easily lend themselves to greens and fairways. There are 21 public and private courses.

Briarwood Golf Clubs
4775 West Market Street, York
Telephone: 717-792-9776
Website: www.briarwoodgolfclubs.com

Capital Region Golf
17 Chantilear Court, Stewartstown
Telephone: 888-274-8358
Website: www.capitalregiongolf.com

Flatbush Golf Course
940 Littlestown Road, Littlestown
Telephone: 877-359-7125
Website: www.flatbushgolfcourse.com

Heritage Hills Golf Resort & Conference Center
2700 Mount Rose Avenue, York
Telephone: 877-782-9752
Website: www.877StayPlay.com

Hickory Heights Golf Club
5158 Lehman Road, Spring Grove
Telephone: 717-225-4247
Website: www.golfhickoryheights.com

Honey Run Golf Club
3131 South Salem Church Road, York
Telephone: 717-792-9771
Website: www.honeyrungolfclub.com

Range End Golf Club
303 Golf Club Avenue, Dillsburg
Telephone: 717-432-4114
Website: www.rangeendgolfclub.com

The Bridges Golf Club
6729 York Road, Abbottstown, PA
Telephone: 717-624-9551
Website: www.bridgesgc.com

The Links at Gettysburg
601 Mason Dixon Road, Gettysburg, PA
Telephone: 717-359-8000
Website: www.thelinksatgettysburg.com

Valley Green Golf Course
1227 Valley Green Road, Etters
Telephone: 717-938-4200
Website: www.valleygreengolfcourse.com

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