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Gunpowder Falls State Park

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Address: 2813 Jerusalem Road, Bradshaw, MD 21087
Phone Number: 410-592-2897
Activities: Running, Biking, Viewing wildlife, Hiking, Birdwatching, Wind-surfing
Description: Known for its excellent trout fishing, the topography of this scenic park...
Known for its excellent trout fishing, the topography of this scenic park includes tidal marshes and wetlands to steep, rugged slopes.
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pot rock rocks

There are 4 routes to take for hikes. I like Pot Rocks best. The end is fantastic. worth the hike. This is a great place to hike in both winter and summer. During the summer... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 21, 2015
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Parkville, Maryland
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Parkville, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

There are 4 routes to take for hikes. I like Pot Rocks best. The end is fantastic. worth the hike. This is a great place to hike in both winter and summer. During the summer months, people swim at Pot Rocks!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Went there for a day trip for hiking with family and friends. The kids loved it. There are multiple entrance to the state park . There are signs missing in some parts, best not to venture into those parts. The rest of the area is very well marked. there is a beautiful little creek right in the middle. The hike... More 

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Nottingham, Maryland
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Our church holds their annual picnic in the park, Great for large groups and celebrations. Plenty of parking spaces, picnic tables and grills. Nature and green pasture at best. That we love Perry Hall as home, It has everything.

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Cockeysville, Maryland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Locals visit this beach because of a short drive. The sand is dirty and if you go on a weekend it is packed. Weekdays are not much better because only one of the beach areas is open for swimming even though there are four swim beaches. You will not be able to see let alone save your child if there... More 

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Indiana
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I visited Gumpowder state park two weeks ago, specifically the Hammerman Beach area. What a hidden gem! I'm thrilled to find an actual beach with a swimming lake so close to home! This place was beautiful. Nice view, nice lake breeze, plenty of shade trees, grassy areas or beach area for laying out on. There are charcoal grills available and... More 

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31 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

Went to Gunpowder Falls for a day trip. The hiking was awesome! The trail is not difficult and very pretty to walk on. We were able to find the swimming hole and stopped for about two hours to eat and go for a swim, which was a rare treat. A great place to go for a hike!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
26 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We went on a half-day exploration trip to get out of the city (Baltimore) for a while. This state park was the perfect elixir: fresh air, mild breezes, grass, sand, paved or gravel roads, small groups of people or pure silence. This park offers so much in terms of land space, water and activities, and you can take advantage of... More 

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Mountain View, CA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Get away from the city in this pretty river side park not far from Baltimore. Easy parking on the east side of the road, then the trailhead access is on the west side, and there is a tunnel under Belair Rd./Highway 1 to get there. Easy walk through the woods.

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Long Island, NY
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22 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

We were just basically driving by in search of a nearby Covered Bridge. It was a gorgeous summer afternoon, lots of people (mostly families) were enjoying the day in the picnic area by the visitor's center, so we were fortunate to get some good information. The visitor's center was closed, but we were still able to pick up a map... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013 via mobile

We went there to see the waterfall. There was no map to show us which way to see the waterfall, and the office closed at 4pm on Sunday. We tried to find the waterfall which show in their picture but end up we gave up. Such a waste time. There should be map or at least something to show us... More 

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