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Gunpowder Falls State Park

2813 Jerusalem Road, Bradshaw, MD 21087
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Bradshaw
Type: State Parks, Jogging Paths/ Tracks, Hiking Trails, Bodies of Water
Activities: Running, Biking, Hiking, Viewing wildlife, Birdwatching, Wind-surfing
Description: 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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Nottingham, Maryland
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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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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Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
27 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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Chicago, Illinois
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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95 reviews 95 reviews
22 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Stay on the Appalachian trail or venture off onto one of the other marked areas. The scenery is beautiful year round. The landscape allows you to take long or short hikes of varying difficulty and there are rest facilities available.

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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Great for hiking. Probably one of my favorite State Parks. Lots of scenery and lots of fun. Some of the trails can be a little treacherous though, so be prepared.

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