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Patapsco Valley State Park

8020 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21043
410-461-5005
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
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Baltimore
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177 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Patapsco Valley State Park is a great park. It covers a huge landscape and has multiple hiking trails. It's beautiful both in the winter and the summer. Hiking, picnic-ing, biking, walking, running... you name it, you can do it here. As a note, I usually park on Hilton Ave in Catonsville.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I grew up in Baltimore County and never ever get tired of visiting Patapsco. Each Area of the park has something different to offer. Alberton is a easy walking/biking trail. Steeped in history, you can see the remains of a town wiped out by Hurricane Agnes. McKeldin has more challenging trails. Picknall is great for picnics with pavilions to rent.

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Londonderry, New Hampshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We stayed at the Hollofield campground over the 4th of July weekend, 2014. Thursday and Friday were beautiful and my wife and I commented on how this was one of the best campsites we've stay at with our 16' travel trailer. All the sites were clean and equally appealing with flat gravel pads that drained well and large fire pits... More

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Ocean City, Maryland
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31 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The Patapsco park system follows the Patapsco river from sykesville to Baltimore with many areas that are connected only by the river. The areas vary greatly in offerings and the experience will also. Some like the Mckeldin, Rt 40, and Elkridge/Illchester area have complete offerings from picnic areas to ball fields to restrooms while others like the Daniels areas barely... More

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Chevy Chase, MD
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Such a large park with lots of varied hiking choices, plus great history and sights. There are multiple entry locations that allow you to avoid the crowds on weekends.

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Linthicum Heights, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I frequent this location just to get away to hike, relax, and to be a part of nature. I am a budding photographer and looking through the lens provides a glimpse of Heaven...This Park is gorgeous and offers much to many...hiking, biking, picnicking, reading, relaxing, photographing, fishing. So many marked trails; everything is here, a must see!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Patapsco has great hiking and water activities. There is a great playground at the Hilton entrance. I hike there regularly with my family. Good picnicking areas as well.

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Odenton, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

It's one thing to charge per vehicle, but per person...for an active duty family...on memorial day? And not for camping, just for day-use picnic.

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STUART
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

My wife and I visited this park several times on a recent business trip to the area. Regardless of your level of fitness, there is a hiking trail in this wonderful park to suit you. We hiked several miles while there across a number of the established trails. The trails are all well maintained and very well marked with colored... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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8 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Patapsco State Park has miles of enjoyable hiking and mountain biking trails. I enjoy coming here all of the time. Many of the trails follow beautiful creeks or the Patapsco River. There's a lot of interesting history in the park too- an old mill and the Bloedes Dam. The only bad thing about this park is that it can be... More

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