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Gwynns Falls Trail

Middle Branch Park at Waterview Avenue

 
 
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By Don Morfe, May 12, 2013
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Inscription. The Gwynns Falls Trail at Middle Branch Park is a splendid place to do some birdwatching, learn to row, try your luck fishing, and relax while enjoying views of the city’s skyline and harbor activities. To the north, under I-95, the Gwynns Falls for which the trail is named flows into the Middle Branch of the Patapsco River and eventually to the Chesapeake Bay. The Middle Branch is a stopover for birds migrating on the Atlantic Flyway, so spend some time on the wildlife observatory boardwalks located west along the trail.

Study the Map-Before you start or resume your journey, study the kiosk map and determine your destination along the 15-mile Gwynns Falls Trail. From this point take the trail east past Harbor Hospital one mile to the trail’s current southern terminus at Middle Branch Park at Hanover Street (Trailhead 9).

To the west and north, follow the trail 6.2 miles to the hustle and bustle of the Inner Harbor, or, at Ostend Street, head west to Carroll Park, one of Baltimore’s large landscaped parks. From here to Carroll Park Golf Course (Trailhead 6) is 4.3 miles. Look for similar kiosks at major access points along the trail.

(Inscription beside the photo on the upper right of the marker)
Since the Baltimore Rowing and Water Resource Center opened here in the 1980s, local universities and residents
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have revived a tradition of rowing competitions on the Middle Branch.

(Inscription above the photo on the lower left of the marker)
Young people canoe on the Middle Branch of the Patapsco River associated with the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail.

(Inscription above the photo on the lower right of the marker)
Old postcard of the Fair View boat on the Patapsco River.
 
Erected by Gwynns Falls Trail Council/ A Project of the Parks and People Foundation.
 
Location. 39° 15.267′ N, 76° 37.25′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is on Waterview Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baltimore MD 21230, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Reviving the Waterfront (within shouting distance of this marker); Senator Harry McGuirk (within shouting distance of this marker); Maryland Vietnam Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Smith Explores Patapsco (approx. 0.3 miles away); On Guard (approx. 0.3 miles away); Cherry Hill (approx. 0.6 miles away); Mount Auburn Cemetery (approx. one mile away); Joseph Gans (approx. 1.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Baltimore.
 
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By Don Morfe, May 12, 2013
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Distant shot showing the Baltimore Rowing and Water Resource Center.
Gwynns Falls Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 12, 2013
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Baltimore Rowing and Water Resource Center
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 457 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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