Leakin Park at Winans Meadow
Gwynns Falls Trail
Here in Leakin Park wander around Winans Meadow, enjoy a picnic, and walk in a Piedmont forest and bike along the Dead Run as it flows to the Gwynns Falls and eventually the Chesapeake Bay. View ruins of old farm buildings, a mock fort, and an iron waterwheel—all part of Thomas de Kay Winanís Crimea estate. Walk to the top of the ridge to see Winansí house, Orianda, and other historic buildings. The open meadows, a small emergent wetland, and the hardwood forest provide diverse habitats for many bird species ranging from hummingbirds to hawks.
Study the Maps
Before you start or resume your journey, study the kiosk maps and determine your destination along the 15-mile Gwynns Falls Trail. There are many side trails through the ridge woodlands including one that will take you to the Carrie Murray Nature Center. From Winans Meadow the Gwynn Falls Trail heads west 1.6 miles through historic Franklinstown to the I-70 Park and Ride (Trailhead 1) or east and north 1.1 miles to Windsor Mill Road (Trailhead 3). Note the many sidetrails indicated in green on the map.
(Inscription under the image in the lower left)
Victorian young ladies stand in the cornfields at Crimea.
(Inscription above the image in the lower left)
The Hoddinott family wedding party and their dog at the waterwheel in 1915.
Two hikers cross over Dead Run, which flows into the Gwynns Falls, a tributary of the Middle Branch of the Patapsco River.
Location. 39° 18.265′ N, 76° 41.639′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland, in Baltimore County. Marker is on North Franklintown Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gwynn Oak MD 21207, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Name Before a Place (within shouting distance of this marker); Crimea Estate (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Orianda House (about 500 feet away); Crimea Mansion (approx. ľ mile away); Crimea (approx. ľ mile away); Norman Van Allan Reeves (approx. 0.3 miles away); Chapel (approx. 0.4 miles away); Caretaker House (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 12, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 11, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 64 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 11, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.