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Leakin Park at the Crimea Estate

Gwynns Falls Trail

 
 
Leakin Park at the Crimea Estate Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 8, 2017
1. Leakin Park at the Crimea Estate Marker
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Leakin Park provides tennis courts, playgrounds, sports fields, picnic facilities, and woodlands for year-around public use. This property was once a part of Thomas de Kay Winans’ country estate, Crimea, purchased by the city in the 1940s with funds from a bequest by J. Wilson Leakin. Today the estate serves as the home of the Chesapeake and Allegheny Live Steamers railroad, the Carrie Murray Nature Center, the Baltimore Chesapeake Bay Outward Bound Program, and the annual Baltimore Herb Festival.

Study the Map
Study the map and determine your destination before starting a journey on the 15-mile Gwynns Falls Trail. To access the trail at Leaking Park at Winans Meadow (Trailhead 2), use the path marked by a flag sign halfway around Eagle Drive. For more trail information, call 410-396-0440 or visit the trail office nearby on Eagle Drive or go to www.gywnnsfallstrail.org.

From Trailhead 2 in Leaking Park, the trail heads 1.1 miles north and east to Gwynns Falls Park at Windsor Mill Road (Trailhead 3). To the west, the trail leads to the historic village of Franklintown and to the I-70 Park and Ride (Trailhead 1).

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The Chesapeake and Allegheny Live Steamers railroad operates the second Sunday of each month from April to November, free of charge.

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Leakin Park at the Crimea Estate Marker-Reverse side image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 8, 2017
2. Leakin Park at the Crimea Estate Marker-Reverse side
below the image in the upper right)
The friends of Orianda House maintain a museum room in the former mansion house of Thomas de Kay Winans.

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The Carrie Murray Nature Center is a short walk past the tennis courts or a short car ride to 1901 Ridgetop Road.

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The Outward Bound Program provides leadership and teamwork programs in an outdoor adventure environment occupying several of the former Crimea estate buildings.
 
Location. 39° 18.506′ N, 76° 42.052′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is on Eagle Drive. Touch for map. The marker is located on the Crimea Estate. 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. Chapel (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Caretaker House (about 500 feet away); Norman Van Allan Reeves (about 700 feet away); Crimea Mansion (approx. ¼ mile away); Crimea (approx. ¼ mile away); Crimea Estate (approx. 0.4 miles away); Orianda House (approx. 0.4 miles away); A Name Before a Place (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
 
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Leakin Park at the Crimea Estate Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 8, 2017
3. Leakin Park at the Crimea Estate Marker
The tennis courts are in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 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. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 11, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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