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Gwynns Falls Park at Windsor Mill Road

Gwynns Falls Trail

 
 
Gwynns Falls Park at Windsor Mill Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 8, 2017
1. Gwynns Falls Park at Windsor Mill Road Marker
Inscription. The two-mile portion of the trail between here and Trailhead 4 at Leon Day Park is the only section with a gravel surface. The trail follows the route of an early 1800s millrace along the Gwynns Falls that carried water from Dickeyville to power the five former Calverton Mills downstream. Look for stone support walls of the millrace, which was filled in to create a walking path through a Piedmont forest in 1913. Observe the many hardwood species along this linear arboretum and watch for woodland birds.

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. Look for similar kiosks at trailheads along the trail. Picnic facilities and restrooms are available at Trailheads 2 and 4. You also will find picnic tables along the trailís millrace section. If you wish, carefully cross Windsor Mill Road to the nearby Windsor Mills Conservation Trail that runs 1.5 miles along the Gwynns Falls and west of Windsor Hills on the ridge above. Alternatively, on the west side of the bridge, cross the road on your right and follow the trail one mile to the northwest to historic Dickeyville, or, turn left and travel southwest 1.1 miles on old Wetheredsville Road through Leakin Park to Winans Meadow (Trailhead 2).

(Inscription under the image in the

Gwynns Falls Park at Windsor Mill Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 8, 2017
2. Gwynns Falls Park at Windsor Mill Road Marker
upper right)
Exhibits along the trail interpret the rich and historical heritage associated with the Gwynns Falls.

(Inscription above the image in the lower right)
A view of Dickeyville in the early 1930s with rails in foreground used b the old number 35 trolley.
 
Location. 39° 18.724′ N, 76° 41.294′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is on Windsor Mill Road. Touch for map. This marker is located at Gwynns Falls Trailhead at Windsor Mill Road. Marker is in this post office area: Baltimore MD 21216, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Seeing the Forest for the Trees (within shouting distance of this marker); An Old Mill Stream (within shouting distance of this marker); Dickeyville's Historic Legacy (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Leakin Park at Winans Meadow (approx. 0.6 miles away); A Name Before a Place (approx. 0.6 miles away); Crimea Estate (approx. 0.7 miles away); Orianda House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Norman Van Allan Reeves (approx. 0.7 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 13, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 11, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 47 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. 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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