If you’re an outdoor enthusiast, Baltimore has your inner thrill-seeker covered. From skydiving to taking a few hits on the paintball course, Baltimore boasts tons of fun for extremists everywhere.
24038 Race Track RD Ste. 3
Ridgely, Md. 21660
Price: $280 tandem/$270 per person groups of five to nine/$260 per person groups of 10 to 13/$189.00 per person groups of 13 plus (organizer jumps free)/$179 per person on weekends (organizer jumps free)
Hours: Mon, Wed, Fri – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sat and Sun – scheduled jumps only
Take in a view of the Bay Bridge, the Chesapeake Bay and the Baltimore skyline from thousands of feet above the ground. Skydive Maryland Ridgely is one of Maryland’s most popular skydiving destinations. It’s conveniently located near Baltimore, Annapolis, D.C. and northern Virginia. Whether you want to experience a tandem dive or a group dive, Skydive Maryland’s packages fit every need.
Highland Aerosports Inc.
24038 Race Track Rd.
Ridgely, Md. 21660
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Hours: daily – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Highland Aerosports is the gateway for the ultimate hang-gliding experience in Maryland. Hang glide tandem during lessons with the instructor, or go it alone. Take it easy and soar, or kick it up a notch if you’re looking for the excitement of a roller coaster ride. No matter the level of thrill you seek in hang gliding, Highland offers it all.
8600 Foundry St.
Savage, Md. 20763
Price: Varies depending on activity or tour.
Hours: daily – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (seasonally adjusted)
Terrapin Adventures promises a breathtaking day outdoors on zip lines, high ropes, giant swings and a climbing tower, or kayaking, biking, tubing, taking nature hikes, horseback riding, fishing, sailing, windsurfing and rock climbing. Enjoy a day out for team building, throw parties for adults or kids, or just spend time with family and friends bonding over crazy stunts. Terrapin’s adventures are simple, exhilarating fun with wood, ropes and cables. If you want diversity in your outdoor adventures, Terrapin is the place for you.
Earth Treks Timonium Climbing Center
1930 Greenspring Dr.
Timonium, Md. 21093
Price: $18 day pass/$108 seven-visit pass. See equipment rental rates.
Hours: Mon – 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Tues to Thurs 12 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Fri – 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Sat November to March – 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., April to October – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sun – 9 a.m. 6 p.m.
Earth Trek has hosted some of the most competitive indoor rock climbing competitions in the country, including three national championships. Its features include the largest indoor climbing wall in the country, more than 16,000 square feet of climbing, more than 150 climbs on varying terrain, competition-quality bouldering caves, a pro-shop and a complete cardio and strength-training area. In addition, expert instruction teaches novices how to climb and helps the pros up their game.
Route 40 Paintball
11011 Pulaski Hwy.
White Marsh, Md. 21162
Prices: $10 per day entry fee. See equipment rental rates.
Hours: daily – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Route 40 Paintball Park has four tournament-sized hyperball fields of adventure waiting for you. Play a game of elimination by trying to paint every single member of an opposing team. Alternately, play capture the flag, a game in which each team tries to capture a flag from the middle of its opponent’s field. Route 40 is great for birthday parties, bachelor parties and corporate get togethers as well as everyday fun.
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