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Best Activities You Wouldn’t Think To Do In Baltimore

June 22, 2011 7:25 AM

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Tired of your same routine? Looking for a new activity for the weekend? Baltimore has plenty of recreational fun; check out these hidden activities that the Charm City has been hiding.

Urban Pirates

912 S. Ann Street
Baltimore, MD 21231

Grab a mate and board ship for a Fells Point adventure with the Urban Pirates. Set sail for an interactive voyage as the Urban Pirates crew teaches you to dress and talk like a pirate. A great time for kids, there is also plenty of fun for adults with “Bring Your Own Grog” every Friday and Saturday. Call for reservations and plan a field trip for your young cadets. The Urban Pirates are ready to cast off for adventure out in the Baltimore Harbor.

Shark Tagging: Henry Hall Program

501 East Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21202

Fans of “Shark Week,” you have a chance for close encounters of your own, right here in Maryland. The Henry Hall Program from the National Aquarium in Baltimore offers participants the opportunity to help tag sharks for data research. Sign up early for the summer program, and join Captain Mark Sampson for a day of shark fishing off the coast of Ocean City. The Henry Hall Program also provides dates for sea turtle watching, and offers camping opportunities around the Chesapeake Bay. Broaden your knowledge of marine life and have fun with the free summer programs offered by the National Aquarium.

Charm City Roller Girls Derby

Du Burns Arena
1301 S. Ellwood Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224

Are you a fan of the 1970s era of roller derby? At the Du Burns Arena in Baltimore, the Charm City Roller Girls take to the flat track for exciting bouts in roller derby. Represented by participants form the Baltimore/D.C. area, these women balance force and athletic ability in the spirit of competition. For aspiring rollergirls, tryouts are held regularly at Skateland North Point. Come out and support a local sports franchise and cheer on the Charm City Roller Girls.

Canton Kayak Club

9817 Finsbury Road
Rosedale MD, 21237
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Looking for a new way to exercise while enjoying the sites around the Harbor? The Canton Kayak Club is a great place to meet local kayakers and to establish networking opportunities. Annual membership provides unlimited use of kayaks and paddles. For new kayakers, courses are offered by Be sure to join “Paddle Pals” as experienced and inexperienced kayakers meet for group kayaking trips on alternate Saturdays or Sundays. The Canton Kayak Club has grown to over 400 members with over 60 kayaks.

Baltimore Ghost Tours

PO Box 38140
Baltimore, MD 21231
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There is no haunting experience in Baltimore quite like Baltimore Ghost Tours. Take a tour through the haunted pubs of Fells Point, and step back in time when sailors from foreign lands once ruled the maritime nightlife. Hear of ghost sightings and tales that will give you goose bumps. Choose from three different haunted ghost walks that will keep you guessing at every turn. Your view of the neighborhood will never be the same again.

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  • Brian

    Your website is the worst local “news” website I have ever seen. Yeah, lets write about summer activities in Baltimore versus winter activities.

    The format, the content, everything….yuck.

  • T

    Brian, you’re an idiot. The Ghost Tours and the roller derby are NOW. And really, I guess NO ONE ON EARTH plans activities ahead of time. Be quiet and go read your news elsewhere. Sheesh.

  • Marlene

    Get your tickets for derby early. They sell out and have to turn people away!!

  • A

    I’m with Brian, T. Ghost Tours and Roller Derby are SO yesterday

  • jerry

    narrow minded individuals should not look at the news anyway.. too much for the brain.

  • ysp1971

    Hey brian, WJZ has been a Pillar of our town ever since i can remember. Jerry Turner, Al Sanders, Bob Turk, Denise Koch.

    Please be cautious, harsh words are easy, 40+ years of journalism are not

  • antoinette shorter

    why cant Brian have an opinion?

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