Best Parks In Baltimore For A Winter Nature Walk

January 2, 2016 12:51 PM

BALTIMORE – APRIL 09: Partial view of the Baltimore Skyline as photographed from Federal Hill Park on April 9, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo By Raymond Boyd/Getty Images)

The least expensive and the most healthiest exercise is walking. There is a lot of research in existence that suggests being in nature improves the physical, emotional and mental state of a human being. Check out five big outdoor public spaces worthy or exploration every day of the year in Baltimore City, specifically the winter season. Cheers to winter relaxation!
Druid Hill Park
2600 Madison Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21217
(410) 396-6106
www.druidhillpark.org

Not only is Druid Hill park historic, it is home to the Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory and the Maryland Zoo, which was created in 1876 as a result of people donating a variety of animals to the park. The landscape at Druid Hill Park is vast, with lots of open air and places to explore. Druid Hill Park is primarily used for driving, bike-riding, strolling and outdoor sporting games.

Patterson Park
27 S Patterson Park Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21231
(410) 276-3676
www.pattersonpark.com

Patterson Park is better known as Baltimore’s Best Backyard. Patterson Park has a boat lake which which was remodeled approximately five years ago. The boat lake is basically a beautiful duck pond. Dominic “Mimi” DiPietro Ice Rink is also located inside Patterson Park, which makes this park ideal for walking around in the winter to enjoy the picturesque views.  Another major historic sidebar about Patterson Park: Before it was known as a park, the site of Patterson Park played a major role in the War of 1812, during the battle of North Point at Hampstead Hill. The park served as the grounds where American troops were stationed during war.

Carroll Park
2100 Washington Blvd.
Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 685-8344
www.friendsofcarrollpark.blogspot.com

Carroll Park is the third largest country landscape park after Druid Hill and Patterson Parks. Carroll Park is 117 acres and located in southwest Baltimore. It was originally part of the Mount Clare estate of Charles Carroll. This park includes one of the oldest of two Federal style mansions still standing in Baltimore City. Homewood House on Johns Hopkins University Campus is the other oldest historic mansion in Baltimore. The benches in Carroll Park are absolutely picturesque and make this a great place for winter strolling and creating Kodak memories.

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Lake Roland
1000 Lakeside Drive
Baltimore, MD 21210
(410) 887-4156
www.facebook.com/lakerolandpark

The park is open sunrise to sunset daily. Lake Roland Dam is a cool park amenity that makes this outdoor space ideal for a winter walk. Lake Roland offers a wide variety of programs throughout the year for youth and adults. Get detailed information from the Lake Roland Nature Council here. The over 500 acre park leased to Baltimore County is a multi-faceted facility with numerous trails, nature and environmental programs, a dog park, pavilions and waterfront activities, such as canoeing and kayaking, for all to enjoy. It offers the opportunity for visitors to enjoy the rare plant life that exists only in the serpentine barrens at Roland Park.

Federal Hill Park
300 Warren Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 396-5828
www.federalhillonline.com

Federal Hill Park is a Baltimore landmark signature . Talk about some of the best views in the city from a hill! Federal Hill is historic and prominent. It is conveniently located next to the Baltimore Inner Harbor, which makes the park extra amazing. Full of leisure and recreation, Federal Hill park features a recently renovated public basketball court. 

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Tradina DeMary is a photo journalist. She is better known as Baltimore Budget Events Examiner, one of the best social event enthusiasts in Baltimore City. She is very zealous about city living and urban exploration in the D.C., Maryland and Virginia area. She has a background in applied information technology with a master’s degree from Towson University. When she is not busy attending social events and taking photos for the Examiner.com. She manages a website about personal growth through poetry, cooking, music, DIY projects and consumer advocacy. Such a local lifestyle guru her other professional news column can be found at Examiner.com here. http://www.examiner.com/budget-events-in-baltimore/tradina-demary