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Jan 31 2022

About: Hancock’s Resolution is a historic farmstead located on the north side of Bodkin Point near the mouth of the Patapsco River. It was originally established as a tobacco plantation in 1665, 31 years after the founding of the Maryland colony. After passing through several owners, the first Hancock acquired most of the farm’s land in 1733. In the mid-1700s, with the growth of Baltimore, the family switched from growing tobacco to farming fruit and vegetables. In the early 1800s the farm was more than 400 acres; the current property now...

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Aug 24 2021

Park Amenities: Baseball Field (4) (Turner) Concession Stand (open seasonally) Multipurpose Fields (2) Paved Trail - 2 miles (estimate only) Picnic Pavilion Picnic Area Playground Restrooms (open seasonally and portable) Volleyball Court (3 - sand) Trails, Paved and Natural   Hours of Operation: Park is open from dawn to dusk   Cost of Entry: no fee   Website: https://www.aacounty.org/locations-and-directions/generals-highway-corridor-park Phone: 410-222-7317 Address: 1758 Crownsville Road, Annapolis, MD 21401  ...

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Aug 24 2021

About: Kinder Farm Park offers picnic tables and grills located throughout the park, two large outdoor pavilions available for rental, and a large playground and tot lot ideal for children of all ages. The park has a 2.8 mile paved perimeter trail and several miles of natural trails.  Kinder Farm Park developed an agricultural history program and working farm that shows past and present agricultural practices of Anne Arundel County. Farm animals at the park are owned and cared for by the Kinder Farm Park 4-H Livestock club and the Friends Farm...

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Aug 06 2021

About: South River Farms is a rustic and undeveloped park with old growth forests and hiking trails located on the scenic South River. A Port a Pot and small parking lot are available. A map and general information can be found on a bulletin board near the parking lot. Natural area includes the 2.5 mile loop Red Trail.   Hours of Operation: Park is open from dawn to dusk 7 days a week   Cost of Entry: Free   Website:  https://www.aacounty.org/locations-and-directions/south-river-farm-park Phone:  410-222-7317 Address: 3553 Loch Haven Drive, Edgewater, MD 21037  ...

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Jul 13 2021

About: On the National Register of Historic Places since 1984, Historic Linthicum Walks is a traditional, whitewashed farm house and grounds dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries. It sits in a picturesque park-like setting among a variety of mature trees and gardens with architecture representative of the rural Tidewater Maryland style of its time. A farm complex, it originally included a 19th century meat house, pre-1815 tobacco barn, a family cemetery and several outbuildings on its 200 acres of farmland.  The property is now owned by Anne Arundel County...

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Jul 01 2021

About: The Benson- Hammond House is the only remaining example of family farms that once thrived in the area. Docents will explain the history of the house and the people that lived and worked on the land. Exhibits and displays are regularly updated.   Hours of Operation: Open the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month from March through November. 11:00am until 3:00 PM. Also open for special events. Available for private tours.   Cost: $5.00 per adult tour, $1.00 children Website: www.aachs.org Phone: 410-768-9618 Address:  7101 Aviation Blvd Linthicum, MD 21090...

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Jul 01 2021

About: The Glendening Nature Preserve offers 4 miles of trails through 620 acres of diverse habitat.  Trails wander through meadows, pine barrens, sand barrens, upland forest, and streams and to the Patuxent River.  A boardwalk extends 460 ft through wetlands to Old Galloway Creek with a view of the Patuxent River. Some public outdoor education programs also occur at this property, mainly around the Plummer House area. The Plummer House, a farm house restored in 2007, is located off Plummer Lane and is used for meetings and public education. This location...

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Jul 01 2021

About: In 1980 Anne Arundel County purchased 161 acres of uplands and wetlands in Jug Bay; five years later, it bought 10.4 more acres and established the land as a sanctuary. Today the Sanctuary Proper is 452 acres (including River Farm) with 11 miles of trails and a scrub-shrub and marsh boardwalks, which can take you through a natural experience of its forests, wetlands, creeks, meadows, and its wildlife. Sanctuary visitors can also enjoy our nature play space, observation deck, and swamp blind.   The Sanctuary Proper is home to the McCann...

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Jul 01 2021

About: The Jug Bay Emory Waters Nature Preserve was named after Mr. Emory Waters to honor him, his cultural heritage and that of all African Americans that worked and lived within Jug Bay and the Patuxent River Watershed. This 307-acre Patuxent riverfront gem hosts 225 acres of forests, 64.5 acres of fields and meadows, a 0.45 acre vineyard, two creeks, and a rich archaeological history including two houses more than 150 years old. Current public access to this property is through the Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary Proper by hiking the Farm...

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Jul 01 2021

About: If you enjoy fishing or going out on the water you probably know or have been on this property, since it offers a small pier and a rugged canoe/kayak put in. With 43 acres of forest and wetlands on the water’s edge, Patuxent Wetlands Park is our second smallest track of land, but it is one of the most visited; about 16,000 people come to this park every year. Because of its high public usage and closeness to Route 4, this property faces large trash issues, thus Sanctuary staff often...

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