Feeling cooped up?  Check out our first S.M.O.R.E.S. blog! We will take you on a virtual tour of great places available right here in our area.  Discover where you can go to enjoy a variety of recreational activities such as walking, cycling, birding, and photography.  Find out about some of our historical destinations!  Join us for our 1st blog @ Thomas Stone! 

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For more information and/or to plan your visit, please visit the:

Thomas Stone National Historic Site (US National Park Service)

Craving more adventure? Check out our catalog where we have more books on local hikes! To get you started, might we suggest the following book? And don’t forget to check back to see what other expeditions we will go on!

60 hikes within 60 miles. Baltimore by Alison Strum & Evan Balkan

It’s Time to Take a Hike in Baltimore, Maryland!

The best way to experience Baltimore is by hiking it! Get outdoors with authors Allison Sturm and Evan Balkan, with the new full-color edition of 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Baltimore. A perfect blend of popular trails and hidden gems, the selected trails transport you to scenic overlooks, wildlife hot spots, and historical settings that renew your spirit and recharge your body. You’ll learn about the area and experience nature through 60 of Charm City’s best hikes!

Each hike description features key at-a-glance information on distance, difficulty, scenery, traffic, hiking time, and more, so you can quickly and easily learn about each trail. Detailed directions, GPS-based trail maps, and elevation profiles help to ensure that you know where you are and where you’re going. Tips on nearby activities further enhance your enjoyment of every outing. Whether you’re a local looking for new places to explore or a visitor to the area, 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Baltimore provides plenty of options for a couple hours or a full day of adventure, all within about an hour from Baltimore and the surrounding communities.

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