Picnics, Parks & Gardens in Baltimore

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  • Although Baltimore is a typically urban American city, it has its fair share of beautiful and scenic parks, gardens, and picnic areas. The city currently manages more than 200 parks throughout the county. Whether nestled in the dead center of a neighborhood bordered by homes or located on the fringes of the city, these picnic, park and garden areas offer the traveler both relaxation and a little bit of history.

    Federal Hill Park, though not the largest of parks in Charmed City, tops our list simply for its proximity to harbor hotels and attractions. At the peak of the hill, you have a panoramic view of the city. On a clear day you can see past Charmed City's beloved M&T stadium and all around the harbor and due east. There are several benches for relaxing as well as a playground for kids. Monuments and statues sprinkle the park, offering the significance of the location to past battles in the city.
    If you're looking for a bit more tranquility in a more woodland setting, Cylburn Arboretum has just what the therapist ordered. Formal gardens reveal some of the natural beauty of Baltimore that often gets lost in the hustle and bustle of street lights.

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    Federal Hill Park

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    701 Battery Avenue
    Federal Hill Park, Battery and Warren aves

    History, views of the Harbor, park for the kids, path for walking... read more

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    Cylburn Arboretum

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    4915 Greenspring Ave
    Mount Washington

    Woodland Park & Formal Gardens... read more

    Patterson Park

    2800 Eastern Ave

    Pagoda-style building on the top of Hampstead Hill is a trademark of Patterson Park and a landmark not to be missed... read more

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    Riverside Park

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    1800 Covington Street

    Tranquil Harbor View... read more

    Canton Waterfront Park

    3001 Boston Street

    Great Urban Park... read more

    Druid Hill Park

    417 East Fayette Street
    8th floor

    First of Municipal Parks... read more

    Banneker-Douglass Museum

    84 Franklin Street

    The state's official repository of African American heritage. A real treasure in Annapolis... read more

    Oregon Ridge Park

    13555 Beaver Dam Road

    Full of Fun... read more

    Robert E. Lee Memorial Park

    2600 Madison Avenue
    Lakeside Road off Falls Road

    Miles Of Varied Hiking Trails... read more

    Clifton Park Golf Course

    2401 Rose Street

    Free Entry... read more
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