This is a very pretty, easy walk through an educational wetland area. We haven't done this one for quite some time because it's fairly short (about 1 mile) and can be warm in the summertime. But it's perfect for our senior dogs and for dogs (and people) who are recovering from an illness, injury or surgery, or are just plain old pokey (you know who I mean, . . . Riley).
The Font Hill Wetlands Park is an environmental education park with three interconnecting ponds and a surrounding boardwalk with observation areas and fishing piers. It's all flat; there are no elevation changes. The pathway winds through marshes filled with cattails and a variety of native trees and vegetation. I actually think it's particularly pretty at this time of year--with the tall grasses and open views.
There's an amazing amount of wildlife in this little area--including many species of birds, dragonflies and amphibians, and numerous species of mammals.
We'll take it pretty slow and stop to smell the roses . . . or whatever. Riley was on a sniff-fest when we scouted it out.
To learn more about the park, check the description on the website of Howard County Recreation and Parks.
WHERE TO MEET
Use the Google map above for the best directions from your location. This park is in a residential area. Parking is on the street; there is no parking lot. The address as given by Howard County Recreation and Parks is:
3520 Font Hill Drive
Ellicott City, MD 21043
Note that the time is 11 am Sunday--a little later than some of our other morning walks.