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The Baltimore Hiking Meetup Group Message Board › New Event: Sweet Air area - Gunpowder Falls State Park

New Event: Sweet Air area - Gunpowder Falls State Park

A former member
Announcing a new event for The Baltimore Hiking Meetup Group!

What: Sweet Air area - Gunpowder Falls State Park

When: Sunday, February 3, 10:30 AM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Who should come: Everyone!

Why: This is an awesome park, little traveled and has a variety of different landscapes we'll be going through.

Event Description: Hike Sweet Air area - Gunpowder Falls S.P.


Plenty of parking at Sweet Air. Proceed to top of hill, parking on the right (dirt/grass lot)


Distance: TBD (remapping - approx 3-5 miles)
Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Hiking Time: About 2 hrs. depending on pace




Description to follow:



Historical:

The Sweet Air area was settled as early as 1704 and in 1712, Charles Calvert 3rd Lord Baltimore gave his fourth wife a 10,000 acre manor near this location, called "My Ladies Manor". These large manors eventually broke apart to be farmed for tobacco and corn. Sweet Air also operated as a dairy farm in recent history before being added to the Gunpowder Falls State Park in the 60's.


Directions:


From Interstate 95
Take the Fallston/Joppatowne Exit (74).
Take Mountain Road (152 north - left for 11 miles) to Route 165. Turn left heading
south on MD 165 (Baldwin Mill Road) for about 1/2 mile. Go to Common directions.


Alternate directions from Towson/Baltimore areas:


Rt 1 N to Mountain Road (Rt 152), turn left on 152 for approx. 5.5 miles to Rt 165. Turn left
heading south on MD 165 (Baldwin Mill Road) for about 1/2 mile. Go to Common directions.


Rt 147 (Harford Rd) to Mountain Road (Rt 152), turn left on 152 for approx. 5 miles to Rt 165. Turn left heading south on MD 165 (Baldwin Mill Road) for about 1/2 mile. Go to Common directions.


Rt 146 (Jarretsville Pike) to Hess Road, turn right on Hess Road for approx 1.1 miles. Turn right on Park Road for approx .27 miles and left on Moores Road for approx. .9 miles. Turn right on Dalton Brevard Road. Parking is at the end of Dalton Brevard Road within the park on the right hand side.


Common directions:


Turn right onto Greene Road for about a mile, turn right onto Moores Road for about .3
miles. Turn left onto Dalton Brevard Road. Parking is at the end of Dalton-Brevard Road
within the park on the right hand side.


If you need directions from elsewhere, give me a call.




Contact information for Rick:
443-850-9405
rick410@hotmail.com


Pets on leash are welcome at this location.


Sweet Air Area - Gunpowder Falls State Park
2800 Dalton Brevard Road
Baldwin, MD 21013

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