Baltimore:

Druid Hill Park

 

Druid Hill Park

900 Druid Park Lake Dr, Baltimore, MD

(410) 396-6106

www.druidhillpark.org

This popular park, home of the Baltimore Zoo, is featured early in the Baltimore Marathon course and has experienced a recent renaissance.  The park offers tennis courts, a pool, basketball, and a wide asphalt multi-use path around the lake at the entrance to the pond. The 1.5-mile lake loop is part of the popular Jones Fall Trail, which is utilized by both cyclists and runners alike.  Porta potties, water fountains, benches, and garbage cans are available along the lake in addition to 3 circuit training stations. Although there is limited shade along the lake loop, runners and cyclists looking to add more mileage can continue running through the shaded park or along the Jones Fall Trail.  Expansive views of the city, lake, and park are just a few of the great features of Druid Hill. While the park is popular with local residents, it is generally quiet and peaceful and a great place for a reflective run or bike ride. This iconic part of Baltimore is certainly worth a trip.

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