Winter Family Hikes in Annapolis
By Nicole Donnelly
Getting outside has never been so important than it is now in Anne Arundel County.
Some of our favorite walking trails are located right in our state's capital. When we're looking for an easy-peasy way to get our kids out of the house and exhaust them, heading out to one of these trails is the sure-fire way to make that happen!
👟Anne Arundel Community College Hiking and Running Trails
101 College Parkway, Arnold
"The trails at the community college are open to the public and are connected through a series of grass and dirt trails. While much of the trail is flat and the surface is even, there are some areas with steep inclines and exposed roots."
Information on various access points can be found on the DNR website.
440-470 Shore Acres Rd, Arnold
"The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking and walking."
👟Baltimore and Annapolis Trail Park
Jonas Green Park, Annapolis
"The scenic, paved, 13-mile community trail is brimming with history lessons and boasts a solar system of information."
101-175 Harry S. Truman Pkwy, Annapolis
"Features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate."
College Parkway and Green Holly Drive, Annapolis
"The Broadneck Trail is located across from Broadneck Park. It starts at Green Holly Drive and continues along College Parkway and ends at College Parkway East."
👟Cross-country trail behind Annapolis High School
"The trail is over 7 miles long, meanders through woods and along a creek and is maintained through funds raised by the Annapolis Striders."
Terrapin Nature Area and Kent Narrows, Kent Island
8311 John Downs Loop, Pasadena
"Five miles of paved trails weave throughout woods and along the water’s edge."
300-348 Bullard Blvd, Annapolis
"Features beautiful wildflowers and is good for all skill levels."
108 Main St, Annapolis
"The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and road biking and is accessible year-round."
Matapeake State Park at Marine Academy Dr. and Romancoke Rd./SR 8 and Romancoke Pier at Romancoke Rd./SR 8, Kent Island
Poplar Ave. and Taylor Ave. and Poplar Ave. and Admiral Dr., Annapolis
600 Quiet Waters Park Rd, Annapolis
"Visitors can enjoy trails winding through forests and past grassy fields, children’s playground, or picnic among 340 acres of beautiful parkland."
Access points can be found at Annapolis Plaza and AAMC.
"South Shore Trail is from Annapolis Plaza to Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis."
Park at City Dock and walk over.
"The run through the yard can be designed to be flat, taking a runner alongside the Chesapeake Bay and the Severn River or a little more challenging by adding Hospital Hill to the course."