Resting between Boston Street and the Baltimore Harbor, Canton Waterfront Park offers terrific views of the harbor and an easily accessible and vista-rich recreational area that is sure to impress. See and appreciate Baltimore’s maritime might, both past (with Fort McHenry sitting prominently across the water) and present (gargantuan U.S. Navy ships docked in the adjacently situated Clinton Street Marine Terminal).
Canton Waterfront Park is positioned as one of the eastern-most access points to the harbor, making the park a useful location for outdoors recreation facilities such as the boat ramp and fishing pier. Similarly, with its multiuse trail, the park also serves as a convenient starting point for traversing the Waterfront Promenade. The Canton Waterfront features about 7.5 miles of trails.
There are a lot of terrific restaurants close by, so the park is popular for walks and the occasional street performer. It’s also a nice place to throw out a blanket for some sun or reading. Little festivals and gatherings are common, and the park is a popular place for viewing events such as the Blue Angels air show or tall ships coming into the Inner Harbor.
Water taxi service at Canton is a great way to move around the city and get some great views, as well.
Canton Dog Park is a fenced area where dogs can run off-leash and exercise, play and socialize with other dogs. There are designated areas for larger dogs and smaller or older dogs. There is shade and nearby parking.
When visiting, be sure to visit the Korean War Memorial, which features a history of the war and contains the names of 527 Marylanders who died in the conflict. Adorned with park green space and generous tree cover, the memorial help makes Canton Waterfront Park an unmistakable treasure in a city replete with charm.
• Baltimore Waterfront Promenade Trail
• Boat ramp
• Chesapeake Bay access
• Fishing pier (designated free fishing area; no license required)
• Korean War Memorial
• Tremendous views
• Passive seating
In Proximity to. . .
• Little Italy
• Canton Dog Park
• Bonvegna Soccer Park
• Clarence DuBurns Arena
• Dypski Park
Other Useful Links
• Canton Community Association
• Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore
• Water Taxi Service