Outside of Outdoor Recreation's seasonal programming, there are tons of ways to enjoy Baltimore's Parks, Trails and Waterways! Here are a few activities that help you reconnect with the natural beauty of our city!
Baltimore City has License Free Fishing Areas! You are required to observe all other fishing laws and regulations. A free MD/PRFC angler registration is also required for anglers fishing without a license in designated license-free fishing areas; you may register online through the Maryland Licensing System.
- Canton Recreational Pier at Boston Street
- Middle Branch Park from fishing pier south of the Hanover--Pottee Street Bridges, to Hanover Street Bridge over Middle Branch. Directions: Route 2 to Middle Branch Park
- Canton Waterfront Park
For organized Fishing Programs located in Baltimore City call 410-396-7900.
Baltimore City is home to more than 4,000 acres of parkland and green space. Within our city borders, there are over 300,000 street trees and a large inventory of park trees. With over 30 miles of paved trails and 25 miles of natural surface trails across the city, there are so many places to walk, run or bike in nature! Learn more here!
The Carrie Murray Nature Center’s mission focuses on educating participants about animals, nature and conservation. A variety of classes and camps are offered by experienced staff. The center houses permanently injured raptors, insects, reptiles, and other animals found in the wild. Visit www.carriemurraynaturecenter.org to find out about their latest offerings or by phone at 410-396-0808
Gwynns Falls/Leakin Park (1901 Ridgetop Rd)
Baltimore City Sports
Baltimore City Recreation and Parks have a ton of great sport league options for adults and kids alike! Enjoy the great outdoors through baseball, soccer, football and more! Register for our leagues here!
There are 3 boat ramps open to the public and free in Baltimore City.
Camp at Gwynns Falls/Leakin Park or Herring Run Park
Join us for the “Great American Campout”! Where you can camp at the following locations:
Carrie Murray Nature Center, Gwynns Falls Leakin Park, Herring Run Park, Patterson Park and Wyman Park Dell
Space is limited. RSVP is REQUIRED. Please click the link above for dates and details!
Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which participants use a Global Positioning System receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called "geocaches" or "caches", at specific locations marked by coordinates all over the world. Join the world’s largest treasure hunt! For more information and how to get started here: https://www.geocaching.com/play.