Middle Branch Park
3301 Waterview Avenue
South of the Inner Harbor, just across the Hanover Street Bridge, lies one of Baltimore's most pleasant outdoor parks, Middle Branch Park. This beautiful park is located along Baltimore’s “middle branch” of the Patapsco River.
With a hard-working history, the 150-acre Middle Branch Park was created by Baltimore City in 1977 by consolidating existing shoreline parks, at which time the city began restoring the sites. Ten years later, the Baltimore Rowing and Water Resources Center opened, reviving a tradition of rowing competitions. The facility is available for event rentals and houses the Recreation and Parks, Canoe & Kayak Program and Baltimore Community Rowing. For building rental information, call 410-396-3840.
Middle Branch Park offers a clear view of the Baltimore City skyline, as well as a wildlife observatory area and a boardwalk. From the park, you can try sculling with the Baltimore Community Rowing, participate in the Baltimore City Recreation and Parks Canoe and Kayak programs, take a paddle in your own craft, or test your luck with recreational fishing (catch & release). You can hop on the Gwynns Falls Trail: biking or walking 14 miles west toward Gwynns Falls/ Leakin Park or one mile north to the city’s Inner Harbor.
- View of the Baltimore City skyline
- Baltimore Community Rowing (http://www.baltimorerowing.org/)
- Picnic Area
- Canoe/Kayak Programs http://bcrp.baltimorecity.gov/recreation/outdoor
- Crabbing, Kayaking, Canoeing
- Boat ramp (at adjacent Broening Park)
- Fishing piers (no license required) (http://dnr2.maryland.gov/fisheries/Pages/license-free.aspx)
- Gwynns Falls Trail (www.gwynnsfallstrail.org)
- Picnic areas
- Baltimore Rowing and Water Resource Center (http://bcrp.baltimorecity.gov/Facilities/BaltimoreRowingandResourceCenter.aspx)
- Accessible to Interstate 95 and BWI Parkway (295)
- Accessible by MTA Bus Routes and Light Rail (http://mta.maryland.gov/)
IN PROXIMITY TO…..
- Inner Harbor
- Hanover Street Bridge
- Harbor MedStar Hospital
- Cherry Hill Aquatic Center
- Southern Police District