View from the hill!

View from the hill!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Enjoy the weather on the NCR trail

The sun is out, the temperature is just right, the place to be is the NCR trail. As soon as the weather gets nice Baltimoreans who want a breath of fresh air head to northern Baltimore County to enjoy outdoor sports along this former railroad trail. Biking, walking, jogging and even horseback riding are all encouraged along the 20 miles of trail. The trail is packed with people at the beginning which is on Ashland Road in Cockeysville. You can park there or in the many parking areas along the way. For the truly adventurous you can even take the trail all of the way to York, PA. When you cross the Pennsylvania line the Heritage Rail Trail begins which continues for another 21 miles, right into the center of downtown York.

There are restroom facilities and water fountains in Monkton as well as a few shops. You can also rent inner tubes in the summer and float down the Little Gunpowder River. Floating down the river would have been on our list, however the water temperatures will not be quite warm enough within the next 100 days. Tubing is more of an August activity! Although there are a few stops along the way, it is best to bring water and some sort of snack to give you enough energy for your ride!

Whatever sport you enjoy, you should take advantage of this great spot to enjoy the spring weather.

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