What to do in North Point State Park

North Point State Park rests on the scenic Chesapeake Bay, rich in history and natural resources. From 1906-1947, it was the site of the Old Bay Shore Amusement Park. The trolley station and walkway are still intact.

North Point State Park features historic interest from the War of 1812, now part of the Defenders' Trail. With its spectacular waterside location on the Chesapeake Bay, a portion of the park has been designated as a Wildlands Area. Visitors can view interpretive exhibits at the visitor center and enjoy outdoor dining at the picnic grove afterward. Multi-use trails used year-round give visitors an up close view of the varied wildlife and birdlife. Paddling the estuarine waters is also a favorite pastime.

Recreation features at North Point State Park consist of biking and hiking trails, cross-country skiing trails, fishing opportunities, flatwater paddling, historic interest, picnic area, and a visitor center.

North Point State Park is located in Baltimore County along the Chesapeake Bay. Travel Interstate 97 north to Interstate 695 west. Cross the Key Bridge and continue to State Route 151 (Sparrows Point Boulevard, Exit 43). Follow SR 151 to Route 20 and turn left. Follow Route 20 to park entrance.

Maryland has four distinct seasons with spring and fall being particularly pleasant with low humidity and mild temperatures. The average January temperature ranges between 30 and 34 degrees F (-1 to 1 C) with July averages ranging between 74 degrees F and 80 degrees F. Typically, coastal temperatures are slightly warmer then the western Appalachian Plateau area. Travelers should be aware that winters can become miserably cold and summers can be hazy, hot and humid with afternoon thundershowers.

c/o Gunpowder Falls State Park
2813 Jerusalem Road, P.O. Box 480
Kingsville, MD 21087

Phone: 410-592-2897

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