Popular Parks In Howard County


Centennial Park has won awards for its natural design and sensitivity to nature. The 337-acre park features a spectacular 54-acre, man-made lake, which is stocked by the State Department of Fisheries, and is home to a variety of wildlife such as white-tailed deer, beavers, foxes, turtles, herons, and many other bird species. You can walk, run or bike the 2.6-mile paved pathway that meanders around the lake or the 7.3 miles of interconnecting paved pathway that includes links to surrounding neighborhoods.

10000 Route 108
Ellicott City, MD 21042
410-313-7271 or 410-313-7256


The Patapsco Valley State Park extending along 32 miles of the Patapsco River and encompassing 16,043 acres, is nationally known for its 170 miles of trails. Welcoming 1.1M outdoor enthusiasts annually, the Park is an oasis between Baltimore & Washington, DC for hiking, birding, tubing and daring the ‘swinging bridge’ . And a top draw for regional mountain bikers who affectionately refer to the Park as “Moab East” with its rock and root hopping, steep switchbacks, killer stream crossings and ‘lung busting’ climbs that brings these thrill seekers back again and again.

8020 Baltimore National Pike
Ellicott City, MD

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