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Patapsco Valley State Park

https://youtu.be/wJMtSz7Z4EA Patapsco Valley State Park extends along 32 miles of the Patapsco River, encompassing 16,043 acres and eight developed recreational areas. Recreational opportunities include hiking, fishing, camping, canoeing, horseback and mountain bike trails, as well as picnicking for individuals or large groups in the park’s many popular pavilions. The park is nationally known for its trail opportunities and scenery. We have 170 miles of trails, with 70 of those miles identified as maintained trails. There are hiker only trails and multi-use trails accessible from many areas of Patapsco. Read More: Patapsco Valley State Park Video and photo's by Michael Cipriani  
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Fort Mott State Park

[embed]https://youtu.be/lvpjm6Agvus[/embed] Fort Mott, located in New Castle County, Delaware was part of a three-fort defense system designed for the Delaware River during the postbellum modernization period following the American Civil War. The other two forts in the system were Fort Delaware on Pea Patch Island and Fort DuPont in Delaware City, Delaware. Original plans for Fort Mott specified eleven gun emplacements with twenty guns and a mortar battery with six emplacements for Rodman smoothbore guns. Construction was started in 1872, however, only two of the gun emplacements and two magazines in the mortar battery were completed by 1876 when all work stopped. The Board of Fortifications, often called the Endicott…
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Point Lookout State Park MD

    [embed]https://youtu.be/ekjmyQ-kqMQ[/embed] Point Lookout is located at the southern tip of St. Mary's County, Maryland, on a peninsula formed by the confluence of Chesapeake Bay and the Potomac River. It is the southernmost spot on Maryland's western shore, the coastal region on the western side of the Chesapeake Bay. The point is part of Point Lookout State Park, a Maryland state park which preserves the site of a Civil War prisoner of war camp and the Point Lookout Light, which was built here in 1830. Address: 11175 Point Lookout Rd, Scotland, MD 20687   Phone: (301) 872-5688
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Downs Park Maryland

  Situated on the Chesapeake Bay, Downs Park offers a variety of natural and recreational activities throughout its 236 acres. Downs Park offers more than five miles of paved and natural trails, including a self-guided nature trail. The park also has a children’s playground and 2 basketball courts available to visitors on a first-come, first-serve basis. Downs Park has three large pavilions which each accommodate approximately 100 persons and one small pavilion which hold approximately 50 people. A Wedding Garden, a Youth Camping Area and the Chesapeake Room are available for rent. For fees and availability, call the park office at (410) 222-6230. Read More: aacounty.org/RecParks/parks/downs/ Downs Park 8311 John…
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Fort McHenry

       Fort McHenry, in Baltimore, Maryland, is a coastal star-shaped fort best known for its role in the War of 1812, when it successfully defended Baltimore Harbor from an attack by the British navy in Chesapeake BaySeptember 13–14, 1814. It was during the bombardment of the fort that Francis Scott Key was inspired to write "The Star-Spangled Banner," the poem that would eventually be set to the tune of "To Anacreon in Heaven" and become the national anthem of the United States. https://youtu.be/OwPDSqppCN0
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Fort Smallwood

Fort Smallwood (1896-1928) - An Endicott Period Coastal Fort named for Revolutionary War Maj. Gen. William Smallwood. From 1896 to 1928, it was an Endicott Period Coastal Fort built during the Spanish-American War era along with other outer harbor defenses at Fort Howard on North Point in southeastern Baltimore County and Fort Armistead at Hawkins Point on the Baltimore City-Anne Arundel County Line of 1919 and was named for Revolutionary War Maj. Gen. William Smallwood, (1732-1792), commander of the "Maryland Line" regiment in theContinental Army who later became fourth governor of Maryland (1785-1788). From 1928 to 2006, it was a city park of the City of Baltimore and was extremely…
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