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Gwynns Fall Trail Events Coming this Summer and Fall

Every Day

Care for baby trees

Help us care for our newly planted trees on the Gwynns Falls Trail by keeping invasive vines in check. No experience necessary. Parks & People will provide all of the training and tools. This is hands-on job that is perfect for anyone who loves being outdoors. The need for invasive removal is constant, so contact us at kelly.macbride-gill@parksandpeople.org to schedule a day that works for you. Groups welcomed.

Thursdays

Thursday Gentle Walk and Custom Tours

Every THURSDAY (except bad weather days) from 9 to 10am, join a guided walk of Gwynns Falls Trail starting at Trailhead #2, Leakin Park at Winans Meadow (4500 North Franklintown Road, 21229) led by members of the Friends of Gwynns Falls/Leakin Park. Arrange for your group to have a custom tailored guided tour by contacting Heide Grundmann at (410) 945-0586 or hgrundot@aol.com .

  • 9 to 10am
  • Trailhead #2, Leakin Park at Winans Meadow
    4500 North Franklintown Road, 21229

Fridays

Friday Open Row in Middle Branch Park

Every FRIDAY, 6pm to 8pm through September, located at Middle Branch Park (3301 Waterview Ave., 21230) just south of the Hanover Street Bridge. The Recreation and Parks Department has 10 canoes and kayaks available, so please RSVP early to reserve your spot in a boat. We will provide everything for paddling the Middle Branch for pleasure.

  • 6 to 8pm
  • Middle Branch Park
    3301 Waterview Ave., 21230

Saturdays

Saturday Canoe and Scoop in Middle Branch Park

Every SATURDAY with times vary seasonally through October, at Middle Branch Park (3301 Waterview Ave. 21230) located just south and west of the Hanover Street Bridge (Route 2). The Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks provides certified staff and volunteers and equipment for paddling and picking up trash that rain water storm drains flush to the shore line of Middle Branch Park. This is a great activity for groups and service projects with up to 20 participants. It is best to allow 3 hours for this activity. Partners include Blue Water Baltimore and Parks & People Foundation. For more information, contact Kelly MacBride-Gill at (410) 448-5663, ext. 111 or kelly.macbride-gill@parksandpeople.org .

  • Starting Times Vary
  • Middle Branch Park
    3301 Waterview Ave., 21230

Second Sunday of the Month

Second Sunday of the Month - Family Fun Day (until November)

Come to Leakin Park on the second SUNDAY of the month from 11am to 3:30pm for Family Fund Day parking at Eagle Drive at 4921 Windsor Mill Road, 21207 and bring a picnic lunch and enjoy guided trail and historic tours, visit nearby Carrie Murray Nature Center, kid pony rides ($5) and free miniature train rides. Event is supported by Friends of Gwynns Falls/Leakin Park and free train rides are made possible by the Chesapeake and Allegheny Steam Preservation Society (www.calslivesteam.org).

  • 11am to 3:30pm
  • Eagle Drive
    4921 Windsor Mill Road, 21207

Saturday,
Semptember 13

Outward Bound Trail Challenge and Village Celebration

September 13, 8am to 2pm, The Baltimore Chesapeake Bay Outward Bound School is presenting a "Trail Challenge and Village Celebration" event on a 3.3 mile (5k) circular course allowing participants to race on dirt and asphalt trails, including part of the Gwynns Falls Trail, up and down hills, across streams and though beautiful Leakin Park woodland scenery. Natural challenges are found throughout the course providing a diverse and exciting race experience unlike any other in Baltimore. Along the course runners will see a "Nature Art" exhibit. All levels of runners are welcome and groups can run together. Following the race enjoy live music and entertainment as well as interactive games, kids run, climbing wall, and more. For more information and to register, visit http://outwardboundbaltimore.org/trailchallenge/

  • 8am to 2pm
  • Eagle Drive
    4921 Windsor Mill Road, 21207

Saturday,
September 20

Youth Advocacy Workshop - Growing Stronger Leaders for the Chesapeake Bay

We invite you to take part in an advocacy workshop and skills training hosted by the National Parks Conservation Association, Parks & People Foundation, Environment Maryland, and the National Aquarium to discuss and learn about issues affecting Baltimore and the Chesapeake Bay as well as how you can make a positive change in our community.

Participants will hear from experts on issues facing Baltimore and the Chesapeake Bay, including water quality, new sustainable green space and parks, and legislation that seeks to provide cleaner water for all. Training will be provided for advocacy skills including: designing a campaign, crafting an effective message, building allies, and impacting decision makers.
This training is free and lunch is provided. Space is limited! To RSVP, contact Ed Stierli at estierli@npca.org or 202-454-3339

  • 9:30am to 4pm
  • University of Baltimore School of Law, Room 608,
    1415 Maryland Ave., Baltimore, MD 21201

Saturday,
September 20

Middle Branch Waterfront Festival & Regatta

September 20, 8am to 5pm, Rowing Club Reach High Program will present the 3rd annual waterfront festival including 6k rowing races (8am-12pm), 500m canoe/kayak race(12:30pm-3pm), open canoeing and kayaking (3-5pm), food, music, arts & crafts, eco-tours (all day). Other participating organizations include: Baltimore City Recreation and Parks, Parks & People Foundation, Waterfront Partnership, Blue Water Baltimore, National Aquarium, Healthy Harbor Initiative, and Safe Streets. For details go to Facebook - Middle Branch Waterfront Festival or contact Judd Anderson at (410) 913-3773 or judd.anderson23@gmail.com

  • 8am to 5pm
  • Middle Branch Park
    3301 Waterview Ave., 21230

Saturday,
September 20

Nature Art in the Park

September 20, 6pm, join us for a guided tour of Nature Art exhibits and equinox evening at Gwynns Falls Trail starting at Trailhead #2, Leakin Park at Winans Meadow (4500 North Franklintown Road, 21229). For more information go to Facebook at Nature Art in the Park (NatureArtBaltimore) .

  • 6pm
  • Trailhead #2, Leakin Park at Winans Meadow
    4500 North Franklintown Road, 21229

Sunday,
September 21

Sunday afternoon hike

September 21, 3 to 6pm - Last day of summer Sunday afternoon hike starting at Gwynns Falls Trailhead #2, Leakin Park at Winans Meadow (4500 North Franklintown Road, 21229).

  • 3 to 6pm
  • Trailhead #2, Leakin Park at Winans Meadow
    4500 North Franklintown Road, 21229

Upcomming

Future Events - Details Coming

October Friday Evenings - Hay Rides in October at Gwynns Falls Trailhead #2, Leakin Park at Winans Meadow (4500 North Franklintown Road, 21229).

October 3, 5pm - "Visit a Park Day" by join us for an evening hike starting at Gwynns Falls Trailhead #2, Leakin Park at Winans Meadow (4500 North Franklintown Road, 21229).

October 18 - Bike Tour of Gwynns Falls Trail Beginners and Families trip. Baltimore Family Bike Party at Gwynns Falls Trailhead #2, Leakin Park at Winans Meadow (4500 North Franklintown Road, 21229).

October 25, 9 am to Noon - Fall Kayak Trip! Middle Branch Park to Patapsco River fall trip.

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