Sunday, June 18, 2017, 9:30AM - 11:45AM
Shelter #66, Glen Artney/Avalon area of the Patapsco Valley State Park, MD,
Before our AMC Potomac Chapter Summer Fling picnic, come join us for a nice hike in the Avalon Area of the Patapsco State Valley Park in Baltimore County. We will be stepping off at 9:30 am at the picnic site at Shelter 66 and hiking for 5.35 miles on dirt and paved trails in the woods of the Patapsco River valley down to and following along the river. Along the way, you will be able to walk across a swinging bridge and get a great view of the Patapsco River. The hike will be led at a moderate pace and boots are recommended. With hot weather anticipated, bring plenty of water and a snack to tie you over till the picnic. Canines are allowed but must be leased at all times. Park entrance fee: $3.00/car for in-state residents, $5.00/car out-of-state residents. You can also use Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) passes.
GOOGLE MAP ADDRESSES: • South Street and Park Entrance Road, Arbutus, MD 21227 • Patapsco Valley State Park - Avalon Area From Washington D.C. area: • Take I-95 north to exit 47A toward I-195 east • Take exit 3 toward US-1/Washington Blvd • Turn right onto US-1/Washington Blvd south • At the next street (in less than 0.1 mile), turn right onto South Street From Annapolis area: • Take US 50 west to exit 21 toward I-97 north • Take exit 14B to MD-100 west toward Ellicott City • Take exit 9B to MD-295 north • Take the exit to I-I95 (to I-95) and Catonsville • Take exit 3 to US-1/Washington Blvd south and merge onto the Blvd • Turn right at the 2nd intersection (1st is I-295 exit) onto South Street From Baltimore area: • From I-695/Baltimore Beltway, take exit 11 to I-95 south • Take exit 47A to I-195 toward BWI Airport • Take exit 3 to US-1/Washington Blvd south, turning right onto the Blvd • Turn right at the next street on the right, South Street INSIDE THE PARK: • Immediately at the next street on the left, turn onto the Park Entrance Road into the Patapsco Valley State Park - Avalon Area • Continue to the Ranger Station at the entrance to the Park and pay the park fee ($3 in-state residents or $5 out-of-state) or show your Maryland Department of Natural Resources pass • Continue on the Park Entrance Road as it follows the Patapsco River until you come to its end at the Stop sign at Gun Road • Following the sign to Glen Artney, turn right onto Gun Road • At the next intersection, turn left onto Glen Artney Road towards Upper and Lower Glen Artney and go about 0.3 miles • Turn right and go under the concrete railroad overpass (and through to very shallow water) • At the fork in the road, go left up the hill toward shelter (pavilion) 66 • About 0.6 miles, shelter (pavilion) 66 will be on the right. • Park at the shelter (or if full) at any non-shelter lot on the loop down or up the hill.