June 1 is National Trails Day – Take a Walk with Us

In celebration of National Trails Day, two FMOPL Board members are giving tours of Baltimore Parks. Please join us!

Gwynns Falls/Leakin Park Guided  History Walk

 Walk about 1 mile around the historic Crimea Estate of Thomas Winans that became Leakin Park.  Visit the iron water wheel and old farm structure ruins near the meadow, and hike uphill to the Orianda mansion.  Learn how Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. played an important role in how the former estate became part of the largest woodland park in an East Coast city.”

Where: 4500 N.Franklintown Road, Baltimore,MD 21229, Winans Meadow Trail Head of the Gwynns Falls Trail. Between Morris Road, (parallel to Hilton Parkway)  and Winans Way
When: Sat. June 1 from 10AM -12 Noon
RSVP: Tour is given only if a min of 5 people register, tour can accommodate 20 participants: Orser@umbc.edu, or Tel.: Rec. and Parks: 410 396 7900 during workdays only

Sponsor: Friends of Maryland’s Olmsted Parks & Landscapes (FMOPL)

Tour guide: Dr. Ed Orser, author of “The Gwynns Falls:  Baltimore Gateway to the Chesapeake Bay”
Cost: Free, donations accepted via check only to benefit projects of FMOPL

Rain or Shine: Not in rain
Wear comfortable walking shoes

Baltimore Waterfront Park Promenade Guided Walking tour from Canton to the Jones Falls

On this leisurely guided walk enjoy the land and water scenes of Baltimore’s Historic Harbor. Talk about the environmental concerns and historic highlights along the way. Bring your camera, water and a sun hat and wear comfortable walking shoes.

Where:  Canton Waterfront Park near the Water Taxi stop, 2900 Boston Street. Baltimore 21224
Time: Saturday, June 1 from 10 AM-12 Noon
Reservation: yes:  min. of 5 max. 25 respond by e-mail: rdb60@aol.com, or phone to 410 396 7900
Rain or shine: light rain acceptable.
Lunch at your own expense in Canton after the tour
Cost: free, optional donations will benefit Healthcare for the Homeless (payment method to be supplied on site, no cash please)
Contact: Dr. Raymond D. Bahr  (Health Care for the Homeless affiliate) 410-534-7655, e-mail: RDB60@aol.com

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