At the start of the new year, many of us are thinking about our health. One of the reasons I love Annapolis is because we have so many options for staying active outside year round.
Hiking around Annapolis is a great way to add variety to your regular exercise routine. Even if you often take advantage of the local trails and parks during the warmer months, the change of scenery that winter brings makes it feel like a new adventure. In the winter, when the leaves are off of the trees, the water views can be even more breathtaking!
First, this scenic, paved, 13-mile community trail includes a history lesson from A-Z and a Planet Walk describing the solar system. Enjoy winding through parks, neighborhoods, and natural wooded areas along the Severn River.
Next, this 4.7-mile loop features a lake in a great forest setting. Also, this trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year round.
Conveniently located near the Naval Academy golf course, this trail offers beautiful views of Annapolis and the Chesapeake Bay.
With 340 acres of beautiful parkland, Quiet Waters Park offers many trail options of various distances for hiking through forests and past grassy fields overlooking Harness Creek and the South River.
Finally, if you’re looking for some truly exceptional views, it’s worth a trip over the Bay Bridge to Kent Island where much of the Cross Island Trail is surrounded by water in all directions.
Annapolis has so many opportunities for staying active outdoors year round. I’m happy to provide advice on neighborhoods in Annapolis with great walking trails and other fitness amenities. Just contact me for more information.
Hope you get out and try a new trail this winter!