Doug Tomecek, community development director of Hawthorne Community Association, beams as County Executive James T. Smith Jr. presents him with a street sign indicating that part of the 3.46-mile trail in Hawthorne-Midthorn Park will be named Tomecek Trail. (Baltimore Sun photo by Kim Hairston / June 24, 2009)
Saturday, May 23 2-5 pm
Winans Meadow-Leakin Park
4500 Franklintown Road 21229
For three seasons, “Time & Place” has been marking time and people’s thoughts along the Gwynns Falls Trail. I sincerely hope you and friends can visit this site-specific work before it disappears at end of this month. We will be hosting a closing picnic with readings from journals, paper sundial workshop, games and good friends. Picnic is Sat.4/23 2-5 (Herb Festival is 10-2 in upper park) Rain date Sun, 4/24
Photo-documentation of sundial activities and journal entries can be viewed on this Flickr page
The Woodrow Wilson Bike/Pedestrian Path opens over the Potomac connecting MD trails with VA & Mt. Vernon Trails at 1 p.m.: <a href="http://www.thewashcycle.com/wilson_bridge/">http://www.thewashcycle.com/wilson_bridge/</a>
This study explores the potential of creating a unique interstate trail system that would connect existing trails in a area rich in historical, cultural, and natural resources. Called the “Grand History Trail”, this conceptual network could link 100 miles of existing disconnected trails to create a circular pathway for non-motorized travelers that would extend over 300 miles.
Where will the trail go?
Currently, the Grand History Trail conceptual loop is a combination of on- and off-road facilities that connect major metropolitan cities and small historic towns in Pennsylvania, Maryland and the District of Columbia [overview map image or page reference here]. The route encompasses Baltimore, MD; Annapolis, MD; Washington, DC; Frederick, MD; Gettysburg, PA; and York, PA. The Background and Visioning/Planning sections (pp. x-xx) outline the steps taken to identify an alignment that would intersect cities of historical importance and the Segment Analysis section (pp. x-xx) outlines the route by segment and addresses the relationship of the trail to existing and future plans in each city, county, and state.
the Chesapeake Bay,* which takes the Falls as the occasion for a trip
through Baltimore's ecological and social histories (we'll be
welcoming Ed to Red Emma's on February 10 for an event based around on
The Grand History Trail is a conceptual network of trails encompassing Baltimore, MD; Annapolis, MD; Washington, DC; Frederick, MD; Gettysburg, PA; and York, PA – a region rich in the stories and commemorative sites of our country’s history
The Grand History Trail will expand upon 100-miles of existing, disconnected trails, including such popular trails as Pennsylvania’s Heritage Rail Trail and Maryland’s North Central Railroad, Jones Falls, Gwynns Falls, Stoney Run and Patapsco Trails; and Washington DC’s Metropolitan Branch Trail, to create a 185-mile circular pathway for non-motorized travelers. The pathway will also offer connections to much larger trail networks, such as the East Coast Greenway, Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Towpath, and the Great Allegheny Passage, offering opportunities for non-motorized, inter-modal travel along the entire east coast and westward across Pennsylvania and Maryland.
The Grand History Trail has enormous potential to connect densely populated, metropolitan areas to numerous existing heritage sites of national significance, such as the Gettysburg National Military Park, Chesapeake & Ohio National Historical Park, and Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail. The Grand History Trail will offer non-motorized travelers a unique way to visit this heart of America’s history, combining physical activity with learning and exploration.
The Gwynns Falls Trail is now 15 miles long traveling from the Inner Harbor visitor