Take in the beauty of Gunpowder Falls

If you’re anything like me, you want spring weather to return to Maryland so you can get outdoors and enjoy the beautiful serenity that our home state has to offer.

On a day when the sky is blue and the temperatures are high, nothing beats going to Gunpowder Falls State Park to take a hike and rejuvenate your mind and body.

Gunpowder Falls State Park was established in 1959 and is one of Maryland’s largest state parks. It is composed of 18,000 acres of land and is located in both Baltimore and Harford County.

Free of charge, Gunpowder Falls State Park offers something for everyone to do on a nice day.

Are you single and looking for something to occupy your time? You can walk more than 120 miles of trails (I don’t recommend doing it all in one day, though).

Looking for somewhere to take the family? Gunpowder Falls State Park has a large river to go tubing down. Just don’t forget the beer for dad.

My personal favorite feature of Gunpowder Falls State Park is the “Pot Rocks.”

The “Pot Rocks” are a series of aged rocks that sit in the middle of the Gunpowder River. They are easy to get to and you can watch the water rush beneath your feet as the river flows.

There is more to the “Pot Rocks” than just a nice view and  place to sit, however. To get to them you must walk two miles along a trail that contains beautiful trees and brush.

You even have to cross through a very shallow stream with the only thing to step on to stay dry is a slippery series of rocks!

The “Pot Rocks” have had such an impact on my life that I can still remember to this day walking the trail with my family and eating a picnic on the rocks.

Gunpowder State Park even offers the opportunity to make money. The park is currently looking for rangers, lifeguards and other positions to be filled for the upcoming summer.

So whether you’re looking for free entertainment, a place to take the family or an opportunity to make a couple extra bucks, Gunpowder Falls State Park is the place for you.


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