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New Germany State Park 3, 11, 12, 13, 16, 20, 34, 36, 41
Marshy Point Nature Center 3, 12, 13, 16, 23, 57

Sizzlin Summer 2010

Sizzlin' Summer Our annual comprehensive guide to surviving, thriving, and diverting yourself until September

The Scenic Route Rediscovering the countryside from a skinny-ass bike seat | By Michael Byrne

Parks and Rec Use our amazingly all-out, exhaustive and full-fledged key to find the outdoors-y hot spot you can c...

Gardens Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely, (410) 634-2847, adkinsarboretum.org. On your next tr...

Fishing For A Dip Looking for clean water? Look for guys in hip waders | By Van Smith

OC and OC Alternatives Ocean City Things to See Art League of Ocean City, 502 94th St., (410) 524-9433, artleagueofocean...

Pools Baltimore City's public pools were put in the crosshairs of the budget crunch this year, but the Dep...

It's Time World Cup 2010 kicks off in June--got your barstool lined up yet? | By Bret McCabe

Sports Druid Hill Park Disc Golf, pretty much any time you want, goofball. (443) 271-5351, md-discgolf.com...

Ramping Up Local skaters spend the summer combining street art and activism | By Alex Ebstein

Art AIA Baltimore Bookstore and Gallery, 11 1/2 W. Chase St., (410) 625-2585, aiabalt.com, 9 a.m.-4:30 ...

Festivals and Extra-Ivals Sowebo music and Arts Festival, noon-9 p.m. May 30, around Hollins Market, soweboarts.org. This mus...

Get Them To The Creek Family fun is as close as the nearest running water | By Lee Gardner

Kids And Zoos Stuff to See Adventure Park USA, 11113 W. Baldwin Road, New Market, (301) 865-6800, adventureparku...

Fourth Of July Gotta love it when July 4 falls on a weekend--for those who really dig the Independence Day merrymak...

History The Fells Point Haunted Pubwalk, 7 p.m. most Saturdays, outside Max's Taphouse 733 S. Broadway, (41...

Cinema Al Fresco Dusk! Projector! Action! | By Martin L. Johnson

Stage Welcome to all things theater during the hottest, stickiest part of the year. Some of these thespian...

Roll Down Your Windows Baltimore musicians make a playlist of their personal local summer jams | By Al Shipley

Summer Concert Guide May May 22-23: Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival with Buddy Guy, Chuck Berry, Jimmie Vaughan, Shemekia ...

Numb The City Paper I-Team™ tips it hard for the coldest beer in Baltimore

Outdoor Drinking Here in the Land of Pleasant Living, enjoying a refreshing legal beverage in the out-of-doors in the...

Food Festivals Funnel cakes, corn dogs, and other renditions of deep-fried dough may not be enough to make you want...

Farmers Markets Baltimore City Baltimore Farmers' Market and Bazaar, 7 a.m.-noon Sundays May 2-Dec. 19, Holliday...

Wineries Basignani Winery, 15722 Falls Road, Sparks, (410) 472-0703, basignani.com. Black Ankle Vineyards,...

Unhampered Pack a better picnic basket | By Wendy Ward

Posted 5/19/2010

Use our amazingly all-out, exhaustive and full-fledged key to find the outdoors-y hot spot you can call heaven. Looking for trails? Look for the number 3. How about a nice water fountain? Try 4. For one made out of marble, check out 58. Cabin camping is 36 and baby pools are 70. Awesome, right? If we were an iPhone, we'd be an app.

Beartown State Park, near Hillsboro, W. Va., (304) 653-4254, beartownstatepark.com. 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 19

Beaver Dam Swimming Club, 10820 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, (410) 785-2323, beaverdamswimmingclub.com. 6, 7, 15, 20, 45, 65, 66

Blackwater Falls State Park, near Davis, W. Va., (304) 259-5216, blackwaterfalls.com. 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 36, 37

Big Run State Park, 349 Headquarters Lane, Grantsville, (301) 895-5453, www.dnr.state.md.us/ 3, 6, 11, 16, 19, 20, 21

Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, 2591 Whitehall Neck Road, Smyrna, Del., (302) 653-6872, bombayhook.fws.gov. 2, 3, 5, 8, 22, 23, 24

Cabin John Regional Park, 7400 Tuckerman Lane, Rockville, (301) 299-0024, montgomeryparks.org/ 3, 11, 12, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29

Cascade Lake, Snydersburg Road, Hampstead, (410) 374-9111, cascadelake.com. 13, 16, 21, 23, 32, 33, 41, 43, 44

Casselman River Bridge State Park, 349 Headquarters Lane, Grantsville, (301) 895-5453, www.dnr.state.md.us/ 6, 16, 19, 20, 30

Carroll Park Bike and Skate Facility, 800 Bayard St., (410) 245-0613, baltimorecity.gov. 34, 35

Catoctin Mountain Park, 6602 Foxville Road, Thurmont, (301) 663-9388, nps.gov/cato. 3, 11, 16, 22, 23, 36, 39, 40

Cunningham Falls State Park, 14039 Catoctin Hollow Road, Thurmont, (301) 271-7574, www.dnr.state.md.us/ 3, 11, 13, 16, 17, 20, 24, 36, 41, 42

Dan's Mountain State Park, 17410 Recreation Area Road, Lonaconing, (301) 722-1480, www.dnr.state.md.us/ 3, 15, 16, 20, 21, 29, 43, 44, 45, 46

Droop Mountain BattleField State Park, near Hillsboro, W. Va., (304) 653-4254, droopmountainbattlefield.com, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 19

Druid Hill Park, 2600 Madison Ave., (410) 396-0616, ci.baltimore.md.us/ 8, 20, 28, 41, 47, 48, 49, 50, 52

Fort Frederick State Park, 11100 Fort Frederick Road, Big Pool, (301) 842-2155, www.dnr.state.md.us/ 3, 11, 16, 13, 20, 22, 23, 29, 32

Gambrill State Park, 8602 Gambrill Park Road, Frederick, (301) 271-7574, www.dnr.state.md.us/ 2, 3, 11, 12, 16, 19, 20, 36, 40, 53

Garrett State Forest, 1431 Potomac Camp Road, Oakland, (301) 334-2038, www.dnr.state.md.us/ 3, 8, 11, 19, 22, 24, 34, 54

Gathland State Park, 900 Arnoldstown Road, Burkittsville, (301) 791-4767, www.dnr.state.md.us/ 3, 10, 19, 21, 55

Green Ridge State Forest, 28700 Headquarters Drive, Flintstone, (301) 478-3124, www.dnr.state.md.us/ 3, 8, 13, 16, 11, 24, 34, 54

Greenbrier State Park, 21843 National Pike, Boonsboro, (301) 791-4767, www.dnr.state.md.us/ 3, 11, 13, 16, 19, 20, 22, 24, 29, 44

Gunpowder Falls State Park, 2813 Jerusalem Road, Kingsville, (410) 592-2897, www.dnr.state.md.us/ 3, 13, 16, 17, 19, 20, 23, 34, 40

Gwynns Falls Trail, Leakin Park, (410) 396-0440, gwynnsfallstrail.org. 3, 8, 16, 17, 20, 22, 34, 56

Herrington Manor State Park, 222 Herrington Lane, Oakland, (301) 334-9180, www.dnr.state.md.us/ 3, 6, 13, 16, 20, 23, 36, 41, 45

Jones Falls, various spots along the Falls, from Falls Road near Chestnut Avenue in Hampden all the way up to the JFX overpass. 8, 17, 18, 19, 20, 41

Marshy Point Nature Center, 7130 Marshy Point Road, (410) 887-2817, marshypoint.org. 3, 12, 13, 16, 23, 57

Milford Mill Park and Swim Club, 3900 Milford Mill Road, Windsor Mill, (410) 655-4818. 15, 20, 63, 67, 68, 69

New Germany State Park, 349 Headquarters Lane, Grantsville, (301) 895-5453, www.dnr.state.md.us/ 3, 11, 12, 13, 16, 20, 34, 36, 41

Oregon Ridge Beach, 13401 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, (410) 887-1818, baltimorecountymd.gov/ 20, 21, 29, 44, 45, 64, 69

Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, (410) 887-1815, oregonridge.org. 3, 12, 13, 18, 20, 32, 40

Patapsco Valley State Park, 8020 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, (410) 461-5005, www.dnr.state.md.us/ 3, 11, 13, 16, 19, 20, 34, 40

Patterson Park, 27 S. Patterson Park Ave., (410) 276-3676, pattersonpark.com. 3, 10, 13, 15, 20, 21, 23, 29, 58, 59

Patuxent River Scenic Trail at Queen Anne, 18405 Queen Anne Road, Upper Marlboro, (301) 627-6074, pgparks.com/ 3, 6, 8, 34, 40

Potomac-Garrett State Forest, 1431 Potomac Camp Road, Oakland, (301) 334-2038, www.dnr.state.md.us/ 3, 8, 11, 16, 18, 19, 20, 24, 40, 51

Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Road, Annapolis, (410) 222-1777, friendsofquietwaterspark.org. 19, 27, 29, 49, 60

Robert E. Lee Park, entrances off of Lake and Bellona avenues, (410) 396-7931. 3, 17, 19, 41

Rocks State Park, 3318 Rocks Chrome Hill Road, Jarrettsville, (410) 557-7994, www.dnr.state.md.us/ 3, 8, 9, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21

Rollingcrest-Chillum Splash Pool, 6122 Sargent Road, Chillum, (301) 853-9115, pgparks.com/ 14, 43, 70

Rosaryville State Park, 8714 Rosaryville Road, Upper Marlboro, (301) 856-9596 www.dnr.state.md.us/ 3, 6, 19, 21, 34, 40

Savage River State Forest, 127 Headquarters Lane, Grantsville, (301) 895-5759, www.dnr.state.md.us/ 3, 11, 13, 16, 19, 20, 24, 34, 40, 54

Seneca Creek State Park, 11950 Clopper Road, Gaithersburg, (301) 924-2127, www.dnr.state.md.us/ 3, 6, 8, 13, 19, 20, 24, 29, 40, 41

Soldiers Delight Natural Environment Area, 5100 Deer Park Road, Owings Mills, (410) 461-5005, www.dnr.state.md.us/ 2, 3, 19, 22, 23, 62

South Mountain State Park, 21843 National Pike, Boonsboro, (301) 791-4767, www.dnr.state.md.us/ 3, 9, 19, 22, 24

Swallow Falls State Park, 222 Herrington Lane, Oakland, (301) 387-6938, www.dnr.state.md.us/ 3, 8, 11, 17, 18, 20, 34, 36

Youghiogheny Scenic and Wild River, 898 State Park Road, Swanton, (301) 387-5563, www.dnr.state.md.us/ 8, 13, 16, 18, 19, 22, 24

Legend

1 Viewing platform
2 Wheelchair accessibility
3 Trails
4 Water fountains
5 Boardwalk
6 Bathrooms
7 Free parking
8 Woods
9 Rock formations
10 War memorial
11 Tent camping
12 Nature center
13 Boating
14 Indoor pool
15 Outdoor pool
16 Fishing
17 Waterfall
18 River
19 Pets allowed
20 Picnicking
21 Pavilion
22 Bird watching
23 Visitor center
24 Hunting
25 Miniature train ride
26 Indoor ice skating
27 Amphitheater
28 Tennis court
29 Playgrounds
30 Stone bridge
31 Working grist mill
32 Gift shop
33 Restaurant
34 Biking
35 Skateboarding
36 Cabin camping
37 WiFi access
38 Orienteering courses
39 Rock climbing
40 Horse trail
41 Lake
42 Iron furnace
43 Waterslide
44 Bathhouse
45 Concession stand
46 Pond
47 Zoo
48 Disc golf course
49 Botanical gardens
50 Cemetery
51 Archery
52 Natural springs
53 Tea room
54 Off-road vehicle trail
55 Civil War battlefield
56 Water wheel
57 Wetlands
58 Marble fountain
59 Community gardening
60 Outdoor sculpture
61 Disc golf course
62 Bow hunting
63 Rope swing
64 Volleyball
65 Basketball
66 Sliding board
67 Horseshoes
68 Zip-line
69 Former quarry
70 Baby pool

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