Even though it has been blazing hot with heat index regularly exceeding 100F, we’ve managed to get out and explore around town. We had a lovely outing last Friday night at Great Frogs winery, only 15 minutes from here (link) they have a nice setting and often feature live music. Bonus – drive over to Thomas Point Park to see a nice perspective / different view of the Chesapeake Bay
But to burn off some calories try some of the biking trails nearby – There are trails at Quiet Waters Park (see prior post), also over the Bay Bridge there are several trails on Kent Island.
But earlier this week I pedaled 19 miles on the Baltimore and Annapolis Trail – it’s a 13.3 mile (one way) trail connecting Annapolis to Glen Burnie/BWi Airport from where you can go on an additional ~6 mile lap around BWI airport
On Tuesday it was back to school and work but for me it was back on my bike, I’ve only ridden recently to get bagels and bread nearby.
There are several options for accessing the B&A trail: You can pedal right from the Inn – it’s about 2.5 miles to the trail head. Or park at the south area parking, and ride .6 mile to the start point. Or… stop anywhere along the trail, particularly at a bike store (there are a few)… Most of the trail parallels MD Route 2 (Ritchie Hwy).
I had a great ride it is a paved 8 mile path, flat, with a few road crossings, a few are busy but the busiest roads are protected as you cross via a bridge. There are several places to rest/relax, including 2 Downtown Annapolis institutions: Naval Bagels and Sofi’s crepes!
- You can leave right from Flag House Inn, out King George St, turn right to 450 and end of road, over Naval Academy bridge. Go about another mile and look for Boulter’s Way (road) on opposite side of road, go down the road about 1/2 mile to trailhead
- Drive over 450 bridge, go a little past Boulter’s way road, and look for parking lot on other side of road. Then pedal to Boulter’s Way and 1/2 mile to trailhead
- Go over 450 bridge, park at Jonas Green park and ride 1 mile out 450 for boulter’s Way
#2 and #3 are preferred unless you are veteran road rider
Some resources for you:
Some pics – enjoy!