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Things to Do while Staying in Annapolis: Hike around Greenbury Point

Hike at Greenbury Point

Ever stand at City Dock and look out over towards the Bay Bridge and wonder what are those towers all about?  You can get up close and personal with them by taking a hike in Greenbury Park, a US Navy property that’s open to the public.  Yesterday we had a lovely day of 75 degrees, lots of sun and wind so we decided to explore.

This detailed blog gives the whole history, in summary, there were originally 19 towers, originally built for communications in World War I and used for communications to the entire Atlantic Fleet in World War II. The land was settled back in 1649 bu Puritans.

Before you leave, call 410 293 9861 to verify that the area is open as sometimes it is used for Navy/military operations…

As you get close to Greenbury Point, you will drive through US Naval Academy golf course, and drive past their rugby fields.  Park up at the Nature Center and take the trail just beyond the center.  You’ll go on a nice ~2.5 mile loop, first with vistas across the Severn River & Annapolis harbor towards Annapolis, and later out to the Chesapeake Bay and beyond to the Bay Bridge…..

It’s a flat, packed gravel walk with several small trails off the main trail to some wonderful vistas with benches.  There are other trails nearby, check with the Nature center if it’s open

We’ll keep exploring the area and report back!


radio towers

See some interesting views at Greenbury Point

Bridge in distance across water

You can see vistas across to Bay Bridge from Greenbury Point

open sea with city in distance

A view from Greenbury point to Annapolis

view from shoreline to Chesapeake Bay

Looking south down the Chesapeake Bay from Greenbury Point

Radio toower

One of 3 remaining towers at Greenbury Point

Birds perched in nest on top of pole

Heron’s nest in Whitehall Bay

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