Even if you don’t live in an area with severe pandemic-related restrictions, you probably are concerned about keeping your family safe from the virus. But staying home all day every day might not be practical. Many still have to go to work, children might still need to go to school. And lockdown might be driving the whole family bananas. What are some pandemic-safe activities you can do in Anne Arundel County that the whole family will enjoy?
Our advice to you: Go Outside. Outdoor activities expose us to sunshine and fresh air, which produces endorphins. And endorphins make us happy! Not to mention, it improves our physically healthy. And it helps each member of the family maintain their sanity and keep the peace. But if you’re tired of walking around your neighborhood or visiting the same park over and over again, take a look at this list. Maybe you’ll find a new outdoor adventure in Anne Arundel County to enjoy!
Fishing, Crabbing, and Other Water-Related Adventures
If you feel at peace whenever you’re near the water, Anne Arundel has some beautiful spots to visit. You can go fishing and crabbing at the Annapolis Maritime Museum. Or you can just enjoy a picnic on the deck and listen to the sounds of the water. Other places to go fishing and crabbing include Beverly-Triton Beach Park, Jonas Green Park, and Lake Waterford Park.
Downs Park is one of the largest regional parks in the county. For a small fee ($6 per vehicle), visitors can enjoy the views of the Chesapeake Bay from a wheelchair-accessible pier.
Where else might you go for a visit to the water?
- Carrs Wharf
- Deale Wharf
- Fort Smallwood Park
- Patuxent Wetlands Park
- Shady Side Wharf
- Quiet Waters Park
- And More!
Hitting the Trails in Anne Arundel County
If don’t love the water, Anne Arundel County has some great trails too. Many of its parks have paved and natural trails. You can hike, go for a run, ride your bike, walk your dog, or however else you prefer to traverse the trails.
Where can you go for the best trail-related adventures? Here are a few of our favorite state parks in Anne Arundel County.
Patapsco Valley – This huge park was founded in 1907. And it offers a wide variety of outdoor fun including hiking and camping. You’ll come across waterfalls, train tracks, a bridge, some tunnels, and more. Or if you just want to enjoy a picnic, Patapsco Valley State Park is a great place for a late afternoon cookout.
Sandy Point – Sitting on the northwestern shore of the Chesapeake Bay, Sandy Point State Park was first opened in 1952. It has picnic areas and beaches with beautiful views of the Bay. Hikers will love the Symbi Trail, which winds through a pine forest and some marshes, or the Blue Crab trail, where you’ll spot some of Maryland’s favorite native birds. The parks also include a wide variety of amenities like picnic areas, boat rentals, and long walks on the beach.
So are you ready to get out of the house and explore the great outdoors? We hope this post will help you find your next adventure in a pandemic-safe environment.
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