Though Baltimore, Maryland, is a heavily urbanized area, there are still many great attractions within the area to take your dog and enjoy the nature. Rich in history, there are many options where you can explore the city with your dog, whether in local neighborhoods or tourist historical sites.
Cromwell Valley Park
This is a 380 acre park in a stream valley. Dogs are allowed here on leash. It has a pasture, open fields, woods, hedgegrows and a floodplain. There are many native species here, such as red-tailed hawk, kestrel and great horned owl, rabbits, deer and fox. There are also many songbirds that add to the ambiance of the park experience.
This is a 207 acre city park and nature preserve, where dogs are allowed on leash. It is accessible by car and bus. It has the atmosphere of an estate, and offers many Japanese maples, beeches, Maryland oaks and magnolias around the Victoria Mansion. You can walk on trails throughout the wooded area, or sign up for a guided tour.
Druid Hill Park
This park is located in the center of the city, and it has lawns, hills and a waterfront. It was purchased from Natives in 1860, and followed European picturesque garden style. Dogs are allowed on leash.
Canton Dog Park
This is a fenced-in dog park that has a separate entrance for large and small dogs or older dogs. Dogs can be off leash here. There are often food and wine events, as well as live performances. They offer drinking water and waste bags.
This is a historical park, where the national anthem was born. You can bring your dog to certain areas, such as the outer grounds, the picnic areas and by the river.
Gwynns Fall Trail and Park
This is a city park that has over 15 miles of paved trails. It is a beautiful location, with heavy greenery and sights of the stream valley. It connects over 30 neighborhoods, and many people come here to bike, roller blade, fish, bird watch and jog. They also hold many events. Dogs are allowed here on leash.
Robert E Lee Park
This park is over 450 acres, and has many streams and a lake. There are also forests, trails, tunnels and footbridges. Dogs are allowed here on leash.
Oregon Ridge Park
Located in Cockeysville, a suburb of Baltimore, this is a beautiful park with many trails, picnic areas and playgrounds. It is very large, and has over 1,000 acres. Dogs are allowed here on leash.