Trail Ride: Biking Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis

Yesterday March 14 we biked again at Quiet Waters. This Anne Arundel County park has very nice paved paths for biking and walking. Also, starting March 16, all Anne Arundel County parks have removed their entrance fees, so this is a great time to get out and explore. A little movement and sunshine will brighten anyone’s day.

Good for all skill levels

600 Quiet Waters Park Rd, Annapolis, MD 21403

From All Trails https://www.alltrails.com/explore/trail/us/maryland/quiet-waters-park-trail

Quiet Waters Park Trail is a 5.1 mile loop trail located near Annapolis, Maryland that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

More than just trails

From AA Co. https://www.aacounty.org/departments/recreation-parks/parks/quiet-waters/

The Quiet Waters Visitor Center is the place to begin your visit to the park. The Visitor Center’s two art galleries display art exhibitions of the best local and regional talents. The park provides six outdoor pavilions that can be rented for parties. The park’s indoor facility, Blue Heron Center is available for weddings, parties, and business meetings.  

Many paths to ride or walk

We parked at the main parking lot behind the Visitor Center and started off in a general direction towards the river. You can stay on the asphalt paved road or head into the woods on the paved bike/walk path. There are mild hills, but it is mostly flat. We road the path all the way to the river’s edge, stopping at the “dog beach” to rest and drink some water. After our break we road the path by keeping right. The path leads to the road, which you ride for a bit and then you get back on the path. What is nice is that if you want to opt for a shorter loop, there are opportunities to get off the path and get back on the road. This is what we did somewhere along the way and then followed the road back to our Jeep. As we were leaving the park we spotted a herd of deer along the road. With hundreds of acres and an extensive waterfront, the park is home to a large variety of wildlife.

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