Baltimore County offers an array of accommodations, activities, shopping, award winning dining experiences and fabulous site seeing. With 214 miles of waterfront, four wineries, a growing local brewery presence, various museums, state parks and historic sites, there is always something to see and do. Each community has its own flavor. For example, Catonsville, in Baltimore County is known as “Music City,” due to numerous locally owned music stores and several summertime venues and the Catonsville 4th of July celebrations are 2nd to none. Patapsco State Park offers 8 distinct areas throughout the county with over 16,000 acres of hiking, trail bike riding and picnic areas.
Easy access to Baltimore City’s Inner Harbor, BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport, Washington D.C. and Annapolis offers convenience for commuters to Howard County, Baltimore City and Washington D.C. Northern Baltimore County is a frequent pick for those who work in Towson and the Northern part of Baltimore City. Rich traditions including steeple chasing and the Maryland Hunt Cup are evidenced by numerous horse farms and stables that pepper the more rural areas of the county. Loch Raven and Gunpowder State Park offer a variety of outdoor recreational options as well as an annual wine festival. The drive up into Pennsylvania is an easy, exceptionally scenic one that can be the perfect day trip away from the hustle and bustle of the more metropolitan areas.