Category archives for: Parks and Recreation

Charlotte’s Quest Nature Center


Charlotte’s Quest Nature Center is a hidden treasure within the Town of Manchester, Maryland. Charlotte’s Quest is located adjacent to Manchester Elementary School and lies within Manchester’s Pine Valley Park, one of the town’s 3 park systems. Pine Valley Park has more than 80 acres of land with over 4 ½ miles of trails, a […]

Morgan Run Natural Environment Area

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Located in Carroll County, the Morgan Run N.E.A. is comprised of approximately 1400 acres of natural area. Hiking and equestrian trails are popular. Equestrians are restricted to specific trails. The Morgan Run is available to trout fisherman as a catch and release trout stream.

Freedom Park

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Freedom Park is a 135-acre expanse located on Raincliffe Road in Sykesville. It features recreational fields, which play host to youth sports and community events. The park also offers picnic areas, walking opportunities and a playground. Parking: Free lot Features: Athletic fields, Benches, Picnic pavilions, Playgrounds Services: Restrooms Area: 135 acres

Piney Run Park

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30 Martz Road, Sykesville, MD 21784, Phone # 410-795-5165     Natural, educational and recreational opportunities abound at Piney Run Park, Carroll County Maryland’s oldest developed park. The park was opened in 1974, featuring a 300 acre lake as its centerpiece and provides multiple recreational activities such as fishing, boating, boat rentals and park sponsored fishing tournaments. The lake is surrounded by […]

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