The Little-Known Abandoned House And Water Wheel In Maryland You Can Only Reach By Hiking This 4-Mile Trail
Are you fascinated by deserted places? It’s not difficult to find an abandoned hike in Maryland — you just have to know where to look. The following trail in the Old Line State is full of scenic woodland views, including a sprawling lake, and it’s also home to a little known house and water wheel. Check out this underrated trek that’s perfect for adventurers.
Today's feature takes us to Soldiers Delight Natural Environment Area. It's located in the Owings Mills area.
This natural area is home to several trails, and is known for its serpentine barren and rare grassland plant species. There's a lot to explore -- just be sure to take nothing, and leave nothing behind!
Ward Trail is just under 4-miles in length, coming in at 3.9-miles total. It's rated as moderate. It features beautiful lake views...
...and a stream that leads to an abandoned house and water wheel.
This is a great spot to stop and snap photos. The little details that remain are a fascinating glimpse into the past.
Just imagine how stunning this structure was when it was up and running!
some things to consider when hiking Ward Trail:
This area is known to become overgrown, particularly in late spring and throughout summertime. Either wear long pants if visiting during this time or consider hiking here during winter or autumn instead.
Also keep in mind that dogs are allowed on this trail but they must be kept on a leash. Safety first!
Whether you enjoy this trek with a furry friend or a human friend, Ward Trail is sure to make for one unique, abandoned hike in Maryland.
Learn more about Soldiers Delight Natural Environment Area by visiting the
official website. You can find out more about this particular trail, including tips and reviews, by visiting the AllTrails page.
This isn’t the only abandoned hike in Maryland! For more deserted places in the Old Line State, click on: These 5 Hikes In Maryland Will Lead You To Extraordinary Ruins!
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Soldiers Delight Natural Environment Area, 5100 Deer Park Rd, Owings Mills, MD 21117, USA