Maryland September 21, 2018
The Remarkable Bridge In Maryland That Everyone Should Visit At Least Once
Did you know that there’s a state park in Maryland with not one but TWO swinging bridges? Today we’re highlighting the Patapsco Swinging Bridge, which is located in the Avalon/Orange grove area at Patapsco Valley State Park. This unique structure is worth a visit, plus it’s surrounded by some stunning scenery.
Patapsco Valley State Park extends a massive 32 miles, stretching between Howard County and Baltimore County.
That's over 14,000 acres!
There are several areas of the park to explore, all with their own unique features. Many love the Avalon/Orange Grove area for the pictured swinging bridge.
If you've never walked across a swinging bridge before, you're in for one unique experience.
This particular swinging bridge crosses over the Patapsco River, making for scenic views year-round.
If you're afraid of heights, don't look down. You can see the water down below between the wooden planks. Keep your eyes ahead and you'll be just fine.
The bridge is the slightest bit wobbly, but no worries -- it's reinforced.
Plus, this crossing is particularly gorgeous during autumn.
Other attractions near the bridge are trails, ruins, and Cascade Falls.
This natural wonder is a mere quarter hike from the parking lot.
When looking for an outdoorsy spot that the whole family can enjoy, consider visiting this area of Patapsco Valley State Park. There's no other place quite like it in the Old Line State.
For more information about the park, trails, and more, visit the website by
*NOTE: There is ongoing construction on the nearby Bloede Dam. Stay up to date on possible path closures before visiting.
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