Howard County Referred to as "the green in between", Howard County offers an abundance of parks, lakes, nature centers and other outdoor tourist attractions, reeling in the Charm City residents to explore the land just 20 minutes west of downtown Baltimore. Home to Maryland's first state park, Howard County sees visitors from across the county to its Patapsco Valley State Park, as well as Covenant Park, Centennial Park and more.

Contact:
Amanda Hof
amanda@howardcountytourism.com
2,000+
hotel rooms
150+
miles of trails & award winning parks
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nearby International Airports
  • The Patapsco Valley State Park, extending along 32 miles of the Patapsco River and encompassing 16,043 acres, is nationally known for its 170 miles of trails. Welcoming over one million outdoor enthusiasts annually, the Park is an oasis between Baltimore & Washington, DC for hiking, birding, tubing and daring the ‘swinging bridge’ . It is a top draw for regional mountain bikers who affectionately refer to the Park as 'Moab East' with its rock and root hopping, steep switchbacks, killer stream crossings and ‘lung busting’ climbs that brings these thrill seekers back again and again.
    Howard County Tourism and Patapsco Valley State Park Representatives

Featured Venues

Covenant Park
The Bob Lucido Fields at Covenant Park can accommodate tournaments of large capacities, as the venue offers a total of nine soccer fields; five turf fields and four natural grass fields. Four of the turf fields have field lights.
Patapsco Valley State Park
Home to Maryland's first state park, Howard County sees visitors from across the county to its Patapsco Valley State Park. Comprised of beautiful lakes and award-winning parks, Patapsco Valley State Park leverages miles of paved scenic trails, taking its visitors past waterfalls and other natural attractions the park has to flaunt.