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Spring Grove Trail Hike

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55 Wade Ave

55 Wade Avenue

Catonsville, MD 21228

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Spring Grove Short Line Hike/Walk

Join CRTT President, Sheldon Smith, for a 1/4 mile guided tour of the Spring Grove Trail. This hike is great for beginners. It is only 1/4 mile and is on a sturdy gravel path. This historical walk will begin at the trail head of the Spring Grove Short Line Trail (near Wade Ave.) and will proceed to Asylum Lane. Sheldon will discuss the history of the Short Line RR as it relates to Spring Grove Hospital, and the volunteer efforts to convert the rail line into a bike/hike trail. Please note that we will not be touring the Spring Grove Hospital campus but will be staying on the trail.

From 1884 the Catonsville Short Line Railroad began service, providing passenger rail service to Baltimore City and providing residents with access to new affordable goods and services. The railroad snaked through Louden Park Cemetery, through Paradise and on to its terminus at the Frederick Road rail station, next to the lumber yard.

One of the largest customers was Spring Grove State Hospital (established 1797) who relied on the railroad for coal. The railroad ceased operations in 1972 but Catonsville Rails To Trails has given new life to this route as a bike/hike trail.

Schedule:

9:30 - Registration: Free coffee and donuts

10:00 - Hike begins

11:00 - BONUS: A railroad handcar (manually powered) demonstration. See our website for details.

12:00 - CRTT encourage hikers to visit one of the restaurants in the Ville. All hike participants will receive an Atwater's coupon for a free iced tea/coffee and cookie at cafe, 815 Frederick Road.

This hike is free but a $10.00 suggested donation is appreciated. Get your ticket!

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How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

E-mail Maureen Sweeney Smith at sweeneysmith@comcast.net

What's the refund policy?

Did something unplanned pop-up? We are happy to refund tickets up to one day before the event but also consider making your $10 ticket a donation to help us maintain and develop trails.

What are my parking options for getting to and from the event?

Follow the signs and parking attendants who will direct you to parking.

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55 Wade Avenue

Catonsville, MD 21228

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Refunds up to 1 day before event

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