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Baltimore City, MD

City Sites

Law Enforcement

Hospitals

  • Bon Secours Baltimore Health System The system includes 20 acute-care hospitals, one psychiatric hospital, six nursing care facilities, numerous ambulatory sites, six assisted living facilities, and home health and hospice services
  • Franklin Square Hospital is a 343-bed facility providing a comprehensive array of services. Located in the White Marsh area of eastern Baltimore County, Franklin Square is the third largest hospital in Maryland
  • Good Samaritan Hospital
  • Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center A member of the Johns Hopkins Health System, Bayview has more than 700 beds and is home to one of Maryland's most comprehensive neonatal intensive care units, a sleep disorders center, an area-wide trauma center, the state's only regional burn center, and geriatrics programs that enjoy a national reputation in the field of aging
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital & Health System
  • Kernan Hospital began more than 100 years ago as a haven for children with orthopaedic deficits. While maintaining an atmosphere of country peace, it has evolved to offer innovative, interdisciplinary orthopaedic and rehabilitation services for children and adults.
  • LifeBridge Health As one of the largest, most comprehensive and most highly respected providers of health-related services to the people of the Northwest Baltimore region, LifeBridge Health advocates preventive services, wellness and fitness services and programs to educate and support the communities it serves
  • Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital provides inpatient, outpatient and day programs for infants and children with rehabilitation and/or complex medical needs.
  • University Specialty Hospital serves a unique group of patients that require some of the most complex, interdisciplinary medical care available.

Parks

  • Baltimore-Washington Parkway Opened in 1954, the parkway is a 29-mile scenic highway that connects Baltimore, Maryland with Washington, D.C. The part of the parkway from Washington, D.C. to Fort Meade, Maryland is managed by the National Park Service.
  • Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks provides diverse recreational, environmental, cultural, educational and leisure opportunities that will benefit current and future generations
  • Baltimore Municipal Golf Corporation is home to Baltimore's Classic Five golf courses: GolfDigest's 4-star rated Mount Pleasant and Pine Ridge, along with Clifton Park, Forest Park and Carroll Park
  • Fort McHenry Of all the areas in the National Park System, Fort McHenry is the only one designated a National Monument and Historic Shrine.
  • Gwynns Falls Trail is a unique urban hiking and biking trail providing access to a scenic and historic greenway stream valley in Baltimore City

Library

  • Enoch Pratt Free Libraries provides equal access to information and services that support, empower, and enrich all who pursue knowledge, education, cultural enrichment, and lifelong learning
  • Langsdale Library Since 1925 Langsdale Library has served the faculty, staff, and students of the University of Baltimore
  • University of Maryland Libraries UM is home to the largest public research library in the state, with over 3 million volumes, more than 50,000 journal titles, numerous special collections and the latest in technical resources

Transportation

  • Amtrak America's only express train serving destinations nationwide
  • Baltimore-Washington Maglev Project This 40-mile long project links downtown Baltimore and Baltimore-Washington International Airport with Washington, D.C. Possible future connections include Philadelphia, New York and Boston to the north, and Richmond, Raleigh and Charlotte to the south.
  • Baltimore/Washington International Airport
  • Greyhound Lines provides bus transportation to most cities across the United States
  • Martin State Airport Full service airport operated by the Maryland Aviation Administration on behalf of the Maryland Department of Transportation
  • Maryland Transit Administration provides and supports accessible transit networks that are customer focused, safe, appealing, reliable and efficient throughout Maryland

Entertainment

Baltimore County, MD

Hospitals

Parks

  • Baltimore Aquarium Cafe
  • Baltimore County Rec & Parks
  • Carrie Murray Nature Ctr
  • North Point State Park
  • Baltimore County's Regional Parks
  • Cromwell Valley Park is a stream valley park comprised of pasture, open fields, woods, hedgerows, cultivated fields and floodplain.
  • Hampton National Historic Site The park preserves a vast estate from the 1700s. Its centerpiece is an elegantly furnished Georgian mansion set amid formal gardens and shade trees.
  • Loch Raven Fishing Center The fishing center provides numerous services, offering boat rentals, freshwater fishing licenses, bait and launching permits
  • Marshy Point Nature Center The building provides an exhibit hall, an auditorium for audio-visual presentations, outdoor decks with picnic tables and a staff workroom. Trails are being developed and canoes are available to explore the coastal forests, marshes and shallow waters of Dundee and Saltpeter Creeks.
  • Oregon Ridge Park Convenient to Baltimore, Washington, Southern Pennsylvania and Delaware, we are able to accommodate indoor and outdoor events ranging from 10 to 10,000. With lodging and restaurants only minutes away, Oregon Ridge is the perfect place for your next affair.
  • Rocky Point Beach and Park Located at the mouth of Back and Middle Rivers, it boasts an expansive view of the Chesapeake Bay, Hart-Miller Islands and Craighill Light and one of the nicest beaches on the upper Cheasapeake!

Law Enforcement

  • County Council is the County elected legislative body, and it is vested with all law-making power granted by its Charter and by the General Assembly of Maryland. The seven members of the Council are respectively elected from each of seven contiguous and equally-populated Councilmanic districts. County Council members serve four year terms.
  • Baltimore County Sheriff's Office The Mission of the Baltimore County Sheriff's Office is to maintain the integrity and provide service to the Baltimore County Circuit Court, to provide assistance and support to the citizens of Baltimore County, and to cooperate with all law enforcement agencies in their quest to maintain order in our community
  • County Executive
  • Fire Department provides fire protection, emergency medical aid and emergency rescue
  • Police Department The Mission of the Baltimore County Police Department is to enforce the laws and ordinances of the state and county, safeguard life and property, prevent and detect crime, preserve the peace, and protect the rights of all citizens
  • State's Attorney's Office Our mission is to serve victims and witnesses, to provide them information, and to comfort and assist them with problems related to their cases.

Transportation

  • Baltimore Region Transit Plan Today, the backbone of the Baltimore region's transit system is an extensive network of local bus services combined with Metro subway, Light Rail and MARC train service
  • Baltimore-Washington International Airport
  • Baltimore-Washington Maglev Project This 40-mile long project links downtown Baltimore and Baltimore-Washington International Airport with Washington, D.C
  • CountyRide is a specialized transportation program providing service to Baltimore County residents 60 years of age and over, disabled residents aged 21 through 59, and those living in the rural area. Destinations include medical appointments, shopping and other general purpose trips.

Entertainment

Anne Arundel County, MD

Hospitals

Parks

  • Baltimore Aquarium Cafe
  • Baltimore-Annapolis Trail Park
  • Downs Park
  • Quiet Waters Park
  • Baltimore-Washington Parkway Opened in 1954, the parkway is a 29-mile scenic highway that connects Baltimore, Maryland with Washington, D.C. The part of the parkway from Washington, D.C. to Fort Meade, Maryland is managed by the National Park Service.
  • Chesapeake Bay First thoughts of the Chesapeake Bay often bring up images of crabs and oysters. But, as the largest estuary in North America, the Chesapeake Bay has touched and influenced much of the American story - early settlement, commerce, the military, transportation, recreation and more. The Bay and its surrounding 64,000 square mile watershed hold a treasure trove of historic areas, natural wonders and recreational opportunities.
  • Patapsco Valley State Park Patapsco Valley State Park extends along 32 miles of the Patapsco River, encompassing 14,000 acres and five developed recreational areas. Recreational opportunities include hiking, fishing, camping, canoeing, horseback and mountain bike trails, as well as picnicking for individuals or large groups in the park's many popular pavilions.
  • Sandy Point State Park The park's beaches and picnic areas provide unparalleled views of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge over the Chesapeake Bay as well as frequent passing of seagoing freighters and sailing regattas

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Harford County, MD

Hospitals

  • Multi Specialty Healthcare Group, Llc
  • Franklin Square Hospital Center ''It is our goal to serve you with compassion, efficiency and professionalism so when you leave our hospital, you have received the highest quality healthcare possible''
  • HealthSouth The cornerstone of our operations is the delivery of quality healthcare in the most appropriate, safe, patient-centered environment.
  • Citizens Care Center is staffed with caring, experienced professionals and provides 'round-the-clock' nursing care supported by a fully-equipped therapy department, many daily activities to stimulate the mind, body and spirit, and many added amenities including an in-house pharmacy, beauty salon, chapel and gift shop

Law Enforcement

  • Harford County Administration The Department of Administration provides overall management and support services to all County Departments and Agencies.
  • Harford County Circuit Court Rich in the tradition and history of Maryland, the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court is one of the oldest public institutions in the State.
  • Harford County Department of Law created by Charter and managed by an appointed County Attorney, is responsible for the day-to-day legal representation of the County Executive, County departments, agencies, and offices within the Executive Branch. The department is responsible for prosecuting and defending all civil suits and administrative hearings.
  • Office of County Executive
  • Sheriff's Office The safety and security of the citizens of Harford County is the highest priority of the Harford County Sheriff's Office
  • State's Attorney is primarily responsible for the investigation and prosecution of criminal cases at the trial level. In this regard the State's Attorneys work with the police in the development of cases, presentations to the Grand Jury and trial of cases in the Circuit, District or Juvenile Court.

Transportation

Parks

  • Eden Mill Park, Nature Center & Historic Mill Located on approximately 60 acres bordering Deer Creek, this facility offers a variety of outdoor adventure activities including hiking, canoeing and bird watching.
  • Gunpowder Falls State Park features numerous scenic areas on 18,000 acres in the Gunpowder River Valley, which includes both Baltimore & Harford Counties. The park features over 100 miles of trails, trout streams and the historic village of Jerusalem and 18 century grist mill company town. Other park areas include a multi-use rail trail, swimming beach, picnic area, and marina.
  • Otter Point Creek/Anita C. Leight Estuary Center Located on Otter Point Creek, this 600+ acre portion of the Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve was developed for research, technical workshops and confernences, cultural history presentations and seminars. Public programs include canoeing, nature hikes, and children's activities.
  • Harford County Parks Park Listings
  • Rocks State Park This day-use park is located on MD 24, eight miles north of Bel Air, and is situated on 850 acres bordering Deer Creek. A popular feature of the park is the throne-like rock formation called the King and Queen Seats where, according to legend, Indian Chieftains once sat in tribal council. Rock climbing, picnicking, hiking, tubing, wading canoeing, fishing, seasonal bow hunting, photography opportunities are available.

Library

  • Harford County Public Library System is a public library serving Harford County, MD. It has 11 branches and an administration and support services building. The library has an annual circulation of over 3,000,000 materials and serves more than 174,000 registered borrowers

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Entertainment

  • Concord Point Lighthouse is a 36-foot tower that was built in 1827. It is the second oldest tower lighthouse on the Chesapeake Bay and the oldest continuous lighthouse in Maryland
  • Conowingo Dam is located in northeastern Maryland on the Susquehanna River just northwest of where the river empties into the northern part of the Chesapeake Bay
  • Fiore Winery ''The Maryland Wine with an Italian Accent''
  • Havre de Grace Decoy Museum Located on the banks of the historic Susquehanna Flats, the Decoy Museum houses one of the finest collections of working decoys from the Chesapeake Bay and around the country.
  • Havre de Grace Maritime Museum situated where the Susquehanna River meets the Chesapeake Bay, tells the story of this region's rich maritime heritage
  • Ladew Topiary Gardens is known around the world for its topiary and flower gardens
  • Steppingstone Museum is a private, not for profit museum which preserves and demonstrates the rural arts and crafts of the 1880-1920 period in Harford County
Howard County, MD

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  • County Administration fosters interdepartmental coordination and provides day-to-day administrative and technical support to ensure efficient operation of government and effective use of tax dollars in delivering services
  • Department of Fire and Rescue Howard County Fire & Rescue is a combination system in that services are provided through a partnership of volunteers and career personnel
  • Howard County State's Attorney is responsible for the investigation and prosecution of all criminal cases within the geographical boundaries of Howard County
  • Police Department
  • Sheriff's Office The mission of the Howard County Sheriff's Office is to provide judicial enforcement and physical security for the Circuit Court, to provide a variety of quality services for citizens, and to assist other law enforcement agencies in maintaining law and order in Howard County

Library

  • Howard County Library provides lifelong education, inspire a world of ideas, and ignite the power of knowledge

Transportation

Entertainment

  • African Art Museum Of Maryland Exhibits of African artworks, lectures, workshops, events.
  • Chesapeake Shakespeare Company is a collection of local artists with diverse talents ands skills that create outstanding live performances of great plays that will be approachable, meaningful, and entertaining to audiences.
  • Columbia Orchestra In the fall of 1977 a handful of local string players began playing classical music as the Columbia Chamber Orchestra.
  • Commodore Joshua Barney House Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Commodore Joshua Barney House (Circa 1760) is best known for the historic hero who made it his home.
  • Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum The oldest railroad station in America features living history programs, changing exhibits, working HO scale model of first 13 miles of railroad in America and caboose to climb on.
  • Olney Theatre Center offers a diverse array of professional productions year-round that enrich, nurture and challenge a broad range of artists, audiences and students.
Carroll County, MD

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