Patapsco Valley State Park
Henryton Road, Marriottsville Maryland 21104
Size: Henryton Road accesses a
portion of the 14,000-acre Patapsco Valley State
Park, PVSP which runs 32 miles along the Patapsco
Habitat: Mature floodplain and upland
deciduous forest; some field and edge.
Best Months: Mid-April through May;
late spring and early summer for nesting
Neotropical warblers; September into
Coverage Time: One can easily spend
more than a half day exploring this area of the
Trails/Paths: Trails lead for miles
east and west of Henryton Road, mostly in sight of
Notable Birds: Wild Turkey,
Olive-sided Flycatcher, Yellow-bellied Flycatcher,
Least Flycatcher, Yellow-throated Vireo, Veery,
Gray-cheeked Thrush, Northern Parula,
Yellow-throated Warbler, Cerulean Warbler,
Black-and-white Warbler, Prothonotary Warbler,
Ovenbird, Kentucky Warbler, Hooded Warbler, Summer
Tanager, Scarlet Tanager.
Amenities: There are no facilities.
Alpha Ridge Park has the closest public facilities.
(Return to the intersection of Henryton Road and
Old Frederick Road; turn left for 0.7
Handicapped Access: Parking is on
asphalt. There is good birding from the parking
area. The upstream road which becomes the main
trail has a few gentle grades but is generally
level, if sometimes muddy. Downstream trails have
moderate to steep slopes and will be difficult for
the mobility impaired.
Operation and Hours: State park hours
are 8:00 a.m. till dusk.
Special Attractions: One of the
county's finest extensive mature woodlands
gives local naturalists a chance to observe many of
the county's rarer birds and
Bow Hunting: There may be a deer
hunting season in the fall and winter. See the
section on Patapsco Valley Hunting Guide on the
PVSP web page or Department of Natural