Old Frederick

Patapsco Valley State Park

Old Frederick Road, Ellicott City, Maryland 21043
  • Size: A section of the 14,000 acre Patapsco Valley State Park (PVSP) on both sides of the Patapsco River which in this area is the boundary between Howard County and Baltimore County.
  • Habitat: Deciduous forest adjacent to Patapsco River. Open area along railroad tracks.
  • Best Months: April and May; September and October.
  • Coverage Time: Several hours.
  • Trails/Paths: A broad path along the railroad tracks may be taken upstream and downstream along the river.
  • Notable Birds: Yellow-throated Vireo, Veery, Northern Parula, Yellow-throated Warbler, Cerulean Warbler (rare), Black-and-white Warbler, Prothonotary Warbler (rare), Ovenbird, Kentucky Warbler, Hooded Warbler (rare), Scarlet Tanager.
  • Amenities: Gravel parking area. No facilities.
  • Handicapped Access: Level gravel and dirt path along railroad tracks.
  • Operation and Hours: Dawn to dusk.
  • Special Attractions: Easy access to river habitat.
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Compiler: Scott Berglund

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