Patapsco Valley State Park-Avalon/Glen Artney/Orange Grove Areas
5120 South Street
Halethorpe, MD 21227
State Park: Bike, Fish, Hike, History, Picnic, Playground, Walk, Water Sports
This area is within the southern end of Patapsco Valley State Park. The primary entrance is located off of South Street in Baltimore County. Three distinct areas are featured in this section of the park. Avalon has only a few remains of the bustling mill town that once dotted the shores of the Patapsco River. Today, this section of the park has large picnic shelters, playgrounds, and access to trails that travel through the river valley as well as up and out of the valley. The Avalon Visitor center is also found in this section of the park – open on weekends April – October. Orange Grove is one of the most scenic areas of Patapsco, once the home of the village of Orange Grove. A swinging bridge similar to the one that spanned the river in the 1800’s and early 1900’s crosses the river today connecting guests to the popular Grist Mill Trail. Glen Artney is located on the Baltimore County side of the river and is the home of Lost Lake, once a feeder pond for the mill race that powered the Iron Works down river. As you travel through the tunnel under the railroad tracks you enter the Glen Artney picnic area.