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Great Place for a Jog

The park is great for a jog but beware of the skateboarders, I was almost ran over once. The... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2018
Airica J
Charlotte, North Carolina
Serene Park

Great views, lots of wild life, serene, relaxing, great for walking or running, beautiful... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2018
Bowie, Maryland
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  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“great walk”(4 reviews)
“paved path”(4 reviews)
“great family”(2 reviews)
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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7200 Dockside Ln, Columbia, MD 21045-5019
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All reviews great walk paved path great family bird watching pretty scenery ride your bike break ins several miles all ages nice trail exercise equipment howard county playground geese dam turtles picnic
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Reviewed 30 August 2018

Half of bike path closed for repaving. This is normally a very pretty spot with blue heron, fish, an occasional beaver sighting. Other parts of the area closed for day camp archery.

Thank drrobertott
Reviewed 29 August 2018

The park is great for a jog but beware of the skateboarders, I was almost ran over once. The waterfall area is really nice but be careful, there are alot of deer in the area and the park has been known for break-ins.

Thank Airica J
Reviewed 9 August 2018

Great views, lots of wild life, serene, relaxing, great for walking or running, beautiful waterfall, parking area, gorgeous park to visit.

Thank Just_Me_Bernie
Reviewed 31 July 2018

Great for a nice 1.5 mile walk. Very relaxing with lots of wildlife (birds and ducks) with exercising stops if you wish.

Thank ktmeredith1963
Reviewed 17 July 2018

We went here on a whim without knowing anything about it and we were pleasantly surprised! Very nice trail and area surrounding the lake. Includes a small platform/boardwalk, trails, and you can even find a playground. Enjoy beautiful views while walking around the lake. Seems...More

Thank Nickel128
Reviewed 11 July 2018

There are geese by the waterfall. The trail is both sunny and tree covered. Not too long a walk in a nice day.

Thank zaphod2000
Reviewed 26 June 2018

This isn't really a tourist attractiion, so don't go for that, but it is a nice little lake with a variety of wildlife. It is a great place for a short run.

Thank Nathan B
Reviewed 19 June 2018

This is a well-loved area of Columbia. There are always walkers, runners, and cyclists on the path around the lake. There are benches and picnic tables scattered throughout the area for adults who need to rest.In addition, there's a fun playground for little ones that...More

Thank Pursemustmatchshoes
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Lake Elkhorn is beautiful. The walk is a good distance around, and there are play and picnic areas as you go around. Many of the residents around the lake do morning runs and dog walks, everyone is friendly. Great spot to watch the sunrise too.

Thank jessiesweetie404
Reviewed 27 April 2018

Love walking around this lake. There are always people running/walking/fishing. Great time had by all.

Thank techienerd63
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Stanley B
13 April 2017|
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Response from Becky S | Reviewed this property |
I have seen families fishing for fun, but I'm not sure how much they catch
30 March 2016|
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Response from lost175lbs | Reviewed this property |
Only at the Pavilion, which is available for rent May - October. However, I'm not sure if it's open when it's not being rented. The McDonalds is the closest.