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Home > Visit a Gateway > North Point State Park
North Point State Park - Edgemere, MD
Activities: Well-marked trails allow you to observe local birds and wildlife while hiking or biking. North Point’s habitats support muskrats, beavers, foxes, otters, ospreys, great blue herons, and bald eagles. A variety of waterfowl, songbirds, and raptors make their homes at North Point.

More than half of the park is designated as a state wildland area where bicycles and pets are prohibited. You can view the 350-acre Black Marsh from a convenient observation deck.

North Point also supports fishing, flatwater canoeing, boating, and waterfowl hunting with the proper permits.

The park’s picnic tables offer a spectacular view of the Chesapeake Bay, and North Point rents the restored trolley station for large group picnics.

Check out the Old Bayshore Park ruins—evidence of a premier turn-of-the-century amusement park that includes the 1,000-foot bayshore pier, the trolley station, a restaurant, and a fountain.

Park officers also conduct a variety of educational programs throughout the year—including bird walks, canoe trips in Shallow Creek, ecology workshops, and the annual Bay Shore Days.

Biking Birding and Wildlife Viewing Boat Access Educational Programs Fishing Hiking Picnicking Swimming Canoeing / Kayaking Hunting
Facilities: North Point State Park contains a small visitor center that provides park information and first aid, an undeveloped wading beach, two fishing piers, and nearly six miles of trails that provide scenic views of the Bay.
Size: 1,310 acres
Accessibility: North Point State Park offers a handicapped-accessible ramp that leads to the pier and other facilities.

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