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Surprising Havens For Rec & Teambuilding
The South is a sports paradise, yes, but we bet you're not aware of the
recreational bounties found in these five hidden-gem destinations.
Just west of Baltimore, this county has numerous parks, world-class golf & more. Home of The Patap-
sco Valley State Park, affectionately referred to as "Moab East" by mountain biking enthusiasts, Howard
County is an oasis of eco-tourism activities in the Baltimore and Washington, D.C. region, according to
Taffy Rice, director of sales with Howard County Tourism & Promotion. "Groups can defy gravity at Terra-
pin Adventures' ziplines, horseback ride at The Columbia Horse Center, experience two state-of-the-art
and group friendly Nature Centers for hands-on learning, go on hot air balloon rides and much more."
Centennial Park in Elliott City has won awards for its natural design and sensitivity to nature. The 337-
acre park features a manmade lake, a 2.6-mile paved pathway that meanders around the lake and 7.3
miles of interconnecting paved pathways. Also find nine picnic pavilions and three picnic areas.
Howard County, Maryland
INSIDER TIP: From late
spring through early fall,
boats are available for
rent at Centennial Park.