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Fort Howard is located in the North Point region of Baltimore County and played a key role in the historical War of 1812 and the Battle of Baltimore. Tucked at the very end of North Point Road this park entices its visitors with scenic beauty and a touch of history that's close to home. It is free to enter this park and it sits almost invisible next to the Fort Howard VA Hospital.
As you enter the park you are taken through a long winding road perfectly nestled on the Chesapeake Bay watershed before you emerge into the parking area of the park. This location offers numerous activities to pique the interest of all who venture for a visit, and range from simple walking trails to fishing piers. There is a playground available for the kids within a short walking distance from the parking area, yet far enough that your children will not be near any traffic while having fun. Fort Howard offers a pavilion with picnic tables for larger scaled gatherings and individual picnic tables for a small family outing. Grilling is allowed here on one of the grills already in place around the park. Those faithful companions of yours don't have to be left at home; pets on leashes are welcome here.