Location: Greenbury Point Nature Center, Annapolis. The trail head is on Naval Academy grounds but does not require military ID to access.
After an early dinner, we decided to take our bikes down to the Academy and check out this trail that we’d seen the week before. I heard the views were incredible and the trail was easy to navigate for kids. Well, I was blown away by the breathtaking views of the bay!!! This trail has such stunning views of our city and it’s a bit of a hidden gem. You may have seen the three standing towers out on the peninsula of Greenbury Point. These are the last three of 19 radio towers that were taken down via dynamite in 1999. These trails are open to the public from dawn until dusk, unless the Navy is using the grounds for training. You can google Greenbury Point Twitter to double check that the trails are open.
The main trail is about 2.5 miles and consists of pebbles, dirt and sand. It’s nice and flat and great for all levels. You can bring a bike and do the loop and dogs are welcome on leash. You can observe many beautiful eagles, hawks, osprey, or even the occasional deer or fox as you navigate the trails. The main trail is very easy to follow and follows the shoreline. There are several places that you can take offshoots of the trail that will lead you to the shore or inland. There are sporadic benches around the point to rest and enjoy the amazing views.