Oregon Ridge Park
The walking bridge at the entrance to the trails at Oregon Ridge
|Area||1,043-acre (4.22 km2)|
|Operated by||Baltimore County|
Oregon Ridge Park is a 1,043-acre (4.22 km2) park in Cockeysville, Maryland. The park features walking and hiking trails, a swimming beach, a nature center, picnic and recreation areas, a lodge, and cross-country skiing and sledding.
The park was previously used for downhill skiing in the 1960s, but warmer temperatures in the region and the cost of artificially producing snow made this usage impractical. Remnants of the lifts are still present, and the main slope is used as a seating area for outdoor concerts.
- Oregon Ridge Park home page
- Oregon Ridge Nature Center home page
- Oregon Ridge Beach home page
- Entrance to Oregon Ridge on Google Street View
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