Annapolis has numerous monuments that celebrate the city’s contributions to the United States since colonial times. However, the city also has many beautiful parks for locals to enjoy the outdoors and nature. According to TripAdvisor, below are the best parks numbered #8 to #5 of Annapolis.

#8 Ellen O. Moyer Nature Park

Recently renovated, this scenic waterfront park on 12 acres is managed and maintained by the Annapolis Maritime Museum. There are scenic water views, and there is a kayak and canoe launch available to the public. The Ellen Moyer Nature Park Trail is a mile long, and the easy walk features a peaceful forest setting.

#7 Thomas Point Park

Visitors will get wonderful views of Annapolis, Arundel on the Bay, Chesapeake Bay Bridge, Kent Island, and Hillsmere Shores Community Beach. It is a great place to fish because you get water access to the Chesapeake Bay, South River, and Fishing Creek.

In order to gain access, you will need a Monthly Vehicle Permit, except during the off-season months of November through March.

#6 Truxtun Park

Spanning more than 80 acres, Truxtun Park is the main city park in Annapolis. It features a skate park, hiking trails, picnic areas, and two children’s playgrounds. Athletes can enjoy 12 tennis courts (currently under renovation), five basketball courts, three baseball fields, and a boat ramp for the public.

#5 Helen Avalynne Tawes Garden

Conveniently located near the Naval Marine Corps Stadium, the Tawes Garden provides an intimate setting. Featured in its five acres are representations of the state’s variety of geographic areas, including the Eastern Shore Peninsula, a streamside environment, and a Western Maryland forest.

Part 2 will cover four more of the best parks in Annapolis.

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