As covered in Part 1, Annapolis has numerous beautiful parks for locals to enjoy the outdoors. According to TripAdvisor, below are the best parks numbered #4 to #1 in Annapolis.

#4 Susan Campbell Park

Although this small park is in a busy part of downtown Annapolis, it is surrounded by scenic areas and offers great views of the Annapolis Harbor. Once you have visited the park, you can spend time relaxing at a restaurant or bar or go shopping in the many boutiques located in the area.

#3 Jonas and Anne Catharine Green State Park

This scenic park is located on the Severn River, tucked underneath the United States Naval Academy Bridge on MD RT 450, just outside Annapolis. Its pleasant sandy beach is used as a picnic area and for boat launching. Also available is a fishing pier and public restrooms.

Favorite activities at the park include biking, canoeing, hiking, and kayaking. Due to strong dangerous currents, swimming is not permitted. Serving as the Anne Arundel County Trail System headquarters, Jonas Green is a part of the East Coast Greenway, a national trail spanning from Maine to Florida.

#2 Sandy Point State Park

Located on the northwestern shore of the Chesapeake Bay, this 786-acre Maryland State Park is the favorite park of many Annapolitans. Sandy Point’s picnic areas and beaches are famous for spectacular water views.

A marina store, boat rentals, bathhouses, as well as food and beverages for sale, are available at Sandy Point. Top activities are swimming, boating, and fishing. Children can have a fun time on the playground.

#1 Quiet Waters Park

Located in eastern Anne Arundel County, Maryland, peaceful Quiet Waters Park is on 340 acres, and it is open year-round for those who love nature. Located between Harness Creek and the South River, the park offers scenic water views.

You and your family can spend a relaxing day hiking on easy trails that wind through grassy fields and forests. Kids can enjoy a playground, and the whole family can feast on a picnic surrounded by nature.

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