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Lake Elkhorn Park

7200 Dockside Ln, Columbia, MD 21045-5019
+1 410-715-3161
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Gorgeous Place for Walking!

We went here on a whim without knowing anything about it and we were pleasantly surprised! Very... read more

Reviewed today
Nickel128
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Western U.S.
Good walking area

There are geese by the waterfall. The trail is both sunny and tree covered. Not too long a walk... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
zaphod2000
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Columbia, MD
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good36%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“great walk” (4 reviews)
“dog walkers” (3 reviews)
“paved path” (4 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
7200 Dockside Ln, Columbia, MD 21045-5019
CONTACT
+1 410-715-3161
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"nice path"
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Reviewed today

We went here on a whim without knowing anything about it and we were pleasantly surprised! Very nice trail and area surrounding the lake. Includes a small platform/boardwalk, trails, and you can even find a playground. Enjoy beautiful views while walking around the lake. Seems...More

Thank Nickel128
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There are geese by the waterfall. The trail is both sunny and tree covered. Not too long a walk in a nice day.

Thank zaphod2000
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This isn't really a tourist attractiion, so don't go for that, but it is a nice little lake with a variety of wildlife. It is a great place for a short run.

Thank Nathan B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a well-loved area of Columbia. There are always walkers, runners, and cyclists on the path around the lake. There are benches and picnic tables scattered throughout the area for adults who need to rest.In addition, there's a fun playground for little ones that...More

Thank Pursemustmatchshoes
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lake Elkhorn is beautiful. The walk is a good distance around, and there are play and picnic areas as you go around. Many of the residents around the lake do morning runs and dog walks, everyone is friendly. Great spot to watch the sunrise too.

Thank jessiesweetie404
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Reviewed 27 April 2018

Love walking around this lake. There are always people running/walking/fishing. Great time had by all.

Thank techienerd63
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

This park is pretty well maintained. There is wildlife to keep you company as well as other walkers, runners, etc. People may smile at you or may ignore you, but I have never encountered anyone who was intrusive. A brisk walk around the lake takes...More

Thank Jonette B
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Lake Elkhorn is a great place for a walk or run. It's very easy to get to, is on the Columbia trail system and offers great views of the lake.

Thank wendylfh
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Great place to exercise, take the kids, dogs and fish! Safe environment for all! Surrounded by several places to eat and drink! Scenery is amazing! If you are a nature lover; this is for you!

Thank Maxxfit
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Nice location to take a walk (or ride your bike), whether short or long: one can either walk around the lake or venture onto the numerous trails available. You can immerse yourself with nature and if you're hobby is bird watching, knock yourself out. Depending...More

Thank PSJMFR
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Stanley B
14 April 2017|
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Response from sedona1NH | Reviewed this property |
I have seen families fishing for fun, but I'm not sure how much they catch
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AAAnony
31 March 2016|
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Response from lost175lbs | Reviewed this property |
Only at the Pavilion, which is available for rent May - October. However, I'm not sure if it's open when it's not being rented. The McDonalds is the closest.
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