Since its establishment in 1966, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) has paved the way as a major research institution in the area. UMBC enrolls about 14,000 students per semester, the majority of whom major in the natural sciences and engineering. The UMBC campus itself lies on 500 acres in Catonsville and its beautiful buildings and landscape make it a shining jewel in the city. To top it off, UMBC also has won many accolades throughout the years. It ranks fourth among U.S. research universities for the production of IT degrees, number 21 for Master of Science degrees, and 31 for PhD IT degrees.
Show Your American Pr
Set up your flag, wear some red, white, blue, and head out to Catonsville Celebrations. This annual event is one of the biggest Fourth of July celebrations in the Baltimore area. The festivities kick off at the Catonsville High School grounds with lots of activities perfect for kids, such as sack races and water balloon tosses. Then, things continue throughout the day at locations throughout Catonsville, featuring events such as a hot dog eating contest and a grand parade. The night then wraps up with two fireworks displays: a family-friendly display in the early evening and the main event at night.
Patapsco Valley State
Get out and get active at Patapsco Valley State Park in Catonsville. There are five different trails running through this park, making it ideal for joggers and cyclists to get in a morning workout. Make sure to read the signs, however, as some trails are for foot-use only. For families with little explorers looking to learn more about the wildlife in their own backyard, the park also offers a nature center geared towards teaching children about the wonders around them. Then, after a day of learning, you will find a recycled tire playground perfect for kids to burn off some energy.