College Park is home to miles and miles of interconnected hiker and biker trails.

All of the trails are connected to the Anacostia Tributary Trail System which mean easy access to not only the greater region but to Washington D.C. You can find more information here:

During my time in UMD, I had the opportunity to visit two of these trails. One of was the Paint Branch Trail and the other was the Lake Artemesia Trail.

The Paint Branch Trail is a 3.5 mile trail that runs between the Cherry Hill Neighborhood Park and Lake Artemesia. The trail starts at Lake Artemesia and is connected to the Indian Creek Trail, Lake Artemesia Trail, Trolley Trail and Northeast Branch Trail. I went to the Paint Branch Trail around Spring Break so a lot of the trees had not regained their leaves yet. However, it was a great walk. It would be fun to go hiking here during the Fall when the leaves of the trees start changing colour.

The Lake Artemesia Trail encircles its namesake, Lake Artemesia. The Trail connects to the Paint Branch Trail, Trolley Trail, Indian Creek Trail and Northeast Branch Trail.  It is also part of the Anacostia Tributary Trail System. I went to this trail in April, during the transition from Spring to Summer, so the trees had regained their leaves and everything was very green.

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