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The Best Biking in Laurel

November 5, 2018
Young family with one child is cycling together outdoors

This weekend, choose a biking adventure near your local Laurel apartments.

There are a variety of bike riding experiences available near ROSS’ Laurel apartments. You can visit a local community park and go for a short ride with the kids, or enjoy several miles of scenic, paved trails with friends. Or, if you’re feeling ambitious, you can tackle an all-day ride in a nearby national fish and wildlife preserve.


Short Treks

High Ridge Park has a short, paved trail that’s perfect for biking. After a breezy trip around this loop, you’ll likely find yourself tempted to explore the park’s other phenomenal amenities. A tennis court, basketball court, picnic pavilion, gazebo, and playground all offer their own entertainment. Bring a ball and hit the pavement with your friends, or enjoy a delicious picnic with a view. North Laurel Community Center and Park is another local greenspace with a short, paved trail. In addition, the amenities offered at High Ridge include a skate park, a multi-ball field (for soccer, field hockey, and more), as well as some interesting water features.


Mid-length Rides

Centennial Park in downtown Laurel is a great choice for a moderate ride. Over five miles of pavement can make a decent workout, especially when you add in two miles of unpaved hiking trails. Savage Mill and the connecting Wincopin Trail offer a mid-length ride that features history and a beautiful landscape. The Savage Mill Trail traverses the grounds of an old cotton mill, paralleling the Little River and the Middle Patuxent River. Looking down, you can view crashing waterfalls and swaying trees. This one-mile, paved trail connects easily with the Wincopin Trail, a three-and-a-half-mile system of natural surface trails that are great for mountain biking and hiking.


Full-day Adventures

You can turn a quick trip downtown into a full day of fun by choosing to bike rather than drive! Take backstreets and local trails from your apartment to main street Laurel. Park them in a designated rack and lock them up. Now you’re free to explore downtown Laurel’s boutique shops, restaurants, and cafes. Roam further afield to get a glance at the adorable old-fashioned train station that now services the MARC train, visit the Laurel museum for a history lesson, or take a break in the quaint Granville Gude Park. For a totally outdoor adventure, visit the Patuxent Research Refuge. You can bike, hike, and even ride horses there.


If you’re a downtown picnic kind of person, or a big fan of getting your heart pumping outdoors, one of these adventures is sure to catch your eye. Find more engaging community spaces near ROSS’ Laurel apartments online, or take a tour today.