Participant Sports


The Baltimore and Annapolis (B&A) Trail runs through 13 mi of farmland and forests as well as urban and suburban neighborhoods, from Annapolis to Glen Burnie. It follows the old Baltimore and Annapolis Railroad and is linked directly to the 12.5-mi trail encircling Baltimore-Washington International Airport. The trail is open sunrise to sunset to hikers, bikers, runners, and in-line skaters. Access to the northern end of the trail is via Dorsey Road off I–97 Exit 15 near Friendship Park. Parking is free but limited. Early Height Ranger Station, 51 W. Early Height Rd., Severna Park, MD, 21146-1118. 410/222–6244.

Pedal Pushers Bike Shop rents bikes for the B&A Trail. 546 Baltimore, at Annapolis Blvd., Rte. 648, Severna Park, MD, 21146-3818. 410/544–2323.


Anglers sells equipment for archery and hunting as well as for fresh- and saltwater fishing. Anglers is also a full-service Orvis fly-fishing dealer. 1456 Whitehall Rd., Annapolis, MD, 21409-5628. 410/757–3442.


Annapolis Sailing School. Founded in 1959, this organization is the oldest of its kind in the United States and is a great choice for lessons and rentals. It's world-renowned. 7001 Bembe Beach Rd., Annapolis, MD, 21403. 800/638–9192.

Womanship is a sailing school with programs for women, for mother–daughter partners, and for couples. Classes can be custom-designed for special needs or desires. Men are welcome to take classes as half of a couple or as part of a group. The Young Womanship program is for grades 7 to 12. Started in 1984 in Annapolis, Womanship now has 16 locations around the world. 137 Conduit St., Annapolis, MD, 21401-2603. 410/267–6661 or 800/342–9295.

Spectator Sports

The teams of the United States Naval Academy Athletic Association (NAAA) compete in about 20 varsity sports, most notably football. The team plays home games in fall at the Navy–Marine Corps Stadium on Rowe Boulevard in Annapolis. Annapolis, MD. 800/874–6289 ticket office.

Boat Races

Annapolis Yacht Club sponsors sailboat races at 6 pm each Wednesday from mid-May through early September in Annapolis Harbor, starting at the Eastport bridge. Annapolis, MD. 410/263–9279.