Beauty and Mystery in Druid Hill Park

Jones Falls Trail

One way to see the whole is the park’s 2.75-mile section of the 10-mile Jones Falls Trail. It starts at Penn Station and enters the park from the east near Druid Lake. The path winds by the Rawlings Conservatory and Maryland Zoo, near City Farms Garden and Farmers’ Market, heads northward and downhill,  enters woods and follows Parkdale Avenue to a Metro Station.

I wrote a lengthy Baltimore Sun article July, 22, 2001 urging a Druid statue of Harriet R. Tubman, a slave who lived in Maryland and helped create the underground railroad. What prompted me was only white men decorating the park in statues.  Baltimore is 63% black but Druid lacks any statues of blacks or women.

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