Friends of Anne Arundel County Trails is a non-profit 501(C)(3) organization of dedicated volunteers helping to promote, protect and enhance the multi modal trails of Anne Arundel County. Created as Friends of the Baltimore and Annapolis Trail, Friends now encompasses the B&A Trail, the BWI Trail, and the Washington Baltimore and Annapolis (WB&A) trail. Friends works with many partners all of whom are dedicated to the trail systems in the county and in the country.
786-acre Sandy Point State Park is located along the Northwestern shore of the majestic Chesapeake Bay. The parkâ€™s beaches and picnic areas are well known for their breathtaking scenic water views that overlook one of Marylandâ€™s true treasures, the Chesapeake Bay. The park was first opened on June 25, 1952 and has provided its guests with various activities and services ever since. Some of these activities and services include Swimming Beaches, Picnicking, Fishing, Crabbing, Boating, Hiking, Youth Group Camping, Areas of Historical Interest and Wildlife Viewing. The Park also offers a marina store and boat rentals. Wildlife viewing and bird watching are favorite pastimes for many park visitors. Sandy Point’s location on the Eastern Flyway makes it an ideal location for viewing a large variety of woodland, marsh and migratory waterfowl. A park map is available at the park office.
The park is at the site of a former ferry landing that served the Chesapeake Bay Ferry System. Located at the park is the historic home Sandy Point Farmhouse, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.
Sandy Point State Park is the site of the annual Maryland State Police Polar Bear Plunge, a polar bear plunge event where participants run into the Chesapeake Bay in winter to raise money for Special Olympics.