Columbia Volksmarch Club Directions

Getting to where we walk/talk in Howard County

Directions

The Columbia Village Centers

Dorsey Search

Harper's Choice

Hickory Ridge

King's Contrivance

Long Reach

Oakland Mills

Owen Brown

River Hill

Town Center

Wilde Lake

 

Events

1997

March 15/16 - Clipper City Brewery

May 17 - C&O Canal Walk

November 1-2 - Rockburn Park, Patapsco State Park

December 31 - Symphony of the Lights

1998

March 28-29 - Ellicott City

 

Oct 31 - Nov 1 - Avalon Area, Patapsco State Park

 

1999

March 27-28 - Thunder Hill, Columbia

June 19 - Dorsey Search
July 13 - King's Contrivance NW
Aug 14 - Wilde Lake

October 16-17 - McKeldin Area, Patapsco State Park

Holiday Night Walk - "the Lights of Owen Brown - December 13

2000

May 6-7 in the Ellicott City/Oella

June 3 in the Oella, in conjunction with the Banneker Museum Anniversary
June 24 in the Village of Owen Brown, Columbia ,
July 22 in the Village of Kings Contrivance, Columbia ,
August 12 in the Village of Hickory Ridge, Columbia

Fall - October 7-8 in Rockburn Park/Patapsco State Park.

Holiday Night Walk - "the Lights of Owen Brown - December 11

2001

Spring - April 21-22 in the Mount Hebron,

Summer - June ?? in the TBD
Summer - July ?? in the TBD
Summer - August ?? in the TBD

Fall - November 3-4 in Patapsco State Park.

Holiday Night Walk - "the Lights of Owen Brown - December 11.

 

Individual Homes

John & Karen Dye

Tony & Marilynn Willoughby   

Jim & Kathy Moore

 

 

 

Dorsey Search Village Center

Dorsey Hall Road
Ellicott City, MD

From I95, take Rt 175 West toward Columbia.
Take Rt 29 North.
Exit onto Rt 108 West toward Clarksville.
At first light, turn right onto Columbia Road.
Continue through light at Old Annapolis Road.
At second light, turn right onto Dorsey Hall Drive.
Take second right into Dorsey Search Village Center.

Dorsey Hall Sunoco Service Station

4755 Dorsey Hall Road
Ellicott City, MD

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Harper's Choice Village Center

Harper's Farm Road,
Columbia, MD
From Rt#95, take Rt#32 to exit 17 (Cedar Lane); right on Cedar Lane; continue approximately 3 miles to Harper's Farm Road and turn left; the Village Center and McDonalds are on the right immediately after turning onto Harper's Farm Road

From I70, take exit 80 (rt#32) east to Clarksville, exit 20 (rt#108east) and continue on rt#108 for 4 miles to Harper's Farm Road on the right. Follow signs to Harper's Choice Village Center.

Harper's Choice McDonalds

5485 Harper's Farm Road,
Columbia, MD

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Hickory Ridge Village Center

From I95, take Rt 32 West toward Columbia.
Exit at Cedar Lane and turn right.
Continue on Cedar Lane to light at Freetown Road.
Turn right at Freetown Road to Mobil on right.

Hickory Ridge Mobil Service Station

6440 Freetown Road
Columbia, MD 21044

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King's Contrivance Village Center

Eden Brook Drive
Columbia, MD

From I95, Take Rt. 32 West toward Columbia.
Take the second exit, Shaker Drive and turn right to pass over Rt 32.
Continue straight onto Eden Brook Drive.
Go past two traffic lights and turn left into Village Center to Amherst House.

From I29, take Rt 32 towards Fort Meade.
Take the first exit, Shaker Drive
Turn left at the light onto Eden Brook Drive.
Go past the next traffic light and turn left into Village Center to Amherst House.

Kings Contrivance Liquor Shop

8630 Guilford Rd
Columbia, MD 21046-2616
 

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Long Reach Village Center

Tamar Drive
Columbia, MD

From I95, take Rt 175 West toward Columbia. Turn right on Tamar Drive. Long Reach Village Center is on the right.

 

Long Reach Exxon Service Station

6000 Foreland Garth
Columbia, MD

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Oakland Mills Village Center

Steven's Forest Road & Thunder Hill Road
Columbia, MD

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Thunder Hill Neighborhood Center

From I-95, take Rt. 100 West toward Ellicott City. Take Rt. 29 South toward Washington.

From I-695, take I-70 West to Rt. 29 South.

From West (Frederick), take I-70 East to Rt. 29 South.

From I-70, proceed to Rt. 29 South.

From Rt. 29, Exit onto 108 East, proceed through the traffic light and turn right on Thunder Hill Road. The Thunder Hill Neighborhood Center will be on the right after the first stop sign at Log Chain.

Park on the street or in lot. Please do not park directly in front of the Convenience Store next to the Neighborhood Center.

Owen Brown Village Center

Cradlerock Way
Columbia, MD

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From Rt#95, take Rt#32 toward Columbia;
Take first exit, Broken Land Parkway to Owen Brown;
At second light, turn right onto Cradlerock;

Owen Brown Sunoco Service Station,

7244 Cradlerock Way
Columbia, MD

Mobil will be on the left just before McDonalds.
Map

 

River Hill Village Center

Route 108
Clarksville, MD

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From North, South, and East - from I-95 take exit 38B, (Route 32) west to Clarksville to Exit 20 (Route 108). Take Route 108 east approximately 1/4 mile to the River Hill Village Center on the right.

From West - from I-70, take Exit 80 (Route 32) east to Clarksville to Exit 20 (Route 108) east and follow above directions.

River Hill McDonalds

Park in the Village Center parking lot (not at McDonalds) and walk to the start at McDonalds

 

Town Center

The Mall in Columbia

From Interstate 95, take Rt 175 toward Columbia
Rt 175 becomes Little Pauxtent Parkway
After going under pedestrian overpass, turn Right into Mall parking lot.
Enter Mall between JCPenney and Sears.

Town Center YRE Start Feet First, Wilde Lake

Columbia Mall

Start Point Food Court, Columbia Mall
Address
Phone

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From I95, take Rt 175 West toward Columbia. Pass first Mall Entrance and go under Pedestrian overpass. Turn right into Mall parking. Enter Mall to left of Pennys and to right of Sears.

 

Wilde Lake Village Center

Twin Rivers Road
Columbia, MD

From North and East - from I-95 take exit 41, (Route 175) west towards Columbia for 5 miles. After crossing MD Route 29, Route 175 becomes Little Patuxent Parkway. Stay on Little Patuxent Parkway past two traffic signals and bear right onto Governor Warfield Parkway. Turn right at the second traffic light onto Twin Rivers Road. After 1/2 mile, turn left at the light on Lynx Lane.

Feet First

10451 Twin Rivers Road
Columbia, MD 21044

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Turn left past the Giant Food Store and park behind the Giant near the Slayton House. Feet First is on the left across from Slayton House.


Baltimore Brewing Company

From I-95, take Exit 53 onto I-395 toward the Inner Harbor. Pass Oriole Park on left and Convention Center on right. Turn right on Pratt Street; pass Harbor Place; pass President Street. Turn left on Albemarle Street, left on Granby Street to the Baltimore Brewing Company entrance.

From I-83, go to end as it becomes President Street, turn left on Baltimore Street, right on Albemarle Street, right on Granby Street to the Baltimore Brewing Company entrance.

Park on the street or in lots near the Baltimore Brewing Company and Brewers Park. Parking meters are in effect Monday through Saturday, 8:00AM until 6:00PM. The Baltimore Brewing Company offers one beer for one cent with a validated parking ticket from Quille Crown Parking at the corner of Pratt and President.

 

Clipper City Brewery

4615 Hollins Ferry Road, Suite B
Address
Phone

Take Baltimore Beltway (I-695) to Exit 9 (Hollins Ferry Road).Head outside the beltway (west/south) and take third left (approximately1/4 mile past the Heileman Plant). The Brewing Company is thelast door in the first building on your right. Look for theirsign.

C&O Canal Walk

C&O Canal Area
Address
Phone - right

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Ellicott City

Howard County Office Building

Howard Building

3430 Court House Drive
Ellicott City, MD

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From the WEST: From I-70 take Exit 87-A, Rt. 29 South toward Columbia.

From the NORTH, EAST: From the Baltimore Beltway, I-695, take Exit 16, I-70 West toward Frederick. Follow I-70 for about 4.5 miles and take Exit 87-A, Rt. 29 South toward Columbia.

From the SOUTH: From I-95, take Rt. 100 West toward Ellicott City. Take Rt. 29 North.

 

Follow Rt. 29 to Rt. 40 East, Ellicott City Exit.
Turn RIGHT on Rogers Avenue and follow for 1/2 mile to intersection of Rogers Avenue and Court House Drive.
Keep LEFT and follow Court House Drive to next RIGHT into the Howard County Office Complex.

The Start/Finish point is in the Howard Building, 3430 Court House Drive.
Parking is available in parking lots opposite the Howard Building.

 


Patapsco State Park

Rockburn Park

5400 Landing Road, Elkridge, MD

From I95, take Exit 43, Route 100 East. Follow Route 100 to Exit 6B, Route 1 North. Take Route 1 North approximately 2.5 miles. Turn left onto Montgomery Road. Turn right, just beyond Grace Episcopal Church, onto Landing Road. Turn left into Rockburn Park.

Hilton Area

Hilton Ave.
Catonsville, MD

From the Baltimore Beltway (I695), Exit 13 west on Frederick Road through downtown Catonsville.
Follow approximately 1.2 miles to Rolling Road
Left on Rolling Road. Immediately bear right onto Hilton Ave following "State Park" sign.
Follow Hilton Ave approximately 1 1/2 miles to Park entrance on right.

From I95, take exit 47 to Rt. 166 Catonsville.
Continue on Rt. 166 onto Rolling Road North.
Follow Rolling Road approximately 2 miles to extreme left onto Hilton Ave following "State Park" sign.
Follow Hilton Ave approximately 1 1/2 miles to Park entrance on right.

McKeldin Area

From Columbia, Take Rt 29 North to I70 West.

From Baltimore Beltway, take Exit 16, I70 West.

From Washington, take I95 North to Exit 43 I100 toward Ellicott City,
take Rt 29 North to I70 West.

From I70 going West, exit 83 Marriottsville Road and turn right and proceed approximately 4 miles to Park entrance on right.

 

From Frederick and west, take I70 East.

From I70 going East, exit 82 Rt 40 toward Ellicott City. Turn left on Marriottsville Road and proceed approximately 5 miles to Park entrance on right.

Daniels

 

Owen Brown Community Center

6800 Cradlerock Way

Columbia, MD

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Directions to the Owen Brown Community Center:

From I-95:
Take Rt. 32 West toward Columbia to the first exit, Broken Land Parkway.
Take Broken Land Parkway North to 2nd light, Cradlerock Way. 
Right on Cradlerock; approximately one mile to Owen Brown Community Center on left.

 

From Rte. 29:
Take Broken Land Parkway toward Oakland Mills/Owen Brown (away from the Mall) to 2nd light, Cradlerock Way.
Left on Cradlerock; pass library and school, continuing to Owen Brown Community Center on right.

 

 

Columbia East Library

6600 Cradlerock Way

Columbia, MD

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Directions to the Columbia East Library:

From I-95:
Take Rt. 32 West toward Columbia to the first exit, Broken Land Parkway.
Take Broken Land Parkway North past 2nd light, Cradlerock Way, to 3rd light, Cradlerock Way. 
Right on Cradlerock; Columbia East Library is on the right before Owen Brown/Dasher Green School.

 

From Rte. 29:
Take Broken Land Parkway toward Oakland Mills/Owen Brown (away from the Mall) to 2nd light, Cradlerock Way.
Left on Cradlerock; Columbia East Library is on the right before Owen Brown/Dasher Green School.



John & Karen Dye's House

6887 Garland Lane, Columbia, MD 21045

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(410) 290-6510

From Rt. 32, take Broken Land Parkway North to 2nd light
Right on Cradlerock; approximately one mile to
Right on Garland Lane
House is on left; First House facing Garland Lane
Map

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Jim & Kathy Moore's House

7328 Kindler Road
Columbia, MD

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(410) 381-1837

From Rt. 32, take Broken Land Parkway South to
Guilford Road; Right past the King's Contrivance
Village Center; straight at the light on Shaker Drive;
Left at the first street (Kindler Rd); 2/10 miles to 7328 Kindleron a cul-de-sac on the right;
just past Farthest Thunder Court on the left and
Narrow Wind Way on the right; park on the street and
not in the court due to community traffic in the court.

 

Tony & Marilynn Willoughby's House

4249 Lilac Lane
Ellicott City, MD 21042-5957

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(410) 461-5758

From Rt#29, turn onto Route 108 (West).
Turn right at traffic light, onto Columbia Road.
Follow Columbia Road around to Gray Rock (5th road on left).
Turn left onton Gray Rock and follow to Red Bandana Way (3rd left).
Turn left on to Red Bandana Way and go to Lilac Lane (2nd left)
Turn left on Lilac Lane. The Willoughby's home is the third house on the left.

 

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