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Northern Central Rail Trail to be Renamed in Honor of Former DNR Secretary Torrey C. Brown
WHAT: Renaming of Northern Central Rail Trail at Gunpowder Falls State Park
the Torrey C. Brown Rail Trail.
WHO: Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Secretary John. R. Griffin, former DNR Secretary Torrey C. Brown (1983-1995), Invited Guests, members of the Maryland Park Service
WHERE: Paper Mill Road Parking Area, Hunt Valley, MD (Baltimore County)
WHEN: WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 10:00 A.M.
WHY: Dr. Brown was the driving force behind turning this abandoned railroad into the extremely popular recreational trail we know today. He will be recognized for his devoted service to the citizens and natural resources of Maryland.
DIRECTIONS: From Annapolis, Take I-97 North toward Baltimore. Travel 18 miles (from Route 50) and merge onto I-695W/Baltimore Beltway Inner Loop via Exit 17A toward Baltimore/Towson.
Travel 21.7 miles and merge onto I-83 N via Exit 24 toward Timonium/York, PA.
Travel 5.7 miles and take the Shawan Road East exit – EXIT 20A- toward Cockeysville.
Travel .4 miles and make a slight right onto Shawan Road.
Travel .7 miles and make a slight right onto York Road/ MD- 45.
Travel .3 miles and turn left onto Ashland Road/MD-145 (This road becomes Paper Mill Road)
Travel 1 mile. Cross over the cross-walk for the trail and make a left into the parking lot.
(Approximately 60 minutes from Annapolis)
May 10, 2007
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