Piney Run Park

One of Carroll County’s oldest developed parks, Piney Run has a 300-acre lake that provides on-the-water recreational activities, such as fishing, boating, and boat rentals. Your class trip can enjoy canoeing, sail boating, row boating, kayaking, and electric-powered fishing boats on the lake. Teachers can rent a canoe, kayak, rowboat, as well as peddle boats, from a station in the Park. If some of your students prefer fishing, the lake is stocked with striped bass, tiger musky, trout and catfish. Fishing is permitted from boats or along the bank, but a fishing license is required.

Contact Info
Address: 30 Martz Rd., Sykesville, MD 21784. Carroll County. Website: Tel: 410-795-5165. Hrs: Apr. 1-Oct. 31 7AM-Sunset.

Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Cost: Fee.
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Environmental Studies, Physical Education.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Environmental Science, Physical Education. 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Kayaking & Rafting Lesson Plan

Next time you take a rafting trip, think about the physics involved: learn about how things float, the force and torque from the water and paddle, and the logistics of crossing running water. Most guides can also give you interesting facts about the river in which you are rafting.... Continue