Elkridge Important Then and Now
Its location on the Patapsco River made Elkridge historically significant when local farmers needed quick access to a shipping port. Today that same strategic location provides a wealth of outdoor recreation opportunities for every member of the family. Patapsco Valley State Park borders the river in North Elkridge. The Thomas Viaduct, built in 1833, is the oldest stone curved bridge in the world and marks the entrance to the park. Just west of your new home in Elkridge is Rockburn Branch Park where you’ll find athletic fields, playgrounds, and nature trails. Also in West Elkridge, Belmont Manor and Historic Park hosts private events as well as nature programs in partnership with the Howard County Conservancy and surrounding schools. The Elkridge Furnace Inn, circa 1800, is yet another link to the area’s past and a will fast become one of your favorite spots for special events and celebrations.