Free Range: A Summer Run Down the Trolley Trail
The shade provides a cooling canopy on hot days.
If running or walking outside during the hot summer months is more difficult for you, consider running at a place like the Trolley Trail No. 9.
The trail, which runs between Catonsville and Ellicott City, is a great place for runners, biker and walkers of all ability levels.
In Catonsville, the trail is accessible where Edmondson Avenue dead ends at Catonsville Middle School.
Starting in Catonsville, the trail goes downhill and takes you to edge of downtown Ellicott City. One way is just under 1.5 miles, but you can also take a side trail to the Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum.
The trail is shaded most of the way and crosses several intersections. There are several benches and a stream that also meanders along the trail. For a side trip, stop at the Breadery or Jay's Country Store in Oella.
Free Range is about places outdoors that are healthful recreation for people of all ages.