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Battle of North Point - Tracing the Route of Invasion

The Todd House near North Point State ParkIntroduction To Quest

Your mission is to retrace the invasion route the British followed after landing on North Point and marching to present-day Dundalk to fight the American militia. At each stop, you will snap a picture of the site to prove that you were there. Feel free to be creative with your pictures! You will need to take the photos with either a digital camera or a cell phone.

Please read! A note of caution: Most of this driving tour is on major public roads, so please be aware of and be courteous to other drivers along the tour route. Also, many places along the tour route are on private property so please be respectful.

Park Quest teams can check in with the gatehouse attendant before they start this quest if they have any questions. Families need to return to North Point State Park to receive their stamp at the gatehouse.

Print a copy of the worksheet from this website to take with you. The quest starts outside the entrance to North Point State Park. This quest is available daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Park Information

North Point State Park is located in Baltimore County on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay and is surrounded by beautiful and fascinating natural and historical resources. It consists of 1,310 acres off of North Point Road in Edgemere.

The Defenders Trail was used during the War of 1812 and passes through the park. North Point was also the site of the Bay Shore Amusement Park, a popular destination for summer visitors from 1906 through 1947. Visitors can see the original trolley station and fountain that have been restored. The trolley station is now used as a park pavilion and is a popular destination for special events. It can be reserved by calling the DNR statewide reservation system at 1-888-432-2267 (CAMP).

North Point is rich in natural beauty. Come see how Mother Nature reclaimed the land where the amusement park once stood. The park has scenic views overlooking the water, a water accessible area, a fishing pier and hiking trails that lead you around the park and through protected Wildlands.

North Point State Park
8400 North Point Road
Edgemere, MD 21219
410-477-0757

Directions to North Point State Park:

  • Directions from North Baltimore:
    Baltimore Beltway 695-south towards Essex/Key Bridge. Follow 695 to Exit 42 (151 Sparrows Point/North Point Boulevard). Exit and bear right onto 151 South to first light. Make left onto North Point Road (Route 20). Follow through Edgemere for 2 miles to North Point State Park on left.
  • Directions from South Baltimore:
    Take Baltimore Beltway 695 North towards Glen Burnie/Key Bridge. Follow 695 over Key Bridge to Exit 43 (Bethlehem Boulevard/Sparrows Point). Get off at Exit 43 and make left at first blinking light (Bethlehem Boulevard). Follow Bethlehem Boulevard/158 East for one mile to North Point Boulevard. Cross over North Point Boulevard onto North Point Road. Follow North Point Road through Edgemere for 2 miles to park on left.