The Jones Falls Trail connects two of Baltimore’s most scenic green spaces, Cylburn Arboretum and Druid Hill Park. These lands, totalling over 900 acres, are now much-loved parks, complete with historic mansions, pavilions, landscapes, and more. If fate had swung the other way, they could have become more built-out space in the city. While biking through the park’s bucolic environment, we’ll explore the contribution of the parks to Baltimore and what values we place on such broad expanses of public space. Along the way, tour guide Ralph Brown will help us learn about the histories of these two parks, explore a few of their nooks and crannies, and navigate the Jones Falls Trail that connects them. Meet in the parking lot of Cylburn Arboretum.