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Canton is a trendy waterfront neighborhood that lies along Baltimore's outer harbor. This historic town is one of the best places to live in Maryland. It offers an assortment of gastropubs, seafood restaurants, and lively cafes. Canton offers two charming areas for people to enjoy—the quaint O’Donnell Square Park and Canton Waterfront Park.
O'Donnell Square is a new neighborhood comprised mostly of young families living in newly constructed rowhomes. These houses were built in the traditional East Baltimore style but all feature modern amenities. Typically unheard of in Baltimore, the neighborhood has professionally manicured private green spaces making it a beautiful place to live and visit. The square offers some great places to enjoy a coffee, tea, or even a glass a wine. Canton Waterfront Park is a bustling promenade that runs along the water harborfront. In the summer, it's a popular place for concerts, food and wine festivals, and special events. Additionally, the park offers one of the best vantage points in the city to view the Tall Ships arriving into the Inner Harbor and the Blue Angels Air Show. Many people come to Canton Waterfront Park to dine on fresh seafood and enjoy chic waterfront dining. Families and couples often come here to picnic, especially on weekends.
When visiting Canton Waterfront Park, be sure to stop to see the Korean War Memorial. This solemn monument offers information regarding the war and lists the names of the 527 Marylanders who perished in the conflict. With over 8-acres of fantastic harbor views and easy access to recreational activities, Canton Waterfront Park is one of Baltimore's best city parks. Check out the link below to see the full list of amenities available, such as free parking and pier fishing with no license necessary.
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