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Baltimore County beaches ready for Memorial Day weekend
Baltimore County beaches ready for Memorial Day weekend

For many area families, Memorial Day weekend means a trip to the beach. Last year, nearly 3,000 people took part in that tradition at two Baltimore County parks — without ever going near the Bay Bridge. Baltimore County government doesn’t operate outdoor public pools, but beginning Memorial Day weekend, many residents swarm to a pair of county-run beaches — Rocky Point in Essex and Oregon Ridge in Cockeysville. On the east side of the county, the 375-acre Rocky Point Beach and Park (410-887-2818) has been owned by Baltimore County since 1969. The park, at 2200 Rocky Point Road, is at the mouth of Back and Middle Rivers, and offers views of the Chesapeake Bay. It...

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