Soldiers Delight Natural Environment Area, located on Deer Park Road in Owings Mills, is the place to come if you are looking for somewhere to learn more about our area's geological history, get in some physical activity, and enjoy the sounds and sights of nature. Coming here has a funny way of making you forget about your daily grind and remember what a diverse region we live in. The location makes this not only a convenient choice for hiking, but also an excellent way to discover — right in your backyard — the historical significance of this region. It has been one of my favorite hiking spots in the area, especially for a quick hike in the evening after a long day at work. After dinner, my family hops in the car and can be at the trails in under five minutes. Hiking can be a wonderful way to spend time together, catch up on our day and blow off some steam. For us, hiking keeps our senses alert and aware while giving us a chance to bond.