Couple Walks 50 Miles Covering Every Residential Block of the South Baltimore Peninsula

| May 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

With the current COVID-19 pandemic eliminating Kyle and Rose W.’s commutes to work, they decided to use the extra free time to get some exercise and walk every single residential block of the South Baltimore Peninsula. The Federal Hill residents, along with their dog Brooklyn, accomplished their goal in about 10 to 12 trips, racking up 50.76 miles in the process.

The journey started on March 22nd and ended on May 2nd. Kyle W. said their walks were anywhere from a mile to 10 miles. They started in Locust Point, thinking they could stroll every block in one day, but realized it would take two days. The last leg was completed with the seven houses on McComas St. in Port Covington.

Kyle W. said the journey could probably be accomplished in 30 miles if someone knocked it out in a day or two as opposed to adding the extra mileage to walk back home on each trip. He said his next challenge is to take this journey again and accomplish it in the shorter day or two period.

Kyle W. and Rose W. tracked their journey using Under Armour’s MapMyWalk App. They kept screenshots to document their routes.

The couple played a lot of games and made a lot of observations during their walks. They said they learned there are at least 45 of the 51 American license plates on the peninsula. The only ones they didn’t see were Idaho, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming. Outside of Maryland, Kyle W. said Pennsylvania was the most common plate and that he saw more Massachusetts plates than he expected.

They also picked out their “dream house” during the walks. Kyle W. said he’s a huge fan of looking at homes and loves checking out an open house. Their favorite blocks on the peninsula are the 100 and 200 blocks of E. Churchill St. in Federal Hill, the 1400 block of Cookies St. next to Latrobe Park in Locust Point, and the 100 block of Welcome Alley in Otterbein. 

They are very intrigued by the historic homes in South Baltimore, especially some of the smaller ones on alley streets. The couple’s house in Federal Hill was built in 1840.

Another interesting observation Kyle W. had is how some alleys that don’t have homes facing them are named and some are not.

Kyle W. said South Baltimore is a great place to take a walk. With groups of rowhomes and apartments so close together, he said, “you pass a whole different environment of life every few seconds.”

Photos and screenshot courtesy of Kyle and Rose W. 

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