Well, with the Grand Prix road closures already causing major issues with traffic in Downtown Baltimore on Thursday, many who are staying in town for Labor Day weekend wonder what activities there may be to do — OUTSIDE of the city.

Baltimore County has much to offer!

The Maryland State Fair is still going strong through the weekend and runs through Monday. Enjoy the rides, games and livestock!

If the weather is nice, head on over to Rocky Point Beach & Park. There is swimming, beach, fishing, and wildlife. Rocky Point is located at 2200 Rocky Point Road, Essex, MD 21221.

There is also North Point State Park — and you can even bring your pets to undeveloped areas and North Point Battlefield. North Point is located in Dundalk across the bay from Rocky Point at 8700 North Point Road, Edgemere, MD 21219.

The Oregon Ridge Nature Center in Hunt Valley is open Saturday & Sunday (they are always closed Monday). This weekend they have a special class on Poisonous & Venomous Animals for $3 per person 2-4 pm. The Nature Center itself and the grounds to explore are free to visit! Indoors there is a museum with wildlife exhibits of turtles, live snakes, fish, amphibians, and honeybees.

Oregon Ridge Park also has a beach for swimming if the weather is nice!

It is the last weekend for the local pools, so take advantage of the end of summer.

Rainy? The Baltimore County Public Libraries are open over the weekend (but are closed Monday to observe Labor Day.) The Cockeysville library is also closed Sundays until October 2, but others are open, like the Towson Library!

Also, if the weather isn’t fantastic, kiddos can hit Red Zone in Timonium — they have laser tag, a laser maze, glow-in-the-dark mini golf, games, and more.

So come on out to Baltimore County for Labor Day fun, and avoid the Downtown Baltimore Grand Prix traffic!