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    • Counties: Prince George's County
    About Northampton Lake
    Located in Prince George’s County, Maryland

    Northampton Lake is a public lake in the suburb of Kettering in Prince George’s County, Maryland. This lake is situated in the perfect spot for those looking for a respite from their fast-paced life. Washington D.C., the capital of the U.S. and a major cultural center, is only 20 miles away. Baltimore, another major city, is less than an hour away and makes for an excellent day trip.

    This county’s name is quite the curiosity, as it was named after Prince George of Denmark. He was a consort of Queen Anne, and locals have come to refer to the area as “PG County.”

    While there are a few smaller airfields nearby, the closest major airport is Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, less than 40 miles away. Medical assistance can be received at Kaiser Permanente Largo Medical Center, a brief two miles away.

    Grocery and snack needs can be easily satisfied at Target, typically within ten minutes of driving distance. Fantastic restaurants surround the lake, like Blue Waters Caribbean & Seafood Grill, First Watch, and Topolino An Italian Bistro.

    On the Water

    This humble 23-acre lake is ideal for fishermen. There is no public boat ramp available, so this lake is best suited for canoes and kayaks. On the eastern shore of the lake, residents will find a public fishing pier.

    Whether on a canoe or standing on the shore, anglers will find a myriad of different fish, such as largemouth bass, catfish, crappie, perch, or sunfish. Northampton Lake is not a location suitable for motorized craft or watersports.

    Explore Washington D.C.

    For an exciting daycation, Northampton Lake residents can take the 20-mile trip to the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C! The District of Columbia is home to numerous memorials and museums, highlighting the rich history of the United States, as well as the natural sciences and world history.

    Highlights include the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, which has free admission and is open 364 days a year, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, which provides for the documentation, study, and interpretation of Holocaust history, and the countless presidential memorials scattered across the D.C. mall, such as the famous Washington, Lincoln, and Jefferson memorials.

    With prior planning, visitors can tour the Capitol building, the Supreme Court building, and even the White House, the home and workplace of the president of the United States.

    Washington D.C. also has a diverse culture and many different restaurants. Highly rated restaurants include Founding Farmers DC, Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar - Washington, D.C., and The Pig.

    Visit Baltimore

    Northampton Lake is located only 40 miles from Baltimore. The city has been nicknamed the “Charm City," boasting beautiful waterfront views, top-rated restaurants and bars, and informative museums.

    Experience sparkling waterfront views at the Inner Harbor. The Maryland Science Center, National Aquarium, and American Visionary Arts Museum line the path, offering educational endeavors. Additionally, fantastic restaurants, such as Charleston, Lebanese Taverna, Roy’s, and Rusty Scupper all border the waterfront.

    For more educational opportunities, you can learn more about African American Heritage and Culture at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum. Baltimore is also home to many great art museums such as the Walters Art Museum, the Baltimore Museum of Art, and the American Visionary Art Museum.

    Embrace your adventurous side and hit the seas on an actual pirate ship with Urban Pirates. For more water-related fun, you can marvel at the stunning exhibits at the National Aquarium.

    Sparkling Waters and Warm Community

    Life on Northampton Lake truly offers a warm community and placid waters. This lake is the perfect place for residents seeking relaxation and refreshment.