Susquehana State Park re schedule of canceled May hike

  • June 6, 2010 · 10:00 AM

A pleasant little hike (9 mi, fairly flat land) in northeastern Maryland. One of my perennial favorites, though this is the first time there in the springtime. Usuaully seems to be a late summer/ early autumn hike. This hike is taken from www.midatlantichikes.com:http://midatlantichik... is the trail description, along with a mapped route. While the circumnavigation of the park is about 9 miles, most of it is fairly level/rolling hills. No significant stream crossings on this one. Fido, as long as he/she is well behaved, is more than welcome along on this hike. My dog will be with me. Directions to the park: http://www.google.com... NOTE: The directions take you to one of the park gates. We will be meeting at the old grist mill by the river bank--not the park gate.. In doubt, please call the cell listed above. (note that cell reception may be spotty inside the park) I will be there at/before 10. As always, carpooling is highly encouraged. My cell is [masked] This is an 8.7 mile circumnavigation of the park. The first 1.5 miles is along the old canal and railroad grade (The latter was constructed to deliver construction supplies to the Conowingo Hydro-electric dam further upriver.). we'll be able to view the river for this entire stretch. Then, climb up to a low plateau and walk through alternating woods and fields. Besides the river and canal you’ll pass an old Flint Tower that remains from the Revolutionary War, an extremely old American Beech and, if you find the un-marked trail, a White Oak that also dates back to the revolution. The starting and ending point is an operational Grist Mill that dates back to 1798.

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  • Pam

    great weather and a fun hike

    June 8, 2010

  • Patrick Kelleher

    Great hike.

    June 6, 2010

  • Cathy

    Beautiful Park with a lot of short, uphill climbs and a great workout. Dominic, thank you for sharing this hike with us!

    June 6, 2010

  • Denise

    Pretty hike, good workout (I need it)

    June 6, 2010

  • Aaron

    Great job organizing and leading this hike Dominic. Nice people,senic hike and good conversation. Who could ask for anything more?

    June 6, 2010

  • Aaron

    I'll be at the park and ride to make 4.
    see you 8:30ish

    June 6, 2010

  • Denise

    Ok, it's a plan. One more makes 4.

    June 3, 2010

  • Patrick Kelleher

    8.30 Sunday morning sounds good.
    My cell is [masked]. Just in case.
    Pat

    June 3, 2010

  • Denise

    hi Pat, great, would you like to meet at 70 park ride at 8:30ish am?

    June 2, 2010

  • Patrick Kelleher

    I'm in Columbia. Happy to meet at 70 or a similar spot to carpool. I can drive.

    Pat K

    June 2, 2010

  • Denise

    This hike is an hour long drive from S. BWI and I would like to have some company so..if anyone would like to carpool I suggest the 70 park and ride at Security Blvd. Do I hear a "yea"? I would prefer to be a paying passenger, but, we could draw straws. If I get no responses, I'll just play the radio:)

    June 1, 2010

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