Susquehana State Park dayhike

  • April 21, 2012 · 10:30 AM

 Reposting due to weather cancellation last month.  Hopefully the weather behaves on this day.....

Want to get this one in before it gets too warm for the pups to hike.  The forecast looks clear for now, but heavy raiin/ t-storms will cancel.

 Directions to the park:  Susquehanna State Park is located three miles northwest of Havre de Grace off Route 155 in Harford County. The park is approximately 35 miles north of Baltimore. Take I-95 north or south to Route 155, exit 89. Proceed west on Route 155 to Route 161. Turn right on Route 161 and then right on Rock Run Road. Follow Rock Run Road to the park As before, we will meet at the grist mill at the end of Rock Run Rd. 

Yes-- stay on Rock run to the end...it dead ends at the river; the grist mill and a small parking area are immedatiely evident.

Lunch, and a potential side trip to a choclateir in Havre de Grace are definite possibilites.

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A pleasant little hike (9 mi, fairly flat land) in northeastern Maryland. One of my perennial favorites, and I'd planned to rehike this this autumn (we'd done this one back in March)

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 dogs will be with me.

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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  • Gay P.

    Enjoyed the setting. The hike was a good combination of easy and challenging trails.

    April 22, 2012

  • Sherrill G.

    Great weather and a pleasant series of trails. This is a great early season hike. I enjoyed meeting some of the Baltimore meetup folks too (including Maya and Scarlet!)

    April 22, 2012

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