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Eagle Spotting, River Trails, and Dam: Susquehanna State Park: Easy/Mod 7 Miles

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  • Holiday Hike in Susquehanna State Park: Spotting Eagles Along the River Trails and Viewing the Dam! Easy Side of Moderate 7 Miles with Optional Post Hike Meal

    Yes, the pictures on this page were taken from members on a hike with our group!

    "Follow the mighty Susquehanna River upstream to Conowingo Dam—then return via an obscure wooded foot trail. If any Baltimore outdoor enthusiast needs a reminder why he or she is lucky to live in this area, Susquehanna State Park provides it. Just consider the Susquehanna River’s impressive statistics: 444 miles long, a 13 million-acre drainage basin, the second-largest watershed in the eastern United States. The river begins as an overflow of Otsego Lake in New York and runs through three states before draining into Chesapeake Bay, just south of Havre de Grace, MD, pouring 19-million gallons of fresh water into the bay every minute". In addition to Eagles (hopefully) some other scenery includes: Susquehanna River, Deer Creek, Historic Sites, Mixed Hardwoods © Copyright Evan Balkan Published by Menasha Ridge Press. All Rights Reserved.

    Pace Options

    This hike will be led at a moderate pace of about 2.5mph which is the average hiking pace used as a baseline in most hiking books. (most common pace).

    Trail Information
    Nearby City: Darlington
    Length: 7 total miles
    Configuration: Lollipop with jagged loop
    Scenery: Susquehanna River, Deer Creek, Historic Sites, Mixed Hardwoods
    Exposure: Shade
    Trial Surface: Gravel, packed dirt, some asphalt
    Skill Level: The hills are rolling for the most part and nothing very steep. The first portion is pretty flat followed by the second section with rolling hills and twisty trails.
    Duration: About 3 hours
    Season: Year-round
    Vertical Up: 348 feet
    Vertical Down: 318 feet
    Facilities: There are restrooms and water at the Rock Run Historic Area, campground, Steppingstone Museum, Deer Creek Picnic Area, and Lapidurn Boat Launch.

    Trail Notes for Leaders

    Weather Information
    We hike rain or shine. Click here to see an up to the trail forecast.

    Gear Suggestions
    Click here for suggestions for what to wear and what not to wear for our hikes.

    Carpool Information
    To carpool or caravan from the Baltimore area, you can arrange to meet at Savage Station. Click here for directions to Savage Station. Use the comment section to discuss carpooling with other members.

    If you can drive or want to carpool from any locations such as the DC area, please post your location and needs in the comment section below. Click here for suggested carpool locationscomplete with directions. For those who need a ride, reach out to the drivers. Make friends, and support the environment - by just offering a ride!

    Directions to the Trailhead

    Click Here for Directions to Where We Meet for This Hike

    Take note that parking is VERY limited at the trailhead for this hike so I highly suggest carpooling!

    Meet & Greet and Sign-In — 9:45-9:55 a.m. 

    The Hike is at 10:00 a.m.

    Carpool time from Savage Station is 9:00 a.m.

    Additional Nearby Activities

    You might want to check out and explore the Steppingstone Museum. This museum has rural arts and crafts of the[masked] period. Also, Havre de Grace (MD 155 East) which is very near her has find museums, lighthouses, and the town's famous promenade, which extends 2,400 feet along Chesapeake Bay from City Marina to the Concord Point Lighthouse.

    Please remember we are a volunteer supported organization that values fellowship and camaraderie while practicing good hike etiquette and Leave No Trace principles. Our hikes are led by generous, dedicated, and qualified MAHG members who volunteer as leaders for Mid-Atlantic Hiking Groups volunteer leadership team. Hikes also have a volunteer “sweeper” to help ensure that no hiker is left behind. MAHG volunteers and members are very supportive, encouraging, with a focus on safety while enjoying the excellent camaraderie and benefiting from the many health benefits of hiking and unplugging from the stress of day-to-day life. Sharing what we know and learning from each other is an important part of MAHGs core values, as is our dedication to the conservation of our natural resources and our commitment to the organization's mission. Mid-Atlantic Hiking Group is a volunteer supported tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization, and donations ARE tax deductibleTax ID: [masked].

    A Well-Mannered, Leashed Fido is Welcome on this Hike! 

    Let’s have fun out on the trails and see you there


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  • Michael H.
    Certified Hike Leader and Wilderness Medical First Responder, Co-Organizer,
    Event Host

    I am a proud member of the Mid-Atlantic Hiking Group leadership team.

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