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Susquehanna State Park dayhike

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Susquehanna State Park, north of Havre de Grace, MD
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Sep 20 2014  10:00 am
Registration Opens: Thu, Aug 14 2014 1:12 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Sep 19 2014 1:12 pm
Event Duration:4 Hours 31 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Distance:9 Miles
Event Organizer(s):
Dominic Frasca
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:20
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 15 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


One of my favorites, following the Susquehanna River for the first mile and a half; rolling hills, and open pasture/ meadows.  Description from is as follows"  

Description: 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.). You’ll be able to view the river for this entire stretch. Then you’ll 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. Your starting and ending point is an operational Grist Mill that dates back to 1798. It is open, along with the Archer House and Jersey Toll House, is open on weekends starting in May through the end of September. 


Required Items to Bring:

boots. Parts of the hike- especially near the river tend to be boggy

Bug spray- see above

sun protection.  Portions of the hike are exposed


Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.


snacks for the trail

money for post hike lunch option in town

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

I-95North to exit 89, route 155.  Turn LEFT to go west on 155.  Proceed to route 161 (about 2 1/2 to 3 miles).  Turn RIGHT.  Proceed and turn RIGHT onto Rock Run Road. You will follow Rock Run Road to the River. (try saying that three times fast).  Follow Rock Run Road into the park., and follow signs towards "Historic area".  We'll park and meet at the old Grist Mill on the banks of the river.  

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Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our Cancellation Policy carefully!

Heavy/steady rain the day of will cancel. Light drizzle will not- I'll post by Friday evening whether we're stiall a go.