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Susquehanna State Park dayhike
|Event Location:||Susquehanna State Park, north of Havre de Grace, MD|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sat, Dec 5 2015 10:00 am|
|Registration Opens:||Fri, Nov 20 2015 3:52 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Fri, Dec 4 2015 3:52 pm|
|Event Duration:||4 Hours|
|Difficulty Rating:||D4: Moderate to Difficult|
|Event Organizer(s):||Dominic Frasca|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||20|
|Minimum Group Size:||3|
|Number Registered So Far:||4 / 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 www.midatlantichikes.com 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.
|How to Get There:|
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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Heavy/steady rain the day of will cancel. Light drizzle will not- I'll post by Friday evening whether we're stiall a go.