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    • Havre de Grace, Maryland

      Hike the Susquehanna Ridge Trail at Susquehanna State Park

      6 mi
      What is it with Harford County and its slew of awesome parks? Nestled in the Northeast corner of Maryland, between the Chesapeake Bay and the river it takes its name from, Susquehanna State Park is gorgeous. A couple miles and a world away from I-95, SSP is expansive and lush. There are 15 miles ...
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    • North East, Maryland

      Hike the White Banks Trail at Elk Neck SP

      5.0
      6 mi
      Most people visit Elk Neck to photograph the lighthouse, or access to the Bay (the throttle of speed boats is never far), but don't miss out on the trails. The three mile out-and-back White Banks Trail offers crazy-beautiful views of the Chesapeake as well as a moderately difficult workout. Park ...
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    • North East, Maryland

      Hike to the Turkey Point Lighthouse in Elk Neck SP

      3.0
      1.6 mi / 60 ft gain
      This hike begins from the parking lot trailhead that is well-marked.  Be cautious - parking is limited and may be full on weekends, and the paved road suddenly ends at the parking lot entrance.  The path is crushed stone, wide, and relatively flat.  Dogs are welcome but must be on leashes.  On th...
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    • North East, Maryland

      Hike the Elk Neck State Forest Trails

      3.5
      6.6 mi / 450 ft gain
      Park in the lot (see map) and follow signage for the loop trail. This is not a highly trafficked trail so there may be sections that need some maintenance, but that won't get in the way of completing the hike. 
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    • Bel Air, Maryland

      Hike the Deer Creek Trail

      5.0
      2 mi
      Because Palmer State Park is still under development (with no timeline given for its completion), there are only a few trails that meander through this 555-acre reserve. Palmer's official website offers a not-so-helpful topographical map, but the easiest way into the park that I could find was ne...
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    • Kingsville, Maryland

      Hike the Jerusalem Village Trail & Jericho Covered Bridge Trail

      4.3 mi / 341 ft gain
      This is a moderately rated hike that features a river and quite a few hilly sections. The trail is known to be rather muddy, so be sure to wear appropriate waterproof footwear. Note that some sections of the trail are not well marked. You may want to review a map before embarking. There is park...
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    • Street, Maryland

      Hike the White Trail

      5.0
      3.4 mi / 643 ft gain
      Park in the lot off of  St. Clair Bridge Rd to access the trail.  Be aware that some parts of the trail are rocky and/or steep. This trail is dog friendly and is accessible from October through November. 
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    • Bear, Delaware

      Hike the Swamp Forest Trail

      6.75 mi / 144 ft gain
      Especially scenic in the fall, this well maintained trail loops around a small pond. It is an easy walk (or bike ride) that has a good chance of numerous wildlife sightings.
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    • Bear, Delaware

      Camp at Lums Pond State Park

      5.0
      Lums Pond State Park offers endless adventures while you camp in the newly renovated campground. Explore the pond via kayak, hike through more than 12 miles of trails, fish from the water’s edge, take your dog to enjoy the off-leash dog park, or try the Go Ape Treetop Adventure Course.   The camp...
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    • Pylesville, Maryland

      Hike to Kilgore Falls

      3.8
      1.2 mi
      This 1.2 mile roundtrip hike leads to the second tallest waterfall in the state of Maryland. It is a short hike that's great for families and bringing the dog. In the warmer months, you can swim in the pool at the base of the waterfall. People have cliff jumped here, but exercise caution and do s...
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    • Baltimore, Maryland

      Paddle Dundee Creek

      1.5 mi
      Follow the main entrance road down and to the right of the nature center to a turn around loop, where a car can be temporarily parked to unload/load boats onto the pier. You can launch canoes and kayaks on the end of the pier which goes directly out to Dundee Creek. From the launch site, paddlers...
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    • Baltimore, Maryland

      Hike Marshy Point Nature Center

      5 mi
      Marshy Point Nature Center is 25 minutes northeast of Baltimore in Middle River, Maryland. Convenient from I-95 with lots of parking and miles of interconnected trails, it's a perfect spot for a quick hike or an all-day excursion.  The trails are mostly within the 1-2 mile range, but you can comb...
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    • Newark, Delaware

      Hike the PennDel Trail at White Clay Creek SP

      5.0
      1.9 mi / 0 ft gain
      White Clay Creek State Park is a large expanse of beautiful woods and streams with over 37 miles of trails. The PennDel Trail follows White Clay Creek and winds through the hardwood forests.  The PennDel Trail actually begins at the Pennsylvania state line, but the easiest way to access the trail...
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    • Airville, Pennsylvania

      Hike the Mason-Dixon Trail to Peavine Island

      2 mi
      The Mason-Dixon Trail is a 200-mile trail that begins and ends in Pennsylvania, passing through Maryland and Delaware along the way. The trail connects the AT to the Brandywine Trail and spends considerable time adjacent to the wide and wondrous Susquehanna River. One of the Mason-Dixon trail's m...
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    • Airville, Pennsylvania

      Explore Mill Creek Falls

      It's not too hard to find the Mill Creek Falls; you can see it from the parking lot. This is an ideal spot if you just need a quick fix of something beautiful.  From the road, follow the blue blazes of the Mason-Dixon Trail up the hill. After you admire and photograph the falls, consider hiking t...
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    • Newark, Delaware

      Hike White Clay Creek Preserve Loop Trail

      11.5 mi / 856 ft gain
      This trail runs through a wooded area and is great for all skill levels. It is mostly used for walking, hiking, running, and mountain biking. Though the entire loop itself is quite lengthy, there are connecting trails that you can embark on to add to or shorten your trip. The trails are well main...
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    Camping and Lodging in Havre de Grace

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    Guides, Insights and Stories from Havre de Grace

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