Top Adventures in Conestoga

  • Climb at Safe Harbor

    Directions: Drive to Safe Harbor. From Safe Harbor, take River Road south to Green Hill Road--this road is very windy. Drive towards Shenk's Ferry Wildflower Preserve. When you reach the tunnel, park on either side of the tunnel. There isn't too m...

  • 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 ...

  • Hike the Mason-Dixon Trail to Peavine Island

    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 S...

    2 miles

  • Climb At Chickies Rock

    From parking at the fairly new lot on Furnace Road, head down river on the walking trail about a half mile to an obvious large face next to the train tracks. From here you choose from a variety of routes including some two pitch routes like Witche...

  • Hike to Kilgore Falls

    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 hav...

    1.2 miles

  • Hike the White Trail

    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. 

    3.4 miles 643 ft gain

  • Hike the Deer Creek Trail

    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 ...

    2 miles

  • Hike the Susquehanna Ridge Trail at Susquehanna State Park

    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-...

    6 miles

  • Hike the Gunpowder Falls North and South Loop Trail

    Park in the lot on Bunker Hill Road and then continue a short ways to the trailhead (see map). There are no bridges for crossing the water so be prepared to pick your way across. 

    13.3 miles 1180 ft gain

  • Bike or Run the NCRR (Northern County Railroad) Trail

    Park in the lot by White Hall post office and head onto the trail. Dog friendly, great for families, and not heavily used. Makes for a serene experience. 

    18.5 miles 330 ft gain

  • Hike Hemlock Gorge

    This is one of Baltimore's little known gems. The area contains an ecosystem which is essentially non-existent outside of the Appalachian mountain regions. It has also been seemingly under-appreciated and abused by locals. I am trusting that the O...

    3.5 miles 300 ft gain

  • Photograph Prettyboy Dam

    Make sure you park in the designated spots located above the Dam. Walk across the Dam road bridge and about mid way stop and take a look over the edge. You will be greeted with the a beautiful view of the valley. To explore more keep walking ove...

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