Susquehanna State Park River Trails

Darlington, Maryland

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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 at Havre de Grace, Maryland, pouring 19 million gallons of fresh water into the bay every minute.
60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Baltimore

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60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Baltimore

by Evan Balkan (Menasha Ridge Press)

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 at Havre de Grace, Maryland, pouring 19 million gallons of fresh water into the bay every minute.

©  Evan Balkan/Menasha Ridge Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Darlington
Distance: 7.5
Elevation Gain: 100 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 2.5–3 hours
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: Susquehanna State Park
Local Maps: USGS Conowingo Dam, Aberdeen
Driving Directions: Directions to Susquehanna State Park: River Trails

Recent Trail Reviews

2/21/2009
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We started our hike at about the halfway mark (at the bridge over the creek on Craig's Corner Road) and headed north to the dam. This is less of a hike and more of a (long) walk (about two miles each way). You walk on an old railroad bed with little elevation. The entire walk hugs the Susquehanna River which is pretty and great is you're a bird watcher. Gets a little boring after a while.



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