"Leave from historic Jerusalem Village and follow the floodplain of Little Gunpowder Falls before returning for a trip to the Jericho Covered Bridge. You can spend hours in historic Jerusalem Village alone, and the fact that some fantastic hiking opportunities lie all around offers a wonderful bonus.
The grist mill, now Gunpowder Falls State Park headquarters, was built in 1772 and continued operations until the last miller died in 1961. Employees of the Gun/Cooper Shop, behind the mill, produced walnut gunstocks for the Maryland militia during the Revolutionary War. Spread out from the mill, all within easy walking distance, stand the Tenant House, Lee Mansion, McCourtney’s Store, Spring House, “Dwelling,” and, of course, the Blacksmith Shop, also built in 1772, where the hike begins. Each historic building tells a fascinating story."