Susquehanna State Park (Maryland)

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Coordinates: 39°36′42″N 76°8′36″W / 39.61167°N 76.14333°W / 39.61167; -76.14333
Susquehanna State Park
Maryland State Park
Susquehanna State Park Maryland Waterfall 3264px.jpg
A waterfall in Susquehanna State Park
Country United States
State Maryland
Counties Cecil, Harford
Elevation 213 ft (65 m) [1]
Coordinates 39°36′42″N 76°8′36″W / 39.61167°N 76.14333°W / 39.61167; -76.14333 [1]
Area 2,753 acres (1,114 ha) [2]
Established Unspecified
Management Maryland Department of Natural Resources
IUCN category V - Protected Landscape/Seascape
Location in Maryland
Website: Susquehanna State Park

Susquehanna State Park is a Maryland state park on the lower Susquehanna River north of Havre de Grace. The main park area is on the west bank of the river, but it also manages land on the river islands and east bank.

The park includes the Rock Run Historical Area, which consists of the Rock Run Grist Mill, the restored Jersey Toll House where fees were collected for the historic Port Deposit Bridge, remnants of the Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal, and the 1804 Rock Run Mansion, once the home of mill owner, John Archer.[3][4] The park also hosts the privately run Steppingstone Museum, "which preserves and demonstrates the rural arts and crafts of the 1880-1920 period."

Activities and amenities[edit]

The park offers boating and fishing on the Susquehanna, two camper loops totaling 69 campsites, and a picnic area. The park's 15 miles (24 km) of trails are used for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. Trails include the Susquehanna Ridge Trail (3 miles (4.8 km)), which offers views of the river valley, the Land of Promise (1.6 miles (2.6 km)), the Farm Road Trail (2 miles (3.2 km)), and three more named trails in addition to various marked spur trails.[3]

Besides six trails within the park, the Lower Susquehanna Greenways Trail starts at the park and runs north along the river to the Conowingo Dam. It is co-located with the Mason-Dixon Trail.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Susquehanna State Park (Maryland)
  2. ^ "FY2013 DNR Owned Lands Acreage Report". Maryland DNR. Retrieved November 26, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Susquehanna State Park". Maryland DNR. Retrieved November 26, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Susquehanna State Park". Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network. Retrieved November 26, 2013. 

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