Susquehanna State Park, Havre de Grace

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Susquehanna State Park is a publicly owned recreation area located on the banks of the lower Susquehanna River north of the city of Havre de Grace, Maryland. The state park's main area is on the west bank of the river; the park also manages land on the river islands and east bank. The park offers fishing, boating, camping, and of trails for hiking and equestrian use. It is managed by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.FeaturesThe park's Rock Run Historical Area consists of the Rock Run Grist Mill, the 1804 Carter-Archer Mansion which was once the home of mill owner John Archer, remnants of the Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal, and the restored Jersey Toll House where fees were collected for the historic Port Deposit Bridge. The privately run Steppingstone Museum, which preserves and demonstrates Harford County's rural arts and crafts of the 1880-1920 period, is located on the park grounds.Activities and amenitiesThe park offers boating and fishing on the Susquehanna, two camper loops totaling 69 campsites, and a picnic area. The park's of trails are used for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. Trails include the Susquehanna Ridge Trail, which offers views of the river valley, the Land of Promise, the Farm Road Trail, and three more named trails in addition to various marked spur trails. The Lower Susquehanna Greenways Trail, which is co-located with the Mason-Dixon Trail, starts at the park and runs north along the river to the Conowingo Dam.
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  • Nice place for a hike in the woods! There are a lot of neat hikes! The view is so beautiful! Any time of year to this State Park!  more »
  • If you are a nature lover this spot is for you. Whether it's fishing or birdwatching! I enjoyed talking to the very friendly and talented photographers out there and they even took pictures of me and ...  more »
  • This park is a quaint place with some uniqueness. The camp ground offers several options from a non electric tent site to RV and mini cabins with A.C. We really like the option to go tubing and spent ...  more »
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  • This park has amazing overlooks over the river and some great hiking trails from challenging to beginners level. Great spot to see bald eagles. My church has had their picnic here for the past 20 years and no one has ever been bored. The kids have great spots to play and run around while still being within sight distance. It really is a great park for the whole family.
  • I love this park. It's not the biggest. But there's tons of trails and there's the mill where you can buy fresh corn meal.
  • One of our favorites to hike and camp. I don't know what to say about the beauty of this place. If you come here, it will amaze you and take your breath away. Every single inch of this place is gorgeous. You won't think you are awake. Take a camera and a back up battery.
  • One of the best states parks I have been too...lobe going to all of the state parka ! The waterfall here is absolutely beautiful and breathtaking I go a few times during the summer every year! If you want a good Park and definitely go here it is highly recommended
  • If you are a nature lover this spot is for you. Whether it's fishing or birdwatching! I enjoyed talking to the very friendly and talented photographers out there and they even took pictures of me and my friend, son and Foxy! Check out Willspics to see what type of quality wildlife there is right here on the bueatiful Susquehanna River. I used to live in the quaint little town across the river of Port Deposit as I am quite familiar. While there I saw at least 30 eagles along with the immature ones playing on the tree branches. No.. they are just called that because their heads are dark until they reach the mature age of 5 years old and then the head feathers turn white. It's also a pretty drive no matter what area you are coming from. Enjoy the great outdoors!
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