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Susquehanna State Park, Havre de Grace

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State Park · Nature / Park
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.
The 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.
The 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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  • We visited Susquehanna State Park to walk along the water and visit the historic sites in the Rock Run area. There is a pamphlet on the internet with information about the historical sites and there.....  more »
  • It’s a few miles off of 95 south so it’s extremely easy to get to. It’s also located a couple miles from the scenic town of Havre de Grace which offers delicious seafood and wonderful local ice...  more »
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  • Absolutely incredible park with perfect views of the Susquehanna river! Plenty of trails to keep you entertained (lost) and it also has some historic sites. I will definitely tolerate the hour and half drive up just to explore more. Highly recommend!
  • This park seems to have a little of everything. Historical things in the grist mill. Places to go fishing. Trails for walking, mountain biking, even horses. Different difficulty trails. The main trails are well marked, and I went on one of the "unmaintained" trails, and even that was still in fair shape. Lots of woods. A campground. A nice public area for gathering together. Just an all around well set up place to go visit. One of the more pleasant surprises was how clean the place was, especially for how busy it gets. Also, for being pretty busy, it is large enough not to feel crowded.

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