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Gunpowder Falls State Park
Gunpowder Falls State Park, which encompasses nearly 18,000 noncontiguous acres in Harford and Baltimore counties, was established to protect the stream valleys of the Big and Little Gunpowder Falls and the Gunpowder River, which begins at Days Cove where the Big and Little Gunpowders converge.
There are more than 100 miles of trails, including the 21-mile Northern Central Railroad (NCR) Trail, now known as the Torrey C. Brown Rail Trail, named in honor of the third Maryland Department of Natural Resources Secretary. The park features trout fishing opportunities, as well as other freshwater and tidal fishing areas.
Gunpowder Falls State Park areas include the Hereford Area, along York Road in Parkton in Baltimore County; the NCR/Torrey C. Brown Trail, which extends from Ashland to the Pennsylvania line; the Central Area, which extends from Baldwin to Days Cove along both river valleys and includes the historic village of Jerusalem Mill; the Hammerman Area, which is in Chase near the intersection of Eastern Avenue and Grace Quarters Road, and offers a swimming beach on the Gunpowder River; and Dundee Creek Marina, also located in Chase, which offers boat launching, rowboat rental, fuel and a marina store.
Rocks State Park
Rocks has 855 acres of dense forests and massive boulders rising above Deer Creek. The King and Queen Seat, once a ceremonial gathering place of the Susquehannock Indians, is a natural 190-foot rock outcrop. This well-known cliff, reached by scenic trails, offers a view of the rolling hills and farmland of Harford County. Also preserved on park property are many structural remains from the days when the Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad wound its way through Rocks, helping the farms and quarries of Northern Harford County to prosper.
Deer Creek is popular for fishing and tubing. Secluded glens along its shores are great for picnicing and relaxation.
Susquehanna State Park
Situated along the western bank of the Susquehanna River between Conowingo Dam and Havre de Grace, Susquehanna State Park offers a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities as well as points of historical significance. The park is home to some of the most popular mountain biking trails in Maryland and the river beckons anglers and boaters. Susquehanna State Park also contains a very family-friendly campground with traditional campsites and cabins. History buffs will be drawn to the restored Rock Run Historic Area with its working grist mill, the Archer Mansion, Jersey Toll House and the remains of the Susquehanna Tidewater Canal.
Park information was compiled from Harford County Government and Maryland Department of Natural Resources sources.
Home of the McDonald’s LPGA Championship at Bulle Rock, Harford County is also Maryland’s premier golf destination and offers championship courses designed by two of the game’s most renowned architects, Pete Dye and Tom Doak.