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2011 Guide to Harford - Recreation & Parks

Fun Places In Harford County to Visit

By Jennifer K. Dansicker

11:15 AM EDT, June 21, 2011

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People in Harford County have access to thousands of acres of state and local parklands, with attractions ranging from sliding boards, to the lower end of the longest U.S. river east of the Mississippi.

Trails and Walkways
Aberdeen Festival Park
Howard & Franklin Streets, Aberdeen

Anita C. Leight Park
700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon

Bynum Run Pond
715 Churchville Road, Bel Air

Cedar Lane Regional Park
1100 Cedar Lane, Bel Air

Eden Mill Park_& Nature Center
1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville

Forest Hill Recreation Complex
21 Rock Spring Church Road, Forest Hill

Havre de Grace Promenade
Yacht Basin to Lafayette Street, Havre de Grace

Heavenly Waters
702 N. Tollgate Road, Bel Air

Lake Serene at Edgewater Village Park
Brookside Drive, Edgewater Village, Edgewood

Liriodendron
502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air

Ma & Pa Heritage Corridor - Bel Air

Smith Lane to Williams Street, Bel Air

Ma & Pa Heritage Corridor - Forest Hill

Melrose Lane to Friends Park, Forest Hill

Mariner Point Park
100 Kearney Drive, Joppatowne

Robert Copenhaver Park
664 Trimble Road, Joppatowne

Rockfield Park
501 Churchville Road, Bel Air

Scarboro Hills Equestrian Trail- Swan Harbor Farm
401 Oakington Road, Havre de Grace

County Parks
A.B. Demarco Memorial Park
Aberdeen Throughway, Aberdeen

Aberdeen Family Swim Center
Old Robin Hood Road, Aberdeen

Aberdeen Festival Park
Howard & Franklin Streets, Aberdeen

Alfred B. Hilton Park
4125 Gravel Hill Road, Havre de Grace

Alice & William Longley Park
620 Long Bar Harbor & Longley Roads, Edgewood

Alice Anne Park
Alice Anne Street, Bel Air

Anita C. Leight Estuary Center
700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon

Annie’s Playground
864 Smith Lane, Fallston

Aquila Scott Park
Route 22, Bel Air

Barksdale Park
Barksdale Road, Joppa

Battery Village / Bradford Green
Village Drive, Havre de Grace

Belcamp Park
1119 Belcamp Garth, Belcamp

Blake’s Venture Park
1514 Melrose Lane, Forest Hill

Box Hill South Recreation Park
333 Windy Laurel Drive, Abingdon

Broad Creek Public Landing
Flintville & Paddrick Roads, Dublin

Bynum Run Conservation Area
Patterson Mill Road, Bel Air

Cedar Lane Regional Park
1100 Cedar Lane, Bel Air

Chell Road Park
203 Chell Road, Fallston

Churchville Recreation Complex
111 Glenville Road, Churchville

David Craig Park
St. John Street, Havre de Grace

Dr. James B. Rutledge Memorial Park
3969 Norrisville Road, Norrisville

Dublin Dell
Route 136 west of Route 440, Dublin

Eden Mill Nature Center & Park
1617 Eden Mill Road, Jarrettsville

Edgeley Grove Farm
864 Smith Lane, Fallston

Edgewater Village Park
Edgewater Village, Edgewood

Edgewood Recreation and_Community Center
1980 Brookside Drive, Edgewood

Edgewood Recreation Park
1702 Trimble Road, Edgewood

Eleanor & Millard Tydings Park
900 Tydings Lane, Havre de Grace

Emma Rockey Park
4030 Conowingo Road, Dublin

Emmorton Recreation and Tennis Center
2213 Old Emmorton Road, Bel Air

Equestrian Center
608 N. Tollgate Road, Bel Air

Fallston Recreation Complex
1809 Fallston Road, Fallston

Flying Point Park
511 Kennard Avenue, Edgewood

Forest Hill Recreation Complex
21 Rock Spring Church Road, Forest Hill

Forest Hill/Hickory Activities Center
2213 Commerce Road, Forest Hill

Francis Silver Park
2124 Shuresville Road, Darlington

Frank J. Hutchins Memorial Park
Congress Street & Susquehanna River, Havre de Grace

Friends Park
35 E. Jarrettsville Road, Forest Hill

Harford County Community Services Building
Howard & Franklin Streets, Aberdeen

Havre de Grace Activity Center
351 Lewis Lane, Havre de Grace

Hickory Park
2310 Ady Road, Hickory

Highland Park
707 Highland Road, Street

Hollywoods Park
Holly Oak Circle, Aberdeen

Homestead Park
MacPhail Road, Bel Air

Jarrettsville-Fox Meadows Complex
3653 Fallston Road, Jarrettsville

Jean S. Roberts Memorial Park
Ostego & Water Streets,_Havre de Grace

Kelly Fields
502 Boulton Street, Bel Air

Line Bridge Landing
Line Bridge Road off Route 623, Whiteford

Liriodendron
502 West Gordon Street, Bel Air

Lyn Stacie Getz Creative Playground
301 West Ring Factory Road, Bel Air

Ma & Pa Dog Park
703 N. Tollgate Road, Bel Air

Ma & Pa Heritage Corridor - Bel Air
864 Smith Lane to Williams Street

Ma & Pa Heritage Corridor - Forest Hill
326 Bynum Road to 35 E. Jarrettsville Road

Major’s Choice Park
Shamrock Road, Bel Air

Mariner Point Park
100 Kearney Drive, Joppatowne

McLhinney Park
Conesto & Adams Streets, Havre de Grace

Mountain Road Park
2301 Singer Road, Abingdon

Mullins Park
Old Post Road, Aberdeen

Norrisville Recreation Complex
5310 Norrisville Road, Norrisville

North Deen Park
Center Deen Avenue, Aberdeen

Oak Ridge Park
Broadway, Bel Air

Old Fields Park
Moores Mill Road, Bel Air

Otter Point Landing
600 Otter Point Road, Abingdon

Parker Conservation Area
Jolly Acres Road_off Route 23, Norrisville

Perryman Park
Ford’s Lane, Perryman

Plater Street Park
Plater Street, Aberdeen

Prospect Mill Park
2110 Mark Street, Bel Air

Reckord Road Park
800 Mountain Road, Fallston

Robert Copenhaver Park
664 Trimble Road, Joppa

Rockfield Park
Route 22, Bel Air

Scarboro Hills Disc Golf Course
3130 Sandy Hook Road, Street

Scarboro Park
Scarboro Road, Street

Schucks Road Regional_Sports Complex
301 Schucks Road, Campus Hills

Shamrock Park
Lee Way & Hickory Avenues, Bel Air

Soma Property
1222 Belair Road, Fallston

Somerset Manor
Near Ohio Street, Havre de Grace

Swan Harbor Farm
401 Oakington Road,_Havre de Grace

Swan Meadows
East Bel Air Avenue & Ryland Drive, Aberdeen

Todd Field
Seneca Avenue, Havre de Grace

Tollgate Park
704 North Tollgate Road, Bel Air

Tydings Park & Promenade
Commerce Street, Havre de Grace

Victory Street Park
Victory Street, Aberdeen

Wade R. Tucker II Memorial Fields
630 East-West Highway, Hickory

William N. McFaul Activities Center
525 W. MacPhail Road, Bel Air

Willoughby Beach Public Landing
Willoughby Beach Road, Edgewood

Woodbridge Park
1219 Clover Valley Way, Edgewood

STATE PARKS
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.

Public Courses
Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG)_Exton Golf Course
APG Ruggles Golf Course
5600 Block Maryland Boulevard
APG, MD 21005
410-278-4794
apgmwr.com/recreation/golf/

Bulle Rock Golf Course
320 Blenheim Lane
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
410-939-8887
bullerock.com

Geneva Farm Golf Course
217 Davis Road
Street, MD 21154
410-452-8800
genevafarmgolf.com

Mountain Branch Golf Club
1827 Mountain Road
Joppa, MD 21085
410-836-9600
mountainbranch.com

Private Course
Maryland Golf & Country Club
1335 E. McPhail Road
Bel Air, MD 21014
410-838-2934
marylandgcc.org