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Grist Mill Family Tour

Intermediate

Trail

12.6 mile 20.3 kilometer loop
50% Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 407' 124 m
Descent: -407' -124 m
High: 331' 101 m
Low: 14' 4 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 1% (1°)
Max Grade: 19% (11°)

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Trail shared by Bob Oswald

A scenic ride with a mixture of rail trail, double, and singletrack next to the Susquehanna River.

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Family Friendly Doubletrack, rail trail, and easy singletrack. Some caution required on the Susquehanna Ridge Trail.

Overview

This ride features great scenery along the Susquehanna River bank. This is a family-friendly tour with easy side-by-side riding on the Lower Susquehanna Heritage Greenway Trail and smooth, flowing singletrack along the Lower Greenway Alternate Trail (aka Fisherman's Trail).

This route uses part of the Deer Creek Trail and cuts through the park campground to reach the Ivy Branch Trail and Susquehanna Ridge Trail. Parts of this segment are hilly and more technical, but worth the effort. An all around fun ride!

Description

You can go to the Conowingo Dam and back on the Lower Susquehanna Heritage Greenway Trail. Along the way, you'll have many views of the river and see many fishermen and possibly bald eagles. After that, you can split off onto the Lower Greenway Alternate Trail for some singletrack that can flow nicely and then climb up to the ridge and back down, which is a little more extreme.

History & Background

Visitors who love learning and discovering the history of the land will appreciate taking the tour of the operational 200-year-old Rock Run Grist Mill, as well as the Carter-Archer mansion.

Visitors can also tour the Jersey Toll House which was once a meeting spot for travelers crossing the covered bridge spanning the Susquehanna River. The remains of the Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal are visible here as it parallels the river from Havre de Grace to Wrightsville, Pennsylvania.

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Jul 1, 2019
Garland Travis
Sep 17, 2017
Megan Potter

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#35

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#2,950

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Top of the ridge
Dec 15, 2019 near Havre d…, MD
Bridge where Deer creek and the Susquehanna River meet.
Jan 23, 2016 near Havre d…, MD

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