DESCRIPTION: (Wear appropriate clothing & bring water! Below are some special instructions: what to bring, relative difficulties, interesting features, & carpooling directions.)
Please join us for a fast paced hike on a new trail to the old Covered Bridge Parking lot then the Orange trail and another loop and back. Lots of shade, along with the usual rocks and roots. Perhaps some lingering sprinkles from the Monday into Tuesday tropiical storm.
Bring water, snack, mask, hand sanitizer, as Covid-19 precautions are in effect. Contact the leader to reserve your space.
WHERE: Fair Hill Natural Resources Area – P2 (Covered Bridge)
Fair Hill Natural Resources Area – P2 (Covered Bridge) 630 Tawes Drive Elkton, MD
See Location Notes field for updated driving directions (7/28/2020).From the DE/MD state line, take MD-273 west for 1.4 mi. At the traffic circle, take the 1st exit onto Appleton Rd north for 1.2 mi. Turn left onto Black Bridge Rd & continue across the Appleton North parking lot & proceed 1.0 mi. At the covered bridge, turn right on Tawes Drive for about 1/4 mile, parking is across from the Nature Center.
Update 7/28/2020: We see that the access from Black Bridge Road (P3) is closed periodically. So we recommend going in
from 273 from near the race track. From Newark, take 273 West into Maryland. At the first traffic circle go straight through.
There is a traffic light for construction at Big Elk Creek. Continue on 273 W. As you approach the Fair Hill Race Track,
Go under Ranger Skinner Road and take the first left on Kennel Drive, Take the next two lefts on Ranger Skinner Drive over 273.
Ranger Skinner becomes Training Center Drive. Continue to right on Tawes Drive. Parking is about a mile on the left across from the Fair Hill Nature Center. There is a new trail to the covered bridge.