DESCRIPTION: (Wear appropriate clothing & bring water! Below are some special instructions: what to bring, relative difficulties, interesting features, & carpooling directions.)
Parking LOT #2. This 6-mile hike will start at 10 am. Follow signs in Fair Hill for covered bridge. Parking lot is at intersection of Tawes Drive, Black Bridge Road and Old Union School Road (near the Nature Center). Big Elk Creek views, hidden eagles nest, rolling trails with some steep hills, rocky and possibly mud in parts. Bring water and snack. Parking fee in effect.
WHERE: Fair Hill State Natural Resources Area – P2 (Covered Bridge)
Fair Hill State Natural Resources Area – P2 (Covered Bridge) 630 Tawes Drive Elkton, MD
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 and proceed 1.2 mi. Turn left onto Black Bridge Rd & continue across the Appleton North parking lot. Proceed 1.1 mi. to the tee in the road. (The lot closest to the covered bridge has only 10 spaces, with 4 assigned for handicapped.) Pass this lot and turn right at the tee. Turn away from the covered bridge and continue about 0.1 mile up Tawes Road. The parking lot is on your right, across from the Nature Center. The section nearest the Nature Center is reserved for Nature Center users. Please park in the furthest back lot.