DESCRIPTION: (Wear appropriate clothing & bring water! Below are some special instructions: what to bring, relative difficulties, interesting features, & carpooling directions.)
Depart from the parking lot at 99 Howard St, Elkton, MD 21921 (39.606634, -75.830181) for a shuttle hike. DRIVING DIRECTIONS: From the DE/MD state line, proceed west on US RT 40 for 2.4 mi. Turn right on MD RT 213 for 0.5 mi. Turn right onto Howard St for 0.1 mi. The parking lot entrance will be on your left. This is the northeast corner of Howard & Bow Streets. We will shuttle a few cars to the start at Rittenhouse Park, 224 W Chestnut Hill Rd, Newark, DE 19713 (39.653266, -75.756228) and hike back by the Newark and Elkton sections of the 193-mile Mason Dixon Trail. This hike will take us from the Christina Watershed (Christina Creek) to the Chesapeake Watershed (Big Elk Creek). Some of the trail is subject to wet or frozen areas, depending on the temperature and amount of rain. Expect some small stream crossings. It will be approximately 85% trail and 15% paved, with several local road crossings. Bring water and lunch.
WHERE: Rittenhouse City Park
EXACT COORDINATES: 39.653266, -75.756228
NEAREST ADDRESS: 224 W Chestnut Hill Rd Newark, DE
Rittenhouse City Park 224 W Chestnut Hill Rd Newark, DE
From the intersection of DE-896 and DE-4, head south on DE-896 for 0.2 mile. Then turn right onto W Chestnut Hill Rd and proceed 0.3 mile. The park entrance will be on your right. Continue to the end of the drive and park efficiently.
No future events at this location
ADMIN FINALIZE: ACTUAL MILEAGE: 10 PARTICIPANT COUNT: VOLUNTEER HOURS: EVENT CANCELLED: No