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Dates: 11/18/2017 - 11/18/2017
City / State: Darlington, MD, MD
Event Name: Walking with the Bald Eagles
Event Type: Walk
Event ID: 107697 
Distance - Trail Ratings: 5k/10k - 1B
Description: The walk is along the old Philadelphia Electric Rail Trail along the Susquehanna River. The railroad operated in the 1920s from Havre de Grace to the Conowingo Dam site. The area below the dam is excellent for bird watching. At least 170 species of birds have been observed and recorded at the dam including large groups of great blue herons and bald eagles.
Amenities: Strollers: medium | Wheelchairs: medium | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
Special Programs: Boardwalks, Honoring Our Flag, Lakes and Reservoirs
Start Times: 8 AM to 12 PM. Complete the walk by 3 PM.
Location: Fishing Pavilion at Conowingo Dam, Shures Landing Rd., Darlington, MD 21034
Start Point / Driving Directions: Take Exit 77 from I-95 and follow MD Rte 24 north toward Bel Air. It transitions into US Rte 1 about 7 miles from I-95. At just over 21 miles from I-95, before crossing the Susquehanna River, turn right off US Rte 1 onto Shuresville Rd. After less than 1 mile, turn left onto Shures Landing. Follow this road to its end and park at the north end of the parking lot (about 1 mile from Shuresville Road).
Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
Comments: Exelon has informed me that everyone must park in the shuttle parking lot tomorrow, and take the bus from the shuttle lot to the Exelon parking lots at the base of the hill at the dam site.
The shuttle service will operate from 7 am to 3 pm. It will start from the parking lot on Shuresville Road, on the right after you make the turn from US Rte 1. It's about a 10 minute bus ride, and then about a 10 minute walk from the bus drop - off point to the start point at the fishing pavilion.
I've sent this to those who have expressed interest in the tour, and to tomorrow's volunteers. Please pass the information about the parking situation to any others who may need to know. Thanks.
Host Club: Baltimore Walking Club
Contact: James Farley (410) 638-7043
Website: www.baltimorewalkingclub.com
E-Mail Contact: james.farley@comcast.net