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Dates: 11/3/2018 - 11/3/2018
City / State: Darlington, MD, MD
Event Name: Conowingo Dam
Event Type: Walk
Event ID: 110923 
Distance - Trail Ratings: 5K/10K - 1B
Description: The walk is along the old Philadelphia Electric Rail trail beside the Susquehanna River. This railroad operated in the 1920s from Havre de Grace to the Conowingo dam site.
Amenities: Strollers: hard | Wheelchairs: NO | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
Special Programs: Boardwalks, Bridges - Spanning the USA, Treasure Hunt - A way to walk our precious trails
Start Times: 8 AM to 12 PM. Complete the walk by 3 PM.
Location: Fishing Pavilion, Conowingo Dam
Start Point / Driving Directions: Fishing Pavilion, Shures Landing Road, Darlington, MD 21034. Take Exit 77 toward Bel Air from I-95 and follow MD Rte 24 north. Rte 24 transitions into US Rte 1 about 7 miles north of I-95. At just over 21 miles from I-95, before crossing the Susquehanna River, turn right onto Shuresville Rd. After less than 1 mile *, turn left onto Shures Landing Rd. Follow this road to its end. Fishing pavilion is at north end of parking lot. * Note: If shuttle bus service is available from parking lot on Shuresville Rd., it is highly recommended that it is utilized. Park vehicles in the parking lot along Shuresville Rd. and use the bus!
Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
Comments: 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.
Host Club: Baltimore Walking Club
Contact: James B Farley (410) 638-7043
Website: www.baltimorewalkingclub.com
E-Mail Contact: james.farley@comcast.net