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  1. #1
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    Default where is the best trail riding in S Pa. or N. Md.?

    A friend of mine and I want to meet for some good trail riding in the southern part of Pa. or nearbye Maryland. We both love trails through the woods. Any ideas? Thanks.



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    Fair Hill

    http://www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclan...hillguide.html

    edited to add: Fair Hill is massive (over 5,000 acres) so if you don't know where you're going or have a good sense of direction make sure you stay on the trails. I've lived in this area all my life (minus the college years) and have gotten lost hiking for hours!

    It's $4 to park for out of state residents



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    Fair Hill absolutely!!! Such a terrific park with tons and tons of trails. Have fun!



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    Middle of state.
    Carroll county Md-
    Camp Hashawa-Westminster
    Morgan Run-Westminster
    CCEC [Carroll county equestrian cenrer] Mt Airy

    Baltimore county Md-
    Pretty Boy reservoir

    York county Pa-
    Codorous state park-Hanover

    Adams county Pa-
    Gettysburg battlfield-Gettysburg



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    On May 2nd we are having a scavenger trail ride to benefit the horse rescue in Chesapeake City- this is the only time this land is open to riders, and winds through the area, including Woodstock Farm (home of the great Kelso and others). This land was always off limits, but Lana Wright has graciously allowed us access - last year was the first year we did this and everyone had a great time.....



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    I'm partial to Valley Forge Park but that may not be southern enough for you. Spring is a great time to ride in the park and the mountain laurel on Mt. Joy and Mt. Misery is beautiful when it is in bloom.



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    Quote Originally Posted by BeverlyAStrauss View Post
    On May 2nd we are having a scavenger trail ride to benefit the horse rescue in Chesapeake City- this is the only time this land is open to riders, and winds through the area, including Woodstock Farm (home of the great Kelso and others). This land was always off limits, but Lana Wright has graciously allowed us access - last year was the first year we did this and everyone had a great time.....
    I went last year and had a blast (with the exception of the OMG you expect me to go down that!!) hill.

    I'd love to go again this year. I'll mention it at the barn and see if anyone else is planning on going.



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    great I will check into all of them, thanks very much



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    Gettysburg is a nice ride with lots of history (obviously). My husband works at Codorus and I'm sick of him coming home and telling me about how many trail riders he saw that day; it's making me jealous.
    *friend of bar.ka

    "Evidently, I am an unrepentant b*tch, possible trouble maker, and all around super villian"



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    South-Central PA- There is Gettysburg and Codorus that I ride at personally. Gettysburg is interesting if you have never been and they put in some all-weather footing this past fall on much of the trails. So, it's a good place to go after heavy rain/snow/whatever. Codorus is fun with hills and a nice lake (very nice for barefoot horses). There is Michaux State Forest that has different access spots all over that you can ride. Very wooded and the area I've ridden at has many trails to go on.

    Maryland- I haven't made it down to any of the maryland trails yet but three I've been suggested to try are Morgan Run, Little Bennet, and Woodstock. People really like Antietam also. There are trails at Catoctin Mountain Park also that apparently don't open up until next week.

    I know people also ride on rail trails around here that are a part of the rails to trails program.



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    Hands down Fair Hill.



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