April 7, 2016

Big Elk Creek

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The WooFDriver on November 2, 2012 took the WooFPAK to the Fair Hill NRMA trails. This park is 5,656 acres and was one of the largest private land holdings in the East. Formerly owned by William DuPont, Jr., it was purchased by the state in 1975. The Foxcatcher Farm Covered Bridge received the State’s Historic Civil Engineering Landmark Award in 1994. This bridge is one of only two covered bridges in Cecil County, Maryland and goes over Big Elk Creek.

Big Elk Creek joins Little Elk Creek to make Elk River which then flows into the Chesapeake Bay. Elk River is about 15 miles long and the most northeastern extension of the Chesapeake Bay estuary. It is here where boats enter the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal which was built in the 19th century.

Wikipedia’s Webpage to learn more about Elk River

Here is some video footage from the trails!

Check out the photo album from the adventure!
WooFDriver On Tour - Fair Hill NRMA Md 11.02.2012

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