If you’ve ever been to the historic city of Havre de Grace, Maryland, then you already know it is one of Harford County’s best kept secrets for scenic views. Perfectly nestled at the mouth of the Susquehanna River and the top of the Chesapeake Bay, it’s no surprise that this waterfront town is a common destination.
And if the museums, food, and murals of this Arts & Entertainment district weren’t enough, Havre de Grace also boasts some pretty frequented (and well worth the trip) trails, with some unforgettable views!
Here are just a few of the enjoyable trails Havre de Grace has to offer!
North Park Loop & Joe K Trail
The North Park Loop and connecting Joe K Trail are a local favorite. This easy to walk trail is approximately 1.5 miles long and is located in the northernmost part of Havre de Grace Limits.
Travelers will enjoy strolling the waterfront path by the historic Lock House museum, plus scenic views of some of the bridges spanning the picturesque Susquehanna River.
In addition to the North Park Loop Trail System in Havre de Grace, the Joe K. Trail is also part of two other trail systems: the Lower Susquehanna Heritage Greenway and the Mason Dixon Trail System.
Swan Harbor Farm Loop Trail
A lesser known trail in Havre de Grace is located near Swan Harbor Farm, which is located just south of downtown Havre de Grace. This mostly wooded trail does have two sections of trail that border the Chesapeake Bay and also crosses a small creek, which add to the trail’s aesthetic factor.
The Swan Harbor Farm Loop Trail is just under 4 miles in length, but is mostly flat which makes for easy hiking. It also has four distinct loops, which allows hikers to easily do a portion of the trail at a time. The entire trail takes about 1.25 hours to walk.
There are also plans in the works to expand this trail so that it can be accessed from downtown Havre de Grace!
Susquehanna Ridge Short Loop Trail
For a slightly more challenging trail, venture over to Susquehanna State Park to find this popular birding, hiking and horseback riding trail. Just over 2 miles long, this wooded trail loop takes hikers on portions of Deer Run Trail, Susquehanna Ridge Trail and Farm Ridge Trail.
Visitors can access this trail from the Deer Creek Picnic area within the park. Due to the steeper terrain, this trail can take about 50 minutes to complete, but the scenery is well worth it! There are also several other longer trails located within the park.
Exploring More Scenic and Hiking Trails in Havre de Grace
Adventurists will not run out of trails to explore in Havre de Grace! If you’re looking for more places to explore, stop by the Visitor’s Center to find maps and brochures.