Fair Hill Natural Resources Management Area, August 17, 2013 — Saturday evening we attending the “Howl Prowl” at the Fair Hill NRMA. As part of the 250th anniversary of the Mason Dixon Line, the park sponsored the over 3-mile hike, examining the history of the boundary and the natural terrain on the border of Pennsylvania and Maryland.
Accompanied by a crowd of people and dogs, the walk got underway at 6:30 p.m. Saturday evening as Ranger JoAnn Kricker and the park naturalist took us on an informative and enjoyable walk. Through the deep woods, up and down steep hills and rocky inclines, and over small streams we went, while learning about history and nature here on the state line. Along the way we visited original markers, while pausing here and there to consider the natural landscape and how that affected the work of surveying the line.
By the time we returned to our starting point, walking past the old Center Schoolhouse, dusk was setting on Cecil County on this comfortable evening for strolling in mid-August. It was an enjoyable and informative walk. Thank you Fair Hill NRMA and staff for a delightful program.