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Maryland
Upper Eastern Shore Region
Fair Hill State Natural Resources Management Area
FAIR HILL STATE NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT AREA
FAIR HILL STATE NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT AREA
300 Tawes Drive
Elkton, Maryland   21921
Fair Hill is a 5,613 acre Natural Resources Management Area, where multiple management practices are employed for the maximum use and protection of Maryland's natural resources. Bordered by Pennsylvania to the north and less than one half mile west of Delaware, Fair Hill is known for its pristine fields, woodlands and natural beauty.

At one time one of the largest private land holdings in the East, Fair Hill was formerly owned by William duPont, Jr., an avid equestrian who acquired the farmland as a means to enjoying riding as well as fox chasing. Fair Hill was purchased by the state in 1975 from Mr. duPont's estate.

Fair Hill's attractions include the turf course, where steeplechase, timber course and flat races are held Memorial Day weekend with pari-mutuel wagering. A pavilion is situated near the historic, rustic covered bridge where visitors frequently stop for picnic lunches. The fairgrounds host the annual Cecil County Fair where some 80,000 visitors attend the weeklong event. An activity hall, with a capacity of 450 people, is located at the fairgrounds. It includes kitchen and restroom facilities, and is available to event planners for meetings, wedding receptions and a variety of events.
Places To Find Supplies
Waynebrook Inn - Honey Brook, PARestaurant
Come experience the rich history and refined hospitality of the Waynebrook Inn, Est. 1865. Our charming full service hotel has been splendidly refurbished and is nestled in the midst of beautiful Amish farm country near Lancaster in historic Chester County. At the Waynebrook you can experience that rarity among country inns along with the amenities of a full service hotel...the elegance and beguiling charm of American Inns of yesteryear coupled with the modern conveniences today's travelers demand.
28.6 miles from park*


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Old Forge Hill Farm - Street, MDHorseback Riding
We are family owned and operated and offer a beautiful, relaxed family oriented atmosphere. Emphasizing personalized attention and individualized quality care for all, we are proud to say that our farm offers something for everyone.
Web Site: oldforgehillfarm.tripod.com/
24.3 miles from park*
Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
July 26 Wonderful area. by David Gray
I ride my horse often in the wonderful park and I am thankful for your efforts. Today I noticed that the bad board in the iron bridge has rotted all the way through creating a significant hazard for equestrians...
September 19 Fabulous place to ride your horses and c by Stephanie
Fair Hill NRMA is a wonderful experience. If you are near or far you should try to get there to ride. All the trails are great and well marked with difficulty noted on the park map. Meadows, woods, streams and Elk creak to see and play in. Everyone we have met on the trails has bee courteous and nice. The restrooms and showers and are always well maintained. The horses get great accommodations with safe matted stalls, good lighting and lots of water hookups. You all have to come try Fair Hill.
July 27 Fair Hill Stables Trail Rides by maryarchermusic@myspace.com
I had such a great time trail riding at Fair Hill. It is so beautiful there. The late afternoon sky was breathtaking as we rode through the meadows, then we went on some woods trails and crossed a stream on the way back. What a grand way for a family to enjoy nature and wildlife together. It is located right in the heart of this 5,000 acre park and should be included. If you would like to experience a ride like mine you should check them out!
November 1 Mountain biking challenge
September 1
great horse back riding trails


Area Campgrounds

Woodlands Camping Resort
265 Starkey Lane
Elkton, MD
410-398-4414


Area Fishing Related Businesses
Eastern Marine
931 S Chapel St
Newark, DE
(302) 737-6603


Herb's Tackle Shop
203 S Main St
North East, MD
(410) 287-5490


Area Accommodations (over 15 miles away)
Waynebrook Inn - Honey Brook, PAHotels/Motels
Come experience the rich history and refined hospitality of the Waynebrook Inn, Est. 1865. Our charming full service hotel has been splendidly refurbished and is nestled in the midst of beautiful Amish farm country near Lancaster in historic Chester County. At the Waynebrook you can experience that rarity among country inns along with the amenities of a full service hotel...the elegance and beguiling charm of American Inns of yesteryear coupled with the modern conveniences today's travelers demand.
Web Site: WaynebrookInn.com
28.6 miles from park*
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Directions
In Cecil County, exit 100 off Interstate 95 North toward Rising Sun on Route 272 North. Take a right on Rt. 273 and follow to the intersection of Rt. 273 and 213, proceed through the traffic light - Fair Hill entrance to fairgrounds, race barns, Walls Hall and riding stables is 300 yards on the right.

USA Parks
Maryland
Upper Eastern Shore Region
Fair Hill State Natural Resources Management Area
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