Jakes wanted to take me to a new place for a bike ride. He said I would love it. Its so pretty and the trail would be ok for my bike, maybe a little bumpy but not bad.
The weather was perfect. I loaded the bikes up, left the house early to miss traffic on a Friday evening and picked up Jakes.
He gave directions for each and every turn we had to take. He was right, it was a very pretty drive there, once we left the interstate. Right along the Susquehanna River, through Port Deposit, Maryland and to the Conowingo Dam.
|Here's the Dam.|
I'm told that last August, after Hurricane Irene, where I'm standing was under 35 ft. of water!
|The trail ran over an old rail line that was used to deliver supplies and workers to build the Dam|
The trail was probably about 2 miles long, one way. We rode through the trees, catching glimpses of the river as we went. Jakes was in the lead. He abruptly stopped because of a deer in the path. So cool! And the deer didn't go far off the path away from us. Guess they are used to seeing people.
|taking a break|
|The Boat Launch|
We mounted back up and rode back. In the parking area, we watched the river flow around rocks and fishermen. We also watched an eagle soar. There are many nests in the area. I can't wait to take my kid back there for more riding and with my camera!