Park Quest 2019


Mason-Dixon Line MarkerFair Hill State Park Quest
Ruins Not Rubble: Fair Hill History Hike!

Visit four of our beloved historical sites on the Ruins Not Rubble: Fair Hill History Hike! Your quest is a self-guided hike that is open daily, so please explore at your own pace.

Warnings or hazards: Trails can be slippery after heavy rains. Please also remember to bring insect repellent, sunblock, and water. Wear comfortable sturdy shoes for hiking and wear long-pants and long-sleeve shirts to protect yourself from ticks, poison ivy.etc.

Ruins Not Rubble: Fair Hill History Hike!

Collage of 3 ruins at Fair Hall NRMA

Park Information

Encompassing 5,650 acres in northeastern Maryland, Fair Hill Natural Resources Management Area offers 80+ miles of multi-use trails and an array of facilities, services, and special events. Visitors enjoy recreational activities like hiking, biking, fishing, hunting, fox chasing, and a number of equestrian events including trail riding, steeplechase, dressage, and carriage driving. Large special events like the Cecil County Fair, Scottish Games, and the Fair Hill Classic mountain bike race draw over 150,000 visitors annually. Facilities include five day-use parking areas for trail access, the Fair Grounds, Foxcatcher Arena, Race Barns, Turf Race Track and Grandstands, two youth group camping sites, the Covered Bridge pavilion, and a Land Navigation Course. Portable toilets are provided in each of the five day-use parking lots and a rest rooms facility is provided at the Fairgrounds Area. For more information about the park, please visit our website at:


Fair Hill NRMA
North Appleton Parking Lot
2941 Appleton Road
Elkton, Maryland 21921


From the Rt. 273/Rt. 213 intersection, travel East on Rt. 273 for approximately four miles, take the third exit onto Appleton Road, continue for approximately one mile. The parking lot will be on your left.