Fair Hill NRMA Quest

Pollinator Play

Introduction to Quest

FairHill.jpgOn this quest, explore the buzzing world of pollinators at Fair Hill. Be among the first to experience our new nature play space. Designed to allow spontaneous, unstructured play in a fun and whimsical natural setting, our new space lets kids explore, observe and connect with nature. Start at the nature play space and then explore the thriving and diverse habitats of the pond, meadow and stream while you track down the clues to our Pollinator Detective Challenge.

Quest Information

The Fair Hill Quest is available sunrise to sunset. You will need at least an hour to complete the quest. Pick up your instructions at the Park Quest kiosk located at the Covered Bridge Parking Lot (Lot #2), located at the intersection of Tawes Drive and Black Bridge Road.

When finished, collect your stamp by documenting your experience: either tweet us a photo or short (less than 10 seconds) video to @fairhillsp or e-mail to fairhill.parkquest@maryland.gov for inclusion in a video tribute of all our teams. We will then forward to you your well-deserved Park Quest stamp. If you are unable to submit a photo or video there will be a stamp located at the nature place space park quest kiosk.

We suggest wearing repellant against biting insects such as ticks and thoroughly checking for ticks at home. Poison ivy is present and families should avoid coming into contact with bare skin. We also recommend sun protection such as sunscreen, hats and long-sleeved clothing and bringing and drinking plenty of water.

The Cecil County Fair is held at Fair Hill NRMA from Friday, July 22nd through Saturday, July 30th, and can make getting to and from the park a challenge. If your dates are flexible, we suggest avoiding this week in completing your Fair Hill quest.

Park Information

Encompassing 5,560 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 different equestrian events including trail riding, steeplechase, dressage and carriage driving. Fair Hill is regarded as the premier equestrian facility on the East Coast and is recognized as one of the finest in the nation. 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 with 119 stalls 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 room facility is provided at the Fair Grounds area.

Fair Hill NRMA
300 Tawes Drive
Elkton MD 21921

Directions to Fair Hill Natural Resources Management area

GPS Address Lot #2 (Covered Bridge): 693 Tawes Drive, Elkton, MD 21921

Parking Lot #2 Directions: Located near the Covered Bridge. Follow directions to the Fair Hill NRMA office. Continue one mile past the office on Tawes Drive to the Covered Bridge. Parking lot will be on your left.