Fair Hill Natural Resources Management Area

FairHillPathway_LindaWalls.pngTo make a reservation at Fair Hill, contact the park office at 410-398-1246.

300 Tawes Drive
Elkton, MD 21921
Cecil County

Contact: 410-398-1246 Office
                410-218-1698 Duty Ranger
                E-mail Fair Hill NRMA

Hours: Sunrise to Sunset

Fair Hill is a 5,656 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 rider who acquired the farmland as a means to enjoy riding as well as fox chasing. Fair Hill was purchased by the state in 1975 from Mr. duPont's estate.

​Construction Approved for Fair Hill Equine Facility Improvements

Photo of white horse jumpingOn May 8, 2019, the Maryland Board of Public Works approved the awarding of a $17 million construction contract for improving the historic horse racing facilities at Fair Hill Natural Resources Management Area.

Construction is expected to begin in late May. The Maryland Stadium Authority will manage the construction project, which was awarded to Turner Construction Co. of Baltimore.

Open House - May 15

The Maryland Park Service has scheduled a public open house to showcase plans May 15 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Walls Hall on the grounds of Fair Hill Natural Resources Management Area. Attendees can get information on the project and the Fair Hill Special Event Zone concept master plan, available here for public view. Staff and project partners will be available to address questions.

The improvements to the racetrack, including irrigation capabilities, are designed to improve the safety and viability of the course. These capital improvements will also allow the venue to meet requirements for the first Fair Hill CCI5* Three-Day Event, slated for October 2020, making it one of just a handful of sites worldwide to host a premier 5-star three-day eventing competition, and only the second in the United States. 

The project area that will encompass the capital improvements associated with this project is bordered by Telegraph Road (State Route 273) to the north, Singerly Road (State Route 213) to the west, Big Elk Chapel Road to the south, and Gallaher Road to the east; with the majority of improvements focused within the existing developed event area at the corners of Singerly and Telegraph Roads. ​​