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Before the park was developed
in 1974, this valley was rich with farmland and timber. Seven
farms worked the soil and grew corn,
winter wheat and rye. Two of the farms raised dairy cows. The Raines family farm had approximately 189 acres and h…
Log Roll Overlook offers the hiker an enjoyable westward view of the Town Creek watershed and a view of three states. The overlook was named for logs that were rolled down the steep mountain slope in the late 1800s, to a sawmill on Town Creek. Sec…
This trail allows the hiker to experience Green Ridge State Forest in miniature. The trail follows ridges and valleys along mountain streams and crosses open fields. One section of the trail opens up into an expansive view of Town Hill and the 15-…
Long Pond Trail follows the 15-Mile Creek stream valley. This trail winds over ridges and valleys with several steep ascents and descents. These features make it one of the most challenging trails at Green Ridge State Forest.
The trail is named f…
Recognizing his contributions
to forest conservation and
historic preservation at
Green Ridge State Forest
25 years of state service 1971-1996
Forest Manager 1975-1988
Author of The Land of the Living
Championed the development of the
Pine Lick Trail is connected to landmarks of national historic significance.
THE MASON-DIXON LINE marks the border between Maryland and Pennsylvania, as well as the northern edge of Green Ridge State Forest. Completed in the 1760s, this 230-mile …
The long, winding ascent of Town Hill reaches a height just beyond that of Sideling Hill, but was much more easily crossed. However, early automobiles were still no match for the steep grades and tight turns along this section of the National Road…
The National Road enjoyed a revival from about 1910-1960, with the rising popularity of the automobile. Tourist travel began in earnest when cars became reliable enough for the average person to take a long trip.
"Waysiders," people who catered…
War path of the five nations from central New York to the Carolinas. One of the longest Indian trails in America, crossed this highway about this point.