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There is little to see of what once was a thiving Mill Town. Ravaged by Hurricane Agnes in 1972 the mill was sold abandoned, sold and allowed by the state to be desicrated by the current owners. The main mill building dated to 1833 but...More
The hike takes you along the beautiful Patapsco River where there are many birds, wild flowers and the majesty of the river to take in. You walk along an old road that once led to a thriving town. As you go along the trail, you...More
Old Alberton Road is one of my favorite hiking destinations because of its history. Once a thriving Mill Town, Daniels was wiped out in Hurricane Agnes in 1972. Its eerie to realize it was once a town. Part of the asphalt shows through the sandy...More
A wonderful and beautiful late Autumn activity. I am sure it would be excellent during the Spring-Summer-Early Autumn seasons as well. Very historical area and a lovely walk, run, hike, bike ride into the area is perfect. With the mostly flat terrain, this (45-90 min...More
We previously hiked the old road to Daniels ghost town in February 2016. Our recent hike occurred in August 2016, but (much to our dismay) the overgrowth of the forest obscured much of the ruins. The result is a hike with beautiful views of the...More
Daniels is a little known ghost town within the Patapsco River Valley State Park. The town, originally called Elysville, was founded in the 1820s, but eventually abandoned in the mid-1960s.
The walk along the old Alberton Road takes you past ruins of homes, old and...More
**Take Old Frederick Rd. towards Johnnycake Rd. Continue straight onto Hollofield Rd. When you reach the Stop sign, turn left onto Dogwood Rd. and then turn immediately left after crossing the river into a small parking... More
**Take Old Frederick Rd. towards Johnnycake Rd. Continue straight onto Hollofield Rd. When you reach the Stop sign, turn left onto Dogwood Rd. and then turn immediately left after crossing the river into a small parking area. Park here!**
~There is a gate sign for Patapsco State Park- "No motorized vehicle beyond" gate. This is true for everyone, except the residents of a house about a 1/8-1/4 mile in. Stay to the left while walking around their property (small road) and then it curves back towards the trail again and onto the sign post for the trail & park.