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Friday, May 29, 2015

The Torrey Brown Bike Trail is made for warm summer days



   Now that we seem to have gone right into summer this past week it was a nice time for another excursion up Interstate 83 to the Torrey Brown Trail


     This trail follows the Gunpower River most of the way through Maryland up to Pennsylvania. 


   Renamed for a former Secretary of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources this trail is still known mostly by its old name of North Central Trail (NCR).  The trail follows the old train line of the Northern Central Rail railroad.  The line went from Baltimore to Sunbury Pennsylvania above Harrisburg.  


    The crushed limestone trail begins in Cockeysville up to the Pennsylvania stateline.  While Hurricane Agnes brought devastation to our area it also brought an end to this rail line and gave us this beautiful bike route.

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