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Lost memories.

There is little to see of what once was a thiving Mill Town. Ravaged by Hurricane Agnes in 1972... read more

Reviewed April 9, 2018
GV27OCMD
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Ocean City, Maryland
Ghost town

Very nice scenic walk great houses on the way to see the damn across the river is ok but the... read more

Reviewed October 15, 2017
Strphanie J
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Florida
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Reviewed April 9, 2018

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

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Reviewed October 15, 2017 via mobile

Very nice scenic walk great houses on the way to see the damn across the river is ok but the churches are hard to get to if you put it in your GPS. Need directions for sure

2  Thank Strphanie J
Reviewed September 10, 2017

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

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Reviewed March 19, 2017

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

1  Thank ChambordRose
Reviewed December 15, 2016

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

6  Thank M J
Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

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

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Reviewed March 4, 2016

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

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Annie D
November 12, 2017|
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I did but the trail split by the dam. I went right and it became very narrow and led to train tracks. I stopped at the tracks. Is it past those or maybe the left trail?
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KimC1010
April 15, 2017|
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**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
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