Thursday, August 20, 2015

Fair Hill NRMA

I am linking up with Skywatch Friday  and Good Fences
I hope you can join in on the fun and share your fence scenes and pretty skies.

Hello, I am sharing another day trip to Fair Hill NRMA, a Maryland park bordered by Pennsylvania to the North and one half mile west of Delaware.  This park holds the Cecil County annual fair, they also have Steeplechases. The Big Elk Creek runs the entire length of the park, there is fishing, multiple trails, picnic areas and other numerous activities.  Oh, I can not leave out birding, last year I saw my Bobolink lifer at this park.


Some scenes from the park are ton top row: the barn and pond with some geese, and bottom row possibly a Wood Thrush seen on the trail, Mallard and more Geese.


The stone mansion and park land was once owned and used as a hunting lodge by Mr William du Pont until the State of Maryland bought the land in 1974. The mansion is now the Nature Center building for the park.


The Foxcatcher Farm Covered Bridge located in the Fair Hill Park is one of two covered bridges found in Cecil County, Maryland.


A view of one of the trails we hiked, the trail runs along side of the creek.


Fair Hill is also a thoroughbred training center located on 350 acres. Plenty of fences in this park for the stables, I think the stables and racetrack is leased from the state.


After leaving the park we came across the Gilpins Falls Covered Bridge is the second covered bridge located in Cecil County Maryland.  The sky above the covered bridge was looking beautiful and I thought perfect for my Skywatch entry.


A large shot of the covered bridge and skywatch.


The lone cloud sky, it was a beautiful day for our walk in the park. As always, I hope you enjoyed my post and images. Thanks for stopping by and I appreciate the nice comments.

To see more pretty skies from around the world please visit  Skywatch Friday
and check for more fence shots at Tex's Good Fences

Thanks to Theresa @ The Run*A*Round Ranch for hosting Good Fences and thanks to Sylvia, Yogi  and Sandy for hosting Skywatch Friday.    I wish everyone a happy day and weekend ahead..


79 comments:

  1. Interesting photos!
    Have a happy day Crissi

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  2. These covered bridges curious !!
    Besos.

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  3. Lugar maravilhoso e teus cliques sempre lindos! Adorei tudo,como sempre por aqui! bjs, ótimo dia! chica

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  4. Love that covered bridge from below, and beautiful skies to go with the perfect place for viewing.

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  5. Hi Eileen---great park. I wish I lived closer---you guys do the same sorts of things hubby and I love to do. You really have some beautiful places near you.
    Happy birding

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  6. Hari OM
    What a gorgeous place! I had a bit of a smile though, when I saw 'NRMA'.. in Australia that means National Roads & Motorists Assocn... which fits in with travel/road trips!!! YAM xx

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  7. Bom dia, excelentes fotos, entre todos a que mais gosto é a da trilha,
    AG

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  8. i wonder why the need for a covered bridge.

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  9. Super series of photos Eileen. It looks like a great place to visit. Happy day to you :)

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  10. WOW Eileen what great shots. I love the covered bridges!! Skies and fences are beautiful. Have a great day.xo

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  11. A succsessful contibution to Good Fences !
    Greetings from Germany

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  12. What a delightful place to hike! I like the bridges and the fences, which look fascinating.

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  13. Beautiful!
    I really like the view of the Nature Center Building
    Have a great day!
    Lea

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  14. I do love seeing those covered bridges as we do have any here.

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  15. beautiful area, the bridges! but that FENCING! wow!!! :)

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  16. What a lovely day to visit this beautiful park and it has so much to offer! Great fence finds but I have a special place in my heart for covered bridges and they are spectacular!
    Enjoy your weekend!

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  17. Wow, you sure rocked the fencing part, but I have to admit it's the covered bridges that I totally enjoy.

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  18. hiking along side of the river must have been so refreshing. That is what I call a FENCE! Enjoyed seeing the covered bridge....looks like it might have a fresh covering of red paint.
    Enjoy your day..

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  19. Great shots, today, Eileen! I love, love, love the covered bridges- I so want to see these in person! Have a great day!

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  20. gorgeous area, my sweet friend! luv the covered bridge shots! they always make me so happy! enjoy ur Thursday! ( :

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  21. Beautiful photos of nature, bridges and fencing. And of course, the clear blue sky. Lovely!

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  22. I do love those covered bridges as we don't have those here. Beautiful shots and mosaics.

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  23. Thank you for the beautiful scenery tour and the series of fences.

    I was trailing right behind you in sight seeing with my eyes but not

    hiking. Bummer on that part. Sad I could not keep up with you physically walking.

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  24. Lovely covered bridge. Reminds me of the one in Brown County Indiana.

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  25. Hi Eileen,
    fantastisc photos of the sky and all these different and pretty barnes.
    Great captchured !
    Best regards, Synnöve

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  26. Love that covered bridge! Thanks for posting lots of photos of it.

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  27. You covered both memes very well. I enjoyed seeing such pretty areas I would never see otherwise.

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  28. The scenery is delightful and I love those covered bridges.

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  29. Delightful. - The covered bridges were so neat to see and the clouds in that one shot were perfect. - Some really nice fences there. This would be a wonderful place to enjoy nature.

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  30. I love that bridge, the woodwork is splendid.

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  31. Hello, Eileen!
    Stil away from my blog, for a while longer... however, passing around here... and leaving you a kiss, and thanking your visit and kind words...
    And been delighted with your photos... I loved those covered bridges!!!
    Great shots!
    Have a great day!
    Ana

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  32. super shots of those covered bridges. bob misses them. i have never seen one in real life.. I have not heard a bobolink or a whipporwhill since i was a child.

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  33. Oh, Eileen...I so wish I could see all these places. You sure have some wonderful captures. Beautiful places! And birds...I was glad you thought wood thrush, cause that is what I was thinking, too.

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  34. Very nice ! I love the covered bridges !

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  35. You don't know how much I envy you
    for living in such a beautiful area!
    I know, my beach is beautiful too, but
    I don't have any forests around here.
    And I do love walking through them.
    So I'll just look at your gorgeous
    pictures and imagine some bird noise
    to it :))

    Have a beautiful day!
    Möwe

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  36. Love the fence photos and your covered bridge shots are wonderful.

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  37. i do love those covered bridges and lucky you got a beautiful blue sky to frame it!!!

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  38. Stunning range of countryside views and love the charm of the covered bridge.

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  39. A wonderful area and beautiful photos.

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  40. those covered bridges are fantastic, i would like ton see one.


    peter

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  41. The covered bridges are fabulous and your pic of the 2nd one is perfect!

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  42. Love the green in all the photos!
    The covered bridge is beautiful - haven't seen one since we were in IL last - many years back.
    Wish you a Happy Day, Eileen!
    Peace :)

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  43. That bridge - I've only ever seen that style in movies.

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  44. Beautiful covered bridges! I wish we had them in our area.

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  45. Love the covered bridge, Eileen...reminds me of the Bridges of Madison County. One of my favorite movies.

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  46. Love the covered bridges..We have a lot of them here..I guess I should get in the car and take my camera for a ride..Have a super weekend..Finally getting some rain..

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  47. Ah, I do love those cotton ball clouds!! Beautiful captures for the day as always, Eileen!! And thank you, as always, for sharing the beauty!! Have a lovely weekend!!

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  48. Beautiful place, over here NRMA is a insurance co and I worked for them for 16 years.
    Merle........

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  49. The covered bridges are beautiful.

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  50. Those covered bridges are impressive Eileen. They are not something we're familiar with here in Australia; do you know the background to the covering of bridges? It must have been delightful to walk alongside the river in such a pretty setting. Thanks for sharing and happy weekend.

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  51. The covered bridges are the bonus in this post I think. Great shots as always.

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  52. It looks like a great place to visit. Interesting that it is a former Dupont property. One of the Dupont heirs bought a ranch near my aunt and uncle's ranch in Idaho. They have falcons their that they use to hunt prairie chickens.

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  53. Wow! Looks like a wonderful place!

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  54. Wonderful photos! Those covered bridges are so photogenic! I really like the second to last shot!!

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  55. Lovely pictures of vast blue skies and images of covered bridges are very well composed!

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  56. What a beautiful place! Love the covered bridge!

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  57. Nice captures for both memes. The covered bridge must be fun to walk through.

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  58. I love covered bridges, and you've found a red one!
    Amalia
    xo

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  59. a clear blue sky is what I too have today. Loved to see the beautiful covered bridge :) Thanks for sharing it.

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  60. Fabulous skies ... and a wonderful bridge, too, Eileen!

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  61. Ola Eileen, adorei todas as fotos.
    Neste momento não estou em casa. Sai para um pequeno periodo de ferias. Voltarei em setembro com mais assiduidade.
    Abraços.
    Feliz fim de semana.
    Ailime

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  62. You got wonderful photos on the themes and I enjoyed it quite. Loved the covered bridges and the blue skies that goes along with it...

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  63. Fantastic collection of photo's Eileen ... and what a lovely blue sky.

    All the best Jan

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  64. just beautiful! I can't wait for summer here

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  65. The two covered bridges are beautiful, Eileen. The Wood Thrush would have been an exciting find for me. Perhaps, you've seen quite a few but I've never seen one. I loved seeing the gorgeous greenery and the blue, blue skies with fluffy white clouds really made those bridge photos spectacular. This link takes you to the longest covered bridge in the world. It was fairly close to where I lived for two years when I taught in New Brunswick. To be honest, I didn't think it was that exciting at the time, but now, I find its history interesting. Have a happy weekend, Eileen.

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  66. How beautiful !! Fantastic photos of nature !!
    Happy weekend :))

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  67. What great covered bridges, I need to see them in person. Tom The Backroads traveller

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  68. Love the bridges! And yet another beautiful nature walk! I remember your bobolink , but had forgotten how lovely the park is. Interesting history too!

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  69. Love this place.. Remind me many films. :-)))

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  70. Such beautiful places you introduce me to . . .
    Thank you!

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