Our trail maintainers on the eastern end of the Mason-Dixon Trail have been
hard at work getting the trail fixed up and spruced up for spring and
♦ The bridge near Cossart RD, PA washed downstream last year. The trail crew recovered the bridge, let it dry out, then re-installed it on 4-18-2016 along with a higher clearance and tie downs so it is less likely to wash away in the future. They also added some guide posts near this bridge.
♦ They then built another bridge close by to the one listed above that now goes over a 'mucky drainage area'.
♦ Our maintainers have spent this spring clearing invasive growth on the M-DT along the Christina River near Newark, DE.
♦ On 4-26-2016 our maintainers along with students from the University of Delaware relocated about 250 feet of trail that was eroding into the Christina River again near Newark, DE.
♦ They have a number of other projects planned within the vicinity of Newark, DE in the coming months.
♦ Our trail crew recently added directional signs at the Mason-Dixon and the Brandywine Trail junction.
♦ The trail has been reblazed and branches cut back between Elkton, MD and the MD/DE border.
Our hats are off to Mike Ott, Pete McLaughlin, Gary Kirk and all of the other maintainers of the eastern end of the Mason-Dixon Trail. It is because of their dedication that the M-DT is open and hike-able. If you would like to help maintain a section of the M-DT, please Contact Us