Saturday, August 1, 2009

There's a waterfall in Harford County?

With summer finally here and the kids going stir crazy in the house (not to mention their mother!) I decided it was a good day to load everyone up and go to one of my favorite places in Harford County, Kilgore Falls, for the day.

Kilgore Falls, also known as Falling Branch, is part of Rocks State Park in northern Harford County. The 23 acre tract of land containing the falls was purchased by the state in 1993 with some help from the students of North Harford High School. It is the only waterfall in Harford County.

The falls is an awesome place to cool off for a couple of hours. There is a nice (albeit short) hike in to the falls and trails that take you up to the top of the falls. It can get crowded on weekends, but rarely so on weekdays. There was also a ton of “fools gold” in the creek that kept the boys busy competing to find cooler chunks in rocks than their brother.


  1. This is a beautiful place to see, amazing how a small walk in the woods and then this fall in the middle of nowhere. A nice place for the kids to get in the water too.

  2. One of my goals for the summer was to take a trip to Kilgore Falls. Did you know they were featured in the 2002 movie "Tuck Everlasting" based on the book by the same name? To think that good 'ol Harford County might have something to offer to Hollywood is quite the ego-boost, no? :-) Yes, the clock is ticking but, regardless of the fast-approaching first day of school, summer is NOT over yet. Thanks for the reminder!