Devil's Backbone Park

September 19, 2005

BOONSBORO - Devil's Backbone Park, the second-oldest park in Washington County, offers fishing, walking trails, picnicking and canoeing.

The nearby Delemare mansion was owned more than 100 years ago by the Rev. Bartholomew Booth.

The mansion was used as a boys' school, which Benedict Arnold's son attended.

Mills Bridge, at the end of one side of the park, was built by Charles Wilson for $2,700 in 1883.

Devil's Backbone Park facts

Hours: Daily from 9 a.m. to sundown, although the park often opens earlier for fishing.

Cost: Parking is free. Use of the pavilion costs $45 for Maryland residents, $65 for out-of-state residents.

What to bring: Hiking shoes if you plan to walk along the trail. Swimming and wading in the water are not allowed.

Telephone: 240-313-2700

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