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Sometimes a warm shower, a hot meal and some time away from the trail are good "pick me up's" when long distance hiking. Though there are not many, below are some motels, hotels and B&B's that are within 5 miles of the M-DT. They are listed from west to east. Mileage markers given are based on the M-DT 2016 map sets.
Appalachian Trail at Whiskey Spring, PA to
Pinchot State Park, PA
It is 4.5 miles to the Holly Inn, 31 S. Baltimore ST., Mount Holly, PA 17065. Take the AT south for 2.5 miles. Then, turn right onto PA94 north west for 2 miles. Be advised that PA94 is a long, narrow, busy, steep down and dangerous road traffic wise but this is the closest town where you can find lodging from the M-DT western terminus.
Rodeway Inn 7 N. US Highway 15, Dillsburg, PA, 17019. Phone 717-432-9766. This motel is 3 miles north of where the M-DT crosses US15 and just past the intersection of US15 and Mountain Road/ W. Harrisburg Street on the left.
Pinchot Park at Squire Gratz Road, PA to
Wago Junction at the Susquehanna River, PA
Bear House Bed and Breakfast, 1475 Copenhaffer RD, Dover, PA 17315. 717-266-5253. Instead of turning left onto Bremmer RD, continue on Copenhaffer RD for .8 miles. B&B is on the left.
There is a motel just south of the I83/PA295 intersection. However, it is an older motel and caters to full time residents. So there are no known lodging establishments near this interchange.
1.38 miles left to Conewago Inn restaurant and pub on the right. This is not a lodging establishment.
Emig Mansion Historic Bed & Breakfast, 3342 N George ST, Emigsville, PA 17318. 410-808-4462. Instead of turning left onto Meetinghouse RD, go straight for 4.5 miles on PA181. Mansion is on the right. Special hiker rate, mail drops accepted, shuttle from trail to the B&B available if they have resources. Rob Campbell is available for shuttles within York County, PA (M-DT Maps 1-5) and can be reached at 717-840-4482 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Garden House Bed & Breakfast, 350 Maple ST, Manchester, PA 17345. 717-266-6205. B&B is within 1 mile of the trail at this point. At Meetinghouse and Board turn right. This is High ST. Follow it about .75 miles until it ends. Then, turn left onto Maple ST and the B&B is about .25 miles on the left. Special hiker rate. Mail drops accepted.
On Maps 3-7 please do not camp close to the Susquehanna River as the river may rise unexpectantly and you may get swept away. If you need to stealth camp along the Susquehanna please do so at least 500 feet away from the river.
Wago Junction at the Susquehanna River, PA to
Trinity Church Road South of Wrightsville, PA
The Accomac Inn is a fine dining restaurant and not a lodging establishment.
There are 3 and possibly 4 motels close to Wrightsville, PA that are within 5 miles of the trail.
Before passing under the PA462 bridge at Wrightsville, turn right, go up the ramp and hike west along PA462 Hellam ST, which becomes Lincoln HWY in about 1 mile:
Shoff's Motel and Trading Post .9 miles from the trail, Hallam ST, Wrightsville, PA 17368. Motel is on the left side of the road. This again appears to be an older motel that caters to long term residents. We would appreciate any reports as to whether any hikers have stayed here but it looks like you will have to walk another mile for lodging.
Lincoln Lodge, 1.96 miles from the trail, 5963 Lincoln HWY, York, PA 17406. Phone 717-252-1332. Motel is on the right side of the road.
Snyder Motel, 2.39 miles from the trail, 5776 Lincoln HWY, York, PA 17406, 717-252-2634. Cash Only. Motel is on the left side of the road.
Alpine Motel, 2.81 miles from the trail, 5999 Lincoln Way, York, PA 17406. 717-252-1714. Motel is on the right side of the road.
The Wrightsville Inn is a Grill, Draft House and Catering Service and not a lodging establishment.
Trinity Church Road South of Wrightsville, PA to
Otter Creek Campground, PA
There are no known lodging establishments within 5 miles of the trail.
Otter Creek Campground, PA to PA - MD State Line
Peach Bottom Inn, 2.18 miles from the trail, 6085 Delta Road, Delta, PA 17314. When the trail turns left onto Paper Mill Road, continue straight on PA74 for 2.18 miles, motel is on the left just past the traffic circle. Be careful as this is a busy, narrow highway. (If you are not a purist, at the traffic circle, you can take PA2045 Bryansville RD going SE to Lay RD, turn left on Lay to get back to the M-DT.)
MD State Line to Quarry Road North of Havre de Grace, MD
There are no known lodging establishments within 5 miles of the trail.
Havre de Grace, MD to North East, MD
There are 2 motels, a hotel and 3 B&B's within 5 miles of the trail in Havre de Grace, MD:
Best Budget Inn, 912 Pulaski HWY, Havre de Grace, MD 21078. 410-939-4567. When the trail reaches US40 and Ontario Street, turn left onto US40 west and walk a quarter mile to the motel, which is on the left side of the road.
Super 8 Motel, 929 Pulaski Hwy, Havre de Grace, MD 21078. 410-939-1880. When the trail reaches US40 and Ontario Street, turn left onto US40 west and walk a half mile to the motel, which is on the right side of the road.
Old Chesapeake Hotel, 100 St. John ST, Havre de Grace, MD 21078. 410-939-2550. 1.02 miles from the trail. Turn left onto Pulaski, left onto Ostego, right onto Union and bear left onto St John.
Currier House Bed & Breakfast, 800 S Market ST, Havre de Grace, MD 21078 410-939-7886. 1.68 miles from the trail. Turn left onto Pulaski, left onto Ostego, right onto Union, left onto Lafayette and right onto Market.
vandiver inn, 301 South Union AVE, Havre de Grace, MD 21078. 410-939-5200. 1.68 miles from the trail. Turn left onto Pulaski, left onto Ostego and right onto Union.
Spencer-Silver Mansion , 200 South Union AVE. Havre de Grace, MD 21078. 410-939-1485. 1.08 miles from the trail. Turn left onto Pulaski, left onto Ostego and right onto Union.
Holiday Inn Express, 101 Hotel Plaza, North East, MD 21901. 410-287-0008. When you reach MD272, turn left and walk north about 2 miles.
North East, MD to Pleasant Valley Road, DE
Days Inn, 311 Belle Hill Road, Elkton, MD 21921. 410-392-5010. Instead of turning right onto Bridge ST, keep going on W. Main ST, which becomes E. Main ST which becomes Red Hill RD MD281 for 1 mile. Then, turn left onto Muddy LA for 1.4 miles, then turn left onto Belle Hill RD for .02 miles. (Study map 8 carefully as you may be able to take a shortcut back to the trail.)
Pleasant Valley Road, DE to
White Clay Creek Preserve at London Tract Road, DE
Rodeway Inn, 1120 S. College Ave., Newark, DE, 19713. 302-731-3132. Instead of turning left into Folk Memorial Park, keep going straight on Welch Tract RD about one half mile to DE896 College Ave., then turn right and motel will be about a quarter mile on the right.
White Clay Creek Preserve at London Tract Road, DE to
Chadds Ford, PA
Hilton Garden Inn, 815 E Baltimore Pike, Kennett Square, PA 19348. 610-444-9100. This hotel is 3.3 miles from the State Line Woods Merrybell LA parking lot. Turn right on Merrybell LA, walk for .1 miles. Turn right onto Old Kennett Pike, walk for .2 miles. Turn left on Bayard RD, walk for 2.5 miles. Turn left on US1, walk .2 miles. Hotel is on the right. Mail drops are accepted. This hotel was easier for this author to book a room in than the Brandywine Inn. The only issue is that it is 4.9 miles from the eastern terminus of the M-DT.
Mendenhall Inn, 323 Kennett Pike, Mendenhall, PA 19357. 610-388-1181. At PA52 turn left, walk .95 miles, the inn is on the left.
Brandywine River Hotel, 1609 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford, PA 19317. 877-320-0664. When you reach the eastern terminous of the M-DT keep walking on Fairville Road about 500 feet and reach US1. Then, turn right (north) and walk less than 1 mile to the hotel, which is on the left side of US1. They only have 39 rooms so make your reservations far in advance.
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