The Cadwalader Family land, which is managed by Nanasau Farms, LLC, and known as “Nanasau Farm”, is private property. Generally, only family members, tenants and horse boarders are permitted access to the property and its facilities, including its hiking and riding trails.
However, under an agreement with the Maryland State Park system, the Cadwalader Family and Nanasau Farms, LLC, allow the general public to cross the Family’s property on a clearly marked trail that runs along the north bank of the Little Gunpowder River from the covered bridge on Jericho Road for about a half mile. This is a challenging trail, even for experienced hikers. Cyclists are not permitted. Horseback riders are permitted, but, because of the challenging terrain, horseback riders are required to request a permission slip and sign a waiver.
Because the trail goes over steep rocks that are not passable to horses, horseback riders are directed to the new bridle path which goes up the hill far enough to bypass the rocks. This trail makes it possible for horseback riders to connect to state-maintained trails on both sides of the Cadwalader property. However, they may pass through areas where the family permits deer hunting in season.
Horseback riders requesting access to the property should complete the Permission Request available here and send it via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A countersigned permission slip will be returned via e-mail.
All visitors are encouraged to check the website before visiting the property, particularly during hunting season.
by Andrew Kimpel on 10/20/16
This is where we will post dates that certain hunters will be using the property and areas that should be avoided by boarders and invitees riding on Nanasau Farm trails.