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Biking -- Two local shops rent bikes for about $15 a half-day. Take them along Havre de Grace's quiet back lanes or head over to the trails in nearby Susquehanna State Park. Both Biller's Bikes, 450 Franklin St. (tel. 443/502-2377), and Chesapeake Cycle and Sport, 101 N. Washington St. (tel. 410/939-8735), offer a bridge-crossing service for those who want to cross the Susquehanna to continue biking up the East Coast Greenway. Both are open Wednesday to Sunday.

Boating -- Boat ramps are at Millard E. Tydings Memorial Park, Frank J. Hutchins Memorial Park, and Jean Roberts Memorial Park. The launching fee is $8. Tidewater Marina, at the foot of Bourbon Street (tel. 410/939-0950), has transient boat slips. Experienced sailors can charter a yacht from BaySail (tel. 410/939-2869; www.baysail.net) for a weekend or a couple hours. It also has 3- to 5-day courses for everyone from beginners to advanced sailors.

Golfing -- Bulle Rock, 320 Blenheim Lane (tel. 410/939-8887; www.bullerockgolf.com), home of several LPGA tournaments, is open to the public. Be warned; it has a reputation not only for its good looks but its challenging holes.

Hiking -- Trails through Susquehanna State Park offer pretty views of the Susquehanna River, and are open to hikers, bikers, horses, and cross-country skiers. If you go by way of the Lower Susquehanna Heritage Greenway, it's possible to walk to the dam -- which is quite a sight. The huge concrete dam holds back the mighty river, reducing it to a shallow rocky bed.

Kayaking -- Chesapeake Cycle and Sport, 101 N. Washington St. (tel. 410/939-8735), rents kayaks for $30 for 2 hours. Beginning in spring 2010, they'll have a boat launch a block away on the Susquehanna.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.