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New Germany State Park

349 Headquarters Lane, Grantsville, MD 21536
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Type: State Parks
Activities: Biking, Hiking
Description: Five miles from Grantsville, this park is popular with bikers and hikers.
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English first
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86 reviews 86 reviews
33 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We have been waiting for the cabin renovations and finally got to stay in one one Labor Day weekend. It is basically one big room with a loft and a separate kitchen. However they just renovated everything inside; kitchen, bathroom floors, ceiling, walls. This is a real cabin in the woods with hardwoods everywhere inside and out, and a nicer... More

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Vandalia, Ohio
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98 reviews 98 reviews
22 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

They say that visitors frequently call it a “best kept secret” and we would all agree. This is only for people that want to “unplug”. We camped here and had no water, electricity, Wi-Fi or phone service. We laughed because they actually have a phone booth that people still use! They have a small manmade lake (Maryland doesn’t have any... More

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Gambrills, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

When visiting the Grantsville area, we stumbled upon this park. Our kids swam in the lake, it has a sandy beach and is roped off for swimming. The water was refreshing and little fish swim around you as you swim. There is a snack bar/restrooms within walking distance, and you can rent kayaks/canoes/paddleboats. It was amazing!!

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Somerset, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Went with my sons and one of their friends on a three night camping trip. Had never camped in Maryland before. We were very surprised to find the camping pad made of gravel. Certainly did not expect that, very rough on the tent floor even with a tarp underneath. Bring extra sleeping mats if you can. We reserved site #39... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

On our way home from Deep Creek, MD we made a stop at New Germany State Park. From what we saw it looks like a really nice place. Wish we would have had time to have a picnic or do some of the trails, perhaps next trip.

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Newark, Delaware
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128 reviews 128 reviews
21 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

A great place to take the kids to cool off on a hot day. A small and safe pond to swim in. We only visit during the summer months, but I understand they also have cross country skiing here during the winter months. They do have bath houses so you can rinse the sand off you and your little ones... More

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Grantsville, Maryland, USA
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67 reviews 67 reviews
13 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Superb hiking trails (which morph into cross-country ski trails in the winter). Nice lake for wading or kids. Great camping area (not really primitive but not much in the way of facilities). Something like 75% of Garrett County is just like New Germany so the whole county is great for hiking, biking, water sports (not so much at New Germany),... More

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Our family reserves the pavillion for our Reunion each year. The pavillion has lights,kitchen, and plenty of space. This year my daughter and dad went on the lake in the paddle boats. Other family members did a little fishing. It's a nice place to be in any weather.

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Baltimore, MD
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Nice, clean beach with lifeguards. Excellent nature center to entertain the little ones. Wonderful hiking trails that serve as cross country ski trails in the winter.

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Fallston, Maryland
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Great park, with small beach on lakefront. Kids fished and swam. Our family holds their reunion here every two years. Beautiful scenic park.

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