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Swallow Falls State Park

Oakland, MD
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Ranked #1 of 10 attractions in Oakland
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: State Parks
Activities: Hiking, Swimming
Description: State park that has three waterfalls and many hiking trails.
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Oakland, Maryland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Lots of walking trails, even to another park. Very nice campground and bath house. The whole area is beautiful. Some swimming for the adventurous.

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Oakland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Swallows Falls state park was seriously clobbered in the periphery of superstorm Sandy in October 2012. The maintenance crews got the pathways re-opened by summer 2013. Once again it is a delightful place for children to swim in the Youghiogheny River, to walk through majestic old-growth forests, to enjoy the serenity of cool summer days.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Nothing like seeing the falls frozen in winter! It was breathtaking. Didn't even mind the below zero temperature.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

This place is excellent. Not too challenging, with very rewarding views of the waterfalls. I went in the winter, which was also very nice.

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Greer, South Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Have taken a few hikes here, and always a pretty place! If you are a camera buff,you can get some great pictures here too.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Definitely want to go back. We went off-season so there were some issues with ice and snow on the path and on the stairs (the stairs were kind of treacherous). But the Swallow Falls were beautiful and worth the walk. However, we went toward the Swallow Falls first (instead of Muddy Falls) and because of the cold and the difficult... More

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Altoona, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We enjoyed our hike around Swallow Falls. The waterfalls are gorgeous and we will definitely be back!

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Brookeville, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

we went at the height of snochi 2014 so the snowy conditions added more of a memorable experience. totally enchanting hiking by the river and waterfalls while it was was snowing. i would highly recommend taking a couple of hours and coming here, totally worth it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

I visited Swallow Falls for the first time while vacationing in Deep Creek in August 2013. Although there was a lot of damage from Hurricane Sandy it was still a beautiful place to see. The hike around the whole park did not take a very long time and I was with my 2 year old son and husband. It's definitely... More

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Laurel, Maryland, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

The trail to the falls is a short hike and well worth the walk. It must have been the inspiration to Frank Lloyd Wright for Falling Water, which is not far way in PA.

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