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Swallow Falls State Park

Oakland, MD
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Ranked #1 of 11 attractions in Oakland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
Activities: Hiking, Swimming
Description: State park that has three waterfalls and many hiking trails.
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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

This hike was a real treat. The kids did not wear their bathing suits, but had other clothes in the car, so we left them get in the falls. It is very slippery. Someone fell and cut their elbow while we were there. But our kids had a blast. A great memory.

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Delmont, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Nice walk. Pretty falls. Spent a couple hours exploring. Was Raining so cut our hike a bit short. The Muddy Creek Falls are also on same hike. They are bit nicer the Swallow Falls

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Altoona, Pennsylvania
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138 reviews 138 reviews
28 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

$5 per person entry fee into park area. The falls seemed to be a great swimming hole however the water is very cold. Still, a lot of people were swimming. Rest room, small gift shop and mobile Lakeside creamery were located upon entrance into the Falls area.

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Maryland
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56 reviews 56 reviews
20 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Our family enjoyed this park - one trail was very easy with a stroller and afforded a good view of the waterfall without having to navigate the stairs. Bonus - was the Lakeside Creamery trailer in the parking lot for an ice cream treat.

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Reisterstown, Maryland
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65 reviews 65 reviews
10 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Good day trip lots of trails and great scenery. Love the falls. Need a few more places to rest throughout the trails - possibly some benches somewhere. Not really able to fish anywhere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Beautiful park with nice trails and great views of the falls. Our favorite place to go while staying in McHenry.

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Hamilton, Virginia
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54 attraction reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We enjoyed a wonderful hike through the well-maintained park. The falls were lovely! All ages enjoyed the walk from age 4-43.

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Leesburg, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We had a great relaxing hike to see the 3 falls...2 smaller ones and a huge one. I didn't know one this big was in MD. lots of people hiking but lots of room to move around. Only bad side was you had to pay $3 PER person to enter park. It should be by the carload or much cheaper.

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Havre de Grace, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Beautiful falls and a great experience. Easy to walk the trails and you can get some wonderful photos.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The person at the entrance was not very friendly. The park was beautiful. Did not have any maps of the area. Definitely worth the visit it is beautiful. Make sure you bring bathing suit and swim shoes to swim in the falls.

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