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Swallow Falls State Park

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Address: 222 Herrington Ln, Oakland, MD 21550-7545
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State park that has three waterfalls and many hiking trails.

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We have been to many state parks and this is one I read about online so I was excited to visit. We were already heading this way so we decided to check it out. The park closes at... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to many state parks and this is one I read about online so I was excited to visit. We were already heading this way so we decided to check it out. The park closes at 8pm and we got there at about 6:45p so we didn't have much time. Luckily the gorgeous waterfall was about 10 minutes... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful views, many overlooks to see all of the different falls views. Will be sure to visit again.

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Marstons Mills, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Beautiful trails with lovely waterfalls. Great for the family. Picnic areas and scenic overlooks. Hiking along the fast moving falls and waterways.

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Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

Great place to hike and check out scenery. We visited on a warm December day it was lovely. It wasn't busy at all.

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Thank Joanna O
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Reviewed March 2, 2017 via mobile

This park was about 1 hour drive from where we were staying, but absolutely worth the drive! We got there around 10 am and had the entire trail to ourselves at first (this was on a cold February day). The trail is less than 2 miles long I believe and you can see 4 different waterfalls on it, Muddy Creek... More 

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Reviewed February 24, 2017 via mobile

We went on a Saturday with nice weather so it was a very busy day there. Make sure to BRING CASH for the deposit box entry fee. It goes a long way to help maintain our state park trails and bathroom facilities (which were nice) There is a small parking lot directly at the Canyon trailhead. If this lot is... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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Reviewed February 19, 2017 via mobile

Great day of hiking, kids, pets. Very nice hike and easy location to get to. Clean bathroom We always visit every year.

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Deer Park, Md
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Reviewed February 13, 2017

This is a beautiful area with historic significance......walking trails offer amazing views of the "Yough" River, but recovery from severe storm damage still continues.

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Reviewed February 13, 2017

Trails are easy to walk. You can get dangerously close to the falls, so be careful! Muddy Creek was stunning and is wheelchair accessible. There was lots of parking and trails were marked well.

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Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed February 8, 2017

Went there this past weekend for a nice winter walk. Trails are well maintained, but were snow covered and slippery. Overall, we walked the loop to see all of the falls, and got some great photos in the wintertime setting. I think we walked just under 2 miles, but had many great views.

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