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Nice loop hike around the lake

The state park is easy to find off of I-270 and it costs $3 per person for MD residents. We parked... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
bassaidai88
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Hagerstown, Maryland
Took my 81 year old Mother.

We went about 8 pm, and while there was a line, we moved along, and the lights were wonderful! Off... read more

Reviewed December 9, 2018
jenniferhH3194VK
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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

This park has been a part of our family. I used to bring my kids to the playground when they were small, then we kayaked in the small lake when they grew up a little bit and now I hike around the lake. The hike is quite nice, almost a walk and it takes about an hour. Fall is a great time to do it as the leaves and the trees are beautiful

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 26, 2018

We attended an all-day meeting at the Lodge at Little Seneca Creek adjacent to the park: it's an attractive log-cabin style meeting room of moderate size, vaulting ceiling and rustic appearance that easily accommodates about 50 participants. We were comfortable and well-fed. It was easy to hear people, and there's a nice deck in back overlooking a clearing and then the woods. Facilities are basic but totally functional. The lake and trail around it are man-made but beautiful. Worth a visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jaseaton
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Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

Spent some time walking the Lake Shore Trail and took the 3pm pontoon tour with Shelby. The park was surprisingly quiet and peaceful for a holiday weekend (even though there were several big groups and a big birthday party). The park was well-groomed, and the tour was a great way to see the lake and learn about the ecology of the park. I will definitely be back with the family! Thanks Shelby!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank lb422
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Reviewed May 20, 2018

Coming from our home in Phoenix, the amount of green and the amount of water is shocking. WOW! So beautiful. The hiking trails are nicely maintained. Good restrooms, lots of benches in really nice spots, lots of parking, great playground. Just so much fun here. We come to Gaithersburg twice a year and we will be back!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Linda S
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Reviewed December 2, 2017 via mobile

This is just a fun event to drive at night to see the light decoration in the park. We did notice a few additions this year, which is great as well as seeing the year after year standards; the castle, the twirling gingerbread, teddy bearland and the light tunnels. The best time to go is during the weekdays, it's a few dollars cheaper and since it's more sparse you can really slow down and take your time. My only recommendation would be that ALL cars were required to drop down to parking lights. Headlights in your mirrors or coming at you really take away from the beauty of the decorative lights.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank SylviaTourstein
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