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“Swallow Falls”

Swallow Falls State Park
Ranked #1 of 18 things to do in Oakland
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: State park that has three waterfalls and many hiking trails.
Cincinnati, Ohio
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Swallow Falls”
Reviewed May 1, 2013

Stunning and perfect for Kayaking
Took many, many photos
stayed for a long time to relax in the huge Hemlock and Pine forest surrounding the falls

Visited April 2013
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Baltimore, Maryland
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Amazing accessibility. Beautiful park. Awesome falls. Just don't fall in!”
Reviewed April 24, 2013

Took the dogs to the park. Amazing falls and a really nice time. Very easy accessibility to everything! Everything is handicap accessible. As we were getting ready to leave, someone fell into falls and went over. In minutes, 11 different agencies showed up. They were all very friendly and said hi to the dogs. The Deer Park guy showed off his uber well set up Dive and Ice set up. I have seen dive shops less well appointed! Hope to never need them, but nice to know they are there if worse comes worst.

Visited April 2013
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Kirtland, Ohio
Level 6 Contributor
290 reviews
105 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
“Beautiful Falls All Year!”
Reviewed April 6, 2013

I have been to this park several times in the past few years. The falls are spectacular, and it is easy walking. In the winter you need to be careful of the snow and ice. Spring and summer are a lot easier to navigate the trails. In general, the trails are easy hiking. Some of the steps can be a problem if you have difficulty walking.

Ice cream is available during the summer months.

Don't miss this park in you are in the area.

Visited April 2013
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Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Euphoric”
Reviewed April 6, 2013

This is my favorite Maryland State Park. I have visited in all seasons and they all offer beautiful and unique scenery.

Sandy brought vast devastation to this peaceful retreat and the old hemlocks took quite a hit. However, many made it through and seem to be smiling down on the falls.

This park has it all for every nature lover! I enjoy seeing both young and old in awe of Mother Nature's gift.

I highly recommend this park!

Visited April 2013
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Rockville, Maryland
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Beautiful, but poor timing”
Reviewed March 31, 2013

Gorgeous views, peaceful, and easy hike. Poor timing however because many trails were closed due to weather conditions (snow and recent hurricane)

Visited March 2013
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