Cross Country Skiing — Herrington Manor State Park

Description

Garrett County in Maryland gets a lot more snow than Morgantown, so skiing is good here many times when there is no snow at all in town. The park offers 10 miles of trails into the nearby state forest that are beginning to intermediate level. There is also a 5.5 mile trail that runs between Herrington Manor and Swallow Falls State Parks. The park trails are groomed when conditions allow. A concession is open daily with restrooms, fireplace and tables. Snacks, gifts and ski rentals are available.

Directions from Morgantown

Follow Rt. 68 east to exit 14 and Rt. 219. Follow Rt. 219 south 19.5 miles to Mayhew Inn Road (2 miles past Deep Creek). Turn right on Mayhew Inn Road, travel 4.5 miles to end of road. At the stop sign turn left onto Oakland Sang Run Road, travel 0.3 miles to first road on the right which will be Swallow Falls Road. Turn right onto Swallow Falls Road and travel 1.3 miles to Swallow Falls State Park, or 4.5 miles further to Herrington Manor State Park.

Travel Time:

11/4 hr

Activities:

Cross Country Skiing, Camping, Hiking

Address:

Herrington Manor State Park, 222 Herrington Lane, Oakland, MD 21550

Phone/Email:

(301) 334-9180

Web resources:

Herrington Manor Web Site

ORC Resources:

NA

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