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New Germany State Park Maryland

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Submitted By: bconticello on 25 Mar 2011
Latitude: 39.54509
Longitude: -79.13725

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From Baltimore:
West on I-70 to Hancock. Pick up I-68 & travel through Cumberland, MD. Continue west. Take Exit 22. Turn L onto Chestnut Ridge Road. Follow Chestnut Ridge Road for 3 miles to New Germany Rd. Turn L & go 2 miles to the New Germany State Park entrance on left. Park headquarters office is on the right before entering the park. Travel time about 3 hrs.
From Washington, D.C.:
Take 270 north to Frederick, MD. Pick up I-70 west and follow directions above for Baltimore. Travel time about 3.5 hrs.
From Pittsburgh/Morgantown:
Take I-79 to I-68 east. Follow I-68 into MD to Exit 22 at Comfort Inn. Turn right at the end of the exit ramp onto Chestnut Ridge Rd. Go about 3 miles to New Germany Rd. Turn L and go 2 miles to the New Germany State Park entrance on left. Travel time about 1 hr from Morgantown and 2 hrs from Pitt.



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Campsites -- New Germany's 39 campsites and 10 overflow sites offer a shaded, safe, peaceful setting for a family camping trip. A central bathhouse provides restrooms and showers, and purified water is available at several locations. Several sites can accommodate large motorhomes; however there are no electric, water, or sewer hook-ups.
Pets are permitted in the Pines Loop, sites 21-33.
The Alpine Lodge, a three-sided Adirondack-style shelter, is available as a campsite for 6 people.
Reservations for overnight facilities can be made by phone (1-888-432-CAMP) or visit http://reservations.dnr.state.md.us.
For current camping rates, visit www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/oc.asp
New Germany State Park features three unique shelters available for rental.

Tamarack -- This small shelter can hold 40 guests for your special event. It has electricity, picnic tables, and grills. It is the perfect site for small family reunions and birthday parties.
Tall Oaks -- This large shelter can comfortably seat up to 75 people. It has electricity and a large fireplace, as well as picnic tables. Weddings and family reunions are common here.


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New Germany is a popular place for Baltimore and Washington residents to enjoy a winter weekend. When snow conditions are right, park staff groom and track the trails for a first class skiing experience. The trails offer a challenge for skiers of all abilities, with a flat, open "turnpike" for beginners, and winding hillside trails for more experienced skiers.

On weekends and holidays, the Rec Hall will be open as a warming hut, where skiers can warm themselves by the wood stove and play games while enjoying a respite from the cold. Allegany Expeditions will offer ski rentals and lessons on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and holiday Mondays. For more information on their rates or hours, or to request a weekday rental, please contact them at 301-722-5170 or email jspn675-aeioffice@yahoo.com


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New Germany is a popular place for Baltimore and Washington residents to enjoy a winter weekend. When snow conditions are right, park staff groom and track the trails for a first class skiing experience. The trails offer a challenge for skiers of all abilities, with a flat, open "turnpike" for beginners, and winding hillside trails for more experienced skiers.

On weekends and holidays, the Rec Hall will be open as a warming hut, where skiers can warm themselves by the wood stove and play games while enjoying a respite from the cold. Allegany Expeditions will offer ski rentals and lessons on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and holiday Mondays. For more information on their rates or hours, or to request a weekday rental, please contact them at 301-722-5170 or email jspn675-aeioffice@yahoo.com


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Trails -- New Germany has ten miles of multi-use trails. The trails wind their way through dense hemlock forest, colorful mixed hardwoods, rhododendron-choked stream valleys and towering pine and spruce plantation sites. Most trails are wide enough for two-way traffic, although several offer a narrower path typical of most hiking trails. Hiking, trail-running and biking are the most popular activities throughout the year.
When snow is adequate, the park staff will groom and track the trail surface for skiing. Snowshoeing is permitted but snowshoe users must stay off the ski tracks. Please see our Winter Activities section for more information on skiing at New Germany.
Note: Motorized vehicles are not permitted on New Germany's trails.


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Trails -- New Germany has ten miles of multi-use trails. The trails wind their way through dense hemlock forest, colorful mixed hardwoods, rhododendron-choked stream valleys and towering pine and spruce plantation sites. Most trails are wide enough for two-way traffic, although several offer a narrower path typical of most hiking trails. Hiking, trail-running and biking are the most popular activities throughout the year.


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Swimming -- Swimming is available on the east beach. Lifeguards are on duty Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.
Lake Activities -- New Germany's 13-acre lake is the center of activity in the summer. Small boats paddle around, and swimmers splash in the guarded swimming area. Picnickers vie for a lakeside table to share a meal with their family.


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Boating -- Boats without gasoline motors are permitted on the lake year-round, although boat rental is only available during the summer. A boat ramp is available at no additional charge year-round. Rowboats, paddleboats, and open kayaks are available for rental during the summer season.


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snowshoe users and hikers give priority to skiers by keeping off ski tracks.




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