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Greenbrier State Park

Explore the Nooks and Crannies Of Greenbrier State Park

Greenbrier State Park in South Mountain, Maryland is a gorgeous multi-use park, which features a 42 acre man-made lake, a variety of wildlife habitats, and has a rich geological past, the remnants of which can be seen today in the form of mountain stones and rocky outcrops. Taking a family trip here enables one to enjoy the best of nature as well as adventurous activities. There are many Greenbrier State Park hotels outside the premises and cabins on them, so you can easily tailor your vacation to your comfort.
Best Hiking Trails in Greenbrier State Park

Best Hiking Trails in Greenbrier State Park

Avid hikers will love their stay at the park, especially those staying at one of the Greenbrier State Park cabins, which are in close proximity to the picturesque trails spread out all over the premises.

  • 1. Big Red Trail

    This 4.6mi. trail, which passes a lake, offers a good mix of uphill, downhill, flat, and rocky terrain.

  • 2. Appalachian Trail to Monument Knob

    This is a 6.1mi. trail that goes through a forest. In addition to being suitable for hikers, the trail is also ideal for bird-watchers and nature enthusiasts.

  • 3. Greenbrier State Park to Washington Monument Loop and Appalachian Trail

    Located near Boonsboro, this 12mi. trail allows hikers to see the lake, which is ideal for swimming. The trail also gives access to the Visitors' Center. Dogs are allowed on this trail but owners have to ensure that they are kept on a leash at all times.

Best Family Activities in Greenbrier State Park

Best Family Activities in Greenbrier State Park

Families can enjoy fishing, boating, sunbathing, and swimming. For the most leisurely stay, consider renting one of the comfortable Greenbrier State Park cabins for the duration of your trip.

  • 1. Fishing

    The Greenbrier State Park's man-made lake is ideal for engaging in some fishing with your little ones, as you can easily catch bluegill, largemouth bass, or trout. Fishing enthusiasts should, however, remember that it is imperative to have a Maryland Angler’s Licence for all those who are over 16 years old. It is not permitted to use live minnow for fishing in the lake.

  • 2. Picnicking

    The park is ideal for picnicking, and there are grills and picnic tables located in the day-use area for visitors' convenience. Families can also rent one of the four lakefront gazebos.

  • 3. Camping

    One of the best ways to enjoy a family weekend at the park is to go camping, especially if you want to enjoy a closer-to-nature holiday. The park has 165 campsites, of which 40 have electric hookups, that come equipped with a parking area, fire ring, table, as well as bathhouses with hot showers.