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Green Ridge State Forest, Flintstone

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Green Ridge State Forest is a state forest in Western Maryland. Approximately 46000acre in size, it is situated along Green Ridge and Town Hill in eastern Allegany County.
Camping, hiking, biking, fishing, and boating are all permitted in Green Ridge State Forest. Hunting is also permitted in the forest, and is the most common use.
There are many scenic overlooks, and relaxing spots along the Potomac River. The right of way of the abandoned Western Maryland Railway weaves in and out of the Green Ridge with numerous tunnels (Stickpile and Kesslers) and several massive bridges crossing the Potomac. The Green Ridge was the site of the former Mertens Apple Orchards, which were the largest orchards in the world in 1900. Nearby Hancock, Maryland is still the largest apple-producing area of Maryland. The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal parallels the Potomac River on the southern boundary of the Green Ridge Forest while Interstate 68 is considered for all practical purposes to be the northern boundary of the forest. Use our Flintstone trip planner to add Green Ridge State Forest and other attractions to your Flintstone vacation plans.
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  • Wonderful place for camping with family and friends. NIce dispersed primitive camping sites with plenty of space for folks who are loud and those who prefer the quiet. 
    Wonderful place for camping with family and friends. NIce dispersed primitive camping sites with plenty of space for folks who are loud and those who prefer the quiet.  more »
  • If you want to get away and go somewhere where there are trees and nature and not many people, Green Ridge State Forest offers 100 campsites. Each campsite is spread far apart, so you don't see your....  more
    If you want to get away and go somewhere where there are trees and nature and not many people, Green Ridge State Forest offers 100 campsites. Each campsite is spread far apart, so you don't see your....  more »
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  • Such an impressive State Forest. I'm always impressed by how truly remote/undeveloped this is. The roads are not for the faint of heart--some I would not attempt without a bigger vehicle/4-wheel drive.
  • Nice.

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