The Trees of Swallow Falls

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Trees of Swallow Falls
For those who have access to Western MD, Swallow Falls State Park is just one of those places that simply must be seen.  In a previous post, I shared why I loved the park so much, but I concentrated solely on the beautiful falls and cascades in the park.  Now I'd like to return to the park and let you see something of the trees. Swallow Falls boasts the oldest White Pine and Eastern Hemlock trees in MD. Some of them are over 360 years old.  That alone makes the park somewhat unique, but beyond that, it's so green!  Even fallen trees become covered with moss that make attractive forest scenes.  The main trail is only about a mile long, but you can take other trails that follow the Youghiogheny River.  I highly recommend those trails alongside the main trail.  For the best experience, especially during the summer months, I recommend getting there early.  The place fills up with sunbathers and swimmers by mid-day, and while its always fun to swim in the river, I love to have that time alone with nature to start the day.

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Trees of Swallow Falls
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Trees of Swallow Falls
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Trees of Swallow Falls
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Trees of Swallow Falls
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Trees of Swallow Falls
 

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  1. It’s my favorite place for tourism and usually I like to
    go there during summer vacations. Last time I went there before my grand canyon tour from
    los angeles
    . I visit this State park because it has three waterfalls
    and many hiking trails. These falls add beauty in this park. And you would find
    these falls quite bigger than your expectations. This park has also got the Certificate
    of Excellence 2014.

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