If you are looking for a new park to explore, we recommend checking out Gathland State Park in Burkittsville, Maryland. Gathland State Park is named after war correspondent George Alfred Townsend, who used the pen name “Gath” during the Civil War, and who lived on the property. The famed Appalachian Trail crosses this park which is rich in history and makes for an amazing day of exploring.


Gathland State Park is one of those parks rich in American history. Whether you just want a green place to explore, want to learn more about American history, or are hoping to meet someone tackling the Appalachian trail, Gatland State Park should be next on your list to explore.

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