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Backpacker Magazine – May 2000

Maryland's Savage River State Forest

hen it comes to sheer ability to alter a landscape and shock the human senses, you can't beat the May blooms of a mountain laurel thicket.

by: Bill Burnham

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Getting There: From Cumberland, take I-68 west to exit 22. Turn left onto Chestnut Ridge Road and go 3 miles to New Germany Road. Turn left and drive 2 miles to the ranger station.

Prime Time: May, June.

Guides: A large-scale topo map of Garrett County ($5), is available at the Savage River State Forest office.

Contact: Savage River State Forest, (301) 895-5759.


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