The Maryland Geocaching Society invites everyone to join us on Saturday, October 5th at 10:30 am for the Maryland Geocaching Society Fall Picnic 2013.
We would like to invite everyone who has an interest in the hobby of geocaching to come and join us. You do not have to be a member of the MGS to attend, everyone is welcome! New to the game? New to the area? Visiting from out of town? Feel free to join us at Herrington Manor State Park in Oakland, MD.
Located within Garrett State Forest in Garrett County, Herrington Manor State Park's development began in the 1930's with the aid of the Civilian Conservation Corps. A 53-acre lake was formed by damming Herrington Creek, and ten cabins were erected on a wooded knoll above the lake.
Herrington Manor was designated as a state park in 1964, and encompasses 365 acres. The park offers swimming, canoeing, kayaking, picnicking, hiking, tennis, volleyball and 20 furnished log cabins for rental use year round. Interpretive programs are scheduled during the summer; and popular special events such as maple syrup demonstrations and apple butter making are held in the spring and fall of the year.
Herrington Manor State Park offers two accessible cabins, a visitors' center, concession stand and picnic sites, a path to the swimming beach, and a fishing pier.
Since the picnic will be at an indoor venue there will be no grills, so potluck items will need to be "prepared", something not required to be cooked. We will have access to the kitchen so things can be warmed but no major cooking is planned.
There will be new caches placed for the event and also a night before bonfire event that will be published soon. If you plan on camping at Herrington Manor or nearby Swallow Falls, be sure to reserve your spot using Reserve America online.
Our tentative schedule for the day:
10:00am - Setup
10:30am to 5:00pm - Caching, Poker Run, 50/50, GPSr Raffle Winner Announced, Eating, Games, Socializing.
Please bring a prepared dish to share and post a "Will Attend" log if you are planning to attend. The event will be held rain or shine! Hope to see you there!
Since Herrington Manor is a Maryland State Park, there is an entry fee of $3/person and for out-of-state residents $5/person.