About this cache:
Maryland was the seventh state to ratify the United States Constitution, and is nicknamed the Old Line State and the Free State. Its history as a border state has led it to exhibit characteristics of both the Northern and Southern regions of the United States.
For a small state, Maryland possesses a great variety of topography; hence its other nickname, "America in Miniature." It ranges from sandy dunes dotted with sea grass in the east, to low marshlands teeming with water moccasins and large bald cypress near the bay, to gently rolling hills of oak forest in the piedmont region, and mountain pine groves in the west.
The Cumberland Valley is a geographic region that lies between South Mountain and the Blue Ridge Mountains of central Pennsylvania and western Maryland, United States. The valley lies almost entirely within Cumberland and Franklin counties in Pennsylvania and Washington County, Maryland. South Mountain is the name given to the continuation of the Blue Ridge Mountains after they enter Maryland and extends into Pennsylvania. The Battle of South Mountain was an 1862 battle in the American Civil War fought near the southern end of the range. Elements of both armies moved from the Frederick area to the Antietam battlefield over the South Mountain. This area is rich with Civil War History.
Located in the Appalachian Mountains , Greenbrier is a multi-use park providing many kinds of recreation. The Appalachian Trail passes near the park. The 42-acre man-made lake and beach draw many visitors who enjoy geocaching, swimming, canoeing, hiking, picnicking and nature study. There is a fee to enter the park if you want the short walk.
* Park open 8 a.m. to sunset.
*Day Use Service Charges: Memorial Day Weekend-Labor Day - weekdays $3 per person, weekends/holidays $5 per person; Labor Day-Memorial Day Weekend $3 per vehicle; May and September weekends $3 per person. Out-of-state residents add $2 to all day use service charges.
* Seniors and disabled persons with pass and children in car seats are free.
* This park often fills up in the Summer. Be creative and look around for alternate parking. Makes the hike longer but well worth it.