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Greenbrier State Park, Boonsboro, MD (and Red Heifer Winery) 7-10-21

Washington County, Maryland is full of great parks and hiking trails to explore. You can also access the Appalachian Trail from Greenbrier.

Hiking the backside of the Greenbrier beach area, next to the dam.

Boomer cooling off after returning from the dam area.

Secluded entrance to the backside of Greenbrier State Park via Mt. Lena Road. It takes you up a long hill which is part of a dam and then gives you great views across to the beach area.

Panoramic view from across the beach on the backside of a trail.

Boomer cooling off in the grass!

Take One-Peter

This was a cool place to hike and perfect for Boomer as it's all shaded trails. If you take your dog, beware because the trails are pretty rocky and can be tough on their paws.

Take Two-Emily

We found Greenbrier State Park from online searching of where to go for the day. We had no idea it was so popular! When we got there, cars were lined up to get in. We also saw a sign that said, "No Pets." Rut row... we knew we couldn't go there as we had Boomer with us! The park ranger directed us to another area near the main entrance that we could go to with a dog so we accessed the trails off of Mt. Lena Road. If you only want to hike, we recommend going to that entrance as it's not crowded. If you want to go to the beach and water areas, go during the week as it's way crowded on the weekends!

Eat, Drink & Be Merry

We went to Red Heifer Winery nearby and had our charcuterie picnic. This is another small vineyard that we stumbled across and it was really nice. Super chill with nice views and the drive getting there was beautiful. We had a flight of four wines and all were good.

The Wrap

South Mountain and the areas nearby are great for hiking and camping. There are tons of trails to explore. If you want to hike part of the Appalachian Trail, you can do that, too. There are lots of wineries and breweries in the area to stop at afterwards.

We really liked the Catawba Rose and the Blueberry Red. Both great for summer wines.

A boy and his dog.

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