By Barbara Radcliffe Rogers, Stillman D. Rogers

A charming examine one of many country's so much visited areas, together with Maryland, Washington, DC, and Virginia's japanese Shore. outside lovers love this sector, which bargains crusing, swimming, climbing and extra. In summer time you will find crabfests in quiet beach cities and boaters plying the waters. Fall bargains wonderful colours around the hills. iciness attracts a distinct crowd, person who relishes hidden hillside retreats. as with any experience publications, this new addition makes a speciality of objectives for the lively vacationer - mountaineering, snowboarding, rafting, biking and extra. city and neighborhood maps. totally listed.

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10 to $20 $$$ . . . . . . . . . . . Over $30 Garrett County olling mountains drop into deep valleys IN THIS CHAPTER cut by creeks, creating some surprisingly steep roads in this westernmost county. Al- n Grantsville though many eastern Marylanders have never n Oakland seen this part of their state, it is well known to n McHenry fishermen, hikers and especially to white-wa- n Swanton ter enthusiasts, who travel from all over the continent to test their mettle on the Youghiogheny River, known almost universally as “the Yough” (pronounced “Yock”).

FISHING LICENSES You can buy fishing licenses at most general stores in the area, at park headquarters, and at the liquor store at I-68 Exit 24. With your license, get a copy of the state Sportfishing Guide, which lists special regulation areas as well as stocked streams. Maryland has three free fishing days each year, for freshwater areas only. One is always July 4, the others in early June. Herrington Manor State Park has a 53-acre lake that the state keeps stocked with trout. The boat launch is convenient and they have boat rentals.

Nowhere will you find a more relaxed, low-pressure group of people; they are friendly, upbeat and genuinely happy to talk to visitors. Workshops include a teddy-bear maker, bird carver, potter, blacksmith, basket maker, spinner and weaver, forged iron worker, herbalist and others. The basket maker and potter are especially skillful at blending old techniques with creative, fresh designs. The oldest building, from 1775, is two stories tall, with a slate painter and bird carver in residence. Most of the buildings have placards telling their origins, and two are of particular interest.

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