Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Herrington Manor State Park
As some may remember from experience ,or history class, the Civilian Conservation Corps, or CCC, went to work to better America through conservation in every state and territory. that is how Herrington manor came to be. In the 30's, the came and dammed Herrington Creek, creating a lake. A park soon followed through this program. Herrington Manor was established as a state park in 1964 and offers visitors a variety of activities such as camping, swimming, fishing, boating, hiking, kayaking, picnicking, tennis, volleyball and 20 rental cabins. If you prefer something for the winter, never fear. Herrington manor also offers cross country skiing with 10 miles of trails into the adjoining state forest that are beginning to intermediate level. There is also a 5.5 mile trail that runs between Herrington Manor and Swallow Falls State Parks. The park trails are track-set when conditions allow.