Welcome to the very historic and well known Braddock Trail near George Washington's Fort Cumberland! This particular campsite is a picturque place to relax in the rural Appalachian mountains in Western Maryland beside the historic Braddock Trail. This is 1 acre of a grassy hill with a fixer upper house and yard that is locked up. It is semi-private with pine trees between a
Welcome to the very historic and well known Braddock Trail near George Washington's Fort Cumberland! This particular campsite is a picturque place to relax in the rural Appalachian mountains in Western Maryland beside the historic Braddock Trail. This is 1 acre of a grassy hill with a fixer upper house and yard that is locked up. It is semi-private with pine trees between a camping area and the roadway. This is a great place to bike and walk in several directions and includes part of the Braddock Trail. If you walk across the road and up the road beside the red barn you are on the Braddock Trail (see below for history). There is an unknown soldier grave on the Southeast side of the pond. Further up the hill at the graveyard you can see for miles in all directions and view windmills in MD and PA. This sites does not currently have running water. Tent pitching, camp fires and electric hook up for charging batteries are allowed/available. The area does have need of painting and upkeep. A few neighbors have dogs and if barking becomes an issues please text me and I will contact neighbors. I cannot do much about the occasional motor bike noises though. Please do not venture off the property onto someone elses or encourage any animal onto the property. The property line is near the trees surrounding the area. The area is secure with minimal risk of theft.
This location is in driving distance to many tourist attractions. Garrett County is higher elevation and can get colder than all other surrounding areas. It is a tri-state area with rich history in all directions. For example: Amish country is a 20 minute drive in Springs, PA, The Wisp Ski Resort, Waterfall sites, The C&O Canal and train rides in Cumberland, MD and Hampshire County, WV where bald eagle watching is common to name just a few. One mile away on Long Stretch there is a decent Pizza shop and fire wood sales. Refunds are not possible when campers fail to show...except for special situations.
Additional historic information:
"In 1755, during the French & Indian War, British General Edward Braddock of the Coldstream Guards led a 2,100-man army from the Washington DC area to what was then Fort Cumberland. The troops intended to dislodge the French from Fort Dusquesne on the “Forks of the Ohio” (now Pittsburgh) roughly 100 miles away.
Braddock had received important assistance from Benjamin Franklin, who helped procure wagons and supplies for the expedition. Setting out from Fort Cumberland on May 29, 1755, the expedition faced an enormous logistical challenge: moving a large body of men with equipment, provisions, and (most importantly for the task ahead) heavy cannon, across the densely wooded Allegheny Mountains and into western Pennsylvania.
Braddock’s aide, Captain Robert Orme, duly recorded the army’s 30 wagons, 400 horses, siege artillery and tons of supplies. Braddock built a road over Wills Mountain, across the Cumberland Narrows, continuing over Haystack Mountain through (what was not yet) the Dingle, close to Nemacolin’s path, and ending ultimately in Great Meadow, near Union Town, PA.
By the time he was ready to leave his 4th camp, Braddock acknowledged the ongoing challenge posed by advancing such a massive retinue, and so took a young George Washington’s advice and created a flying column, “leaving the heavy artillery and baggage behind to follow by easy stages under Colonel Dunbar,” according to the General Braddock’s 5th Camp Maryland Historical Road Marker.
Among the wagoners, incidentally, were two young men who would later become legends of American history: Daniel Boone, and Daniel Morgan.
Braddock met defeat east of Fort Duquesne and was fatally wounded. He was buried in the middle of the road he built and his soldiers marched over the grave in hopes of concealing its location from the Indians.
More than 150 years after Braddock’s march to his disastrous fate, John Kennedy Lacock, a Harvard Professor hailing from Amity, PA, led an expedition to retrace the original route of Braddock’s Road. Lacock spent countless days scouring the countryside and was able to identify the exact path of Braddock’s march."
- Check in: After 12PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Flexible
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 1 month out
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Deep Creek Lake or Rocky Gap Resort are 40 drives
Little Brown Lake is 15 min drive
New Germany State Park is 20 min drive
Double G Ranch is 40 min drive
The Wisp Resort is a 40 minute drive away
Little Brown Lake or Frostburg Pool is 15 min away
Natural features you'll find at Braddock Trail View in Maryland.
New Germany State Park is 20 min drive
Laurel Caverns in Farmington, PA is 50 min drive
New Germany State Park is 20 min drive away Savage River State Forrest is 10 miles away
Little Brown Lake is 15 min away Deep Creek Lake is 40 min away Rocky Gap Resort is 30 min drive
River, stream, or creek
Casselman River and Fishing (req lic) is 10 min drive
Little Brown Lake is 15 min drive, Frostburg Pool is 15 min drive
Swallow Falls, Tolliver Falls and Muddy Creek Falls in Oakland is 1 hr drive, Niagara Falls in Gore, WV is 2 hr away
There are horse riding ranches within driving distance
There is a fairly long driveway that will park at least 5 cars
The vibe at Braddock Trail View
Places to see near Braddock Trail View
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
Amy’s campsite was the perfect location for our trip. Minutes from the state forest, and minutes into frostburg, made it very convenient. Amy was very helpful answering our questions about the area and she left us homemade treats, a first aid kit and citronella candle at the campsite. Although we couldn’t utilize the fire pit due to windy conditions, it would be a great spot to hangout with friends next time we visit.
While at the state forest we saw countless deer, a lot of turkeys and 5 bears. The views are also incredible in the area. We will definitely be back.
Although we did not get to meet her in person, Amy was very responsive and polite through message. We got in very late but she was still available to message and gave us a clear idea of how long we would be able to reach her should we need help. The driveway was a bit hard to see in the dark but once we found it we were good. I would recommend raking the grass. The grass was freshly mowed and the trimmings were left, making it a bit itchy and messy. Our biggest issue with our visit was the lack of fire-pit/fire safe space, which is a major reason why we chose this listing. We found what looked like the fire pit in the photos but it was deconstructed and very overgrown with weeds. When we tried to clear some space, we found what appeared to be a carpet or carpet pad underneath the debris, so we were uncomfortable with having a fire after all. This was a disapointment to us as we were looking forward to relaxing next to the fire after a long day of hiking. Some of our group heard/saw a person walk up to their tent with a dog and flashlight, who then proceeded to shine the flashlight at their tent. This made them a bit uncomfortable. It was a clear night so we had a great view of the stars though, and the morning was perfect. If you're looking for a quick place to crash, this may be your spot.