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This is a very quiet 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 that is locked up.  It is semi-private with pine trees between a flat area and the roadway.  This is a great place to bike and walk in several directions and includes part of the

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This is a very quiet 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 that is locked up.  It is semi-private with pine trees between a flat area and the roadway.  This is a great place to bike and walk in several directions and includes part of the Braddock Trail. It would require a camper with your own running water and bath. My relations live next door if there are any dire needs. 

This location is in driving distance to many tourist attractions. Garrett County is a tri-state area with rich history in all directions. For example: Amish country is a 20 minute drive in Spring, PA, The Wisp 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.

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."    

from appalachianhistorydotnet

Campsite area
Bring your own vans, rv & motorhomes
No. of sites
3 bookable sites
RV details
Not specified
RV hookups
None
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 6 people per site
No potable water
Bring your own water
No fires
No toilet
Pack it out
Pets allowed
On leash
No showers
Pack it out
No picnic table
No wifi
Have a question? Send Amy a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 1 month out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Boating

Deep creek lake or rocky gap resort are 40 drives

Fishing

Little brown lake is 15 min drive

Hiking

New germany state park is 20 min drive

Horseback riding

Double g ranch is 40 min drive

Snow sports

The wisp resort is a 40 minute drive away

Swimming

Little brown lake or frostburg pool is 15 min away

Biking
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Braddock Trail View in Maryland.

Beach

New germany state park is 20 min drive

Cave

Laurel caverns in farmington, pa is 50 min drive

Forest

New germany state park is 20 min drive away

Lake

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

Swimming hole

Little brown lake is 15 min drive, frostburg pool is 15 min drive

Waterfall

Swallow falls, tolliver falls and muddy creek falls in oakland is 1 hr drive, niagara falls in gore, wv is 2 hr away

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Braddock Trail View
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