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Mountain Maryland Native Plant Festival

  • 05/13/2023
  • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • New Germany State Park

SAVE THE DATE!  Saturday May 13

8th annual Mountain Maryland Native Plant Festival

New Germany State Park in Garrett County

Discover the important connection between native plants, people, & wildlife!

  • A large variety of native plants & nature-themed artisan items for sale!
  • Scheduled programs & activities highlight native plants & biodiversity!
  • Local experts answer questions on native plants & other conservation topics!

The Maryland Native Plant Society is partnering with both New Germany and the Friends of New Germany State Park to sponsor this FREE event! The public is welcome to attend (no registration required) and your support of the vendors & organizations through your purchases is deeply appreciated! Only snacks & drinks available at the Lake House, so pack a picnic lunch! 

Driving Directions: 

From Baltimore: West on I-70 to Hancock. Pick up I-68 and travel through Cumberland, MD. Continue west to Exit 22. Enter the roundabout and take the fourth exit onto Chestnut Ridge Road. Pass the Comfort Inn and follow Chestnut Ridge Road for three miles to New Germany Road. Turn left and travel two miles to the New Germany State Park entrance on left. Travel time ~ three hours. Signs will direct you to parking for this special event. 

From Washington, D.C.: Take 270 north to Frederick, MD. Pickup I-70 west and follow directions above for Baltimore. Travel time ~ 3.5 hours.

From Pittsburgh, PA/Morgantown, WV: Take I-79 to I-68 east into Maryland to Exit 22 toward the Comfort Inn. Enter the roundabout and take the first exit onto Chestnut Ridge Road. Travel about three miles to New Germany Road. Turn left and travel to the New Germany State Park entrance on left. Travel time ~ one hour from Morgantown and 2 hours from Pittsburgh. Signs will direct you to parking for this special event. 

Additional information to follow as details become available. Questions? Phone the park office at 301-895-5453 or email Liz McDowell at lmcd.mnps@gmail.com



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