Favorite Posts of 2016 : Visiting Swallow Falls State Park

This post ran in June and I have updated it with some winter photos! It was one of the most viewed posts of 2016 on ISBAA. Enjoy!


There is nothing more invigorating than to visit Swallow Falls State Park on a warm summer day and stand next to the crashing 53-foot tall Muddy Creek Falls.

Muddy Creek is one of three waterfalls in this state park in Garrett County. The Youghiogheny River flows along the park’s borders. The park also features more than 60 wooded campsites in addition to picnicking areas. For more information on the park, please visit the park’s website. (see second photo below) Continue reading

A Very Cool Thought on a Very Warm Day : Swallow Falls State Park, Maryland.


Hopefully  watching this video for a few seconds should take the sting out a a very warm day! Enjoy… – It is refreshing to visit Swallow Falls State Park on a warm summer day and stand next to the crashing 53-foot tall Muddy Creek Falls. Muddy Creek is one of three waterfalls in this state park in Garrett County. The Youghiogheny River flows along the park’s borders.

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Toliver Falls, Swallow Falls State Park, Maryland

 Photo by Rob Paine/Deep Creek Images/Copyright 2016
Photo by Rob Paine/Deep Creek Images/Copyright 2016

Toliver Falls is the smallest featured waterfall at Swallow Falls State Park in Western Maryland but in my opinion it is the most photogenic of the three major falls in the park. Western Maryland has some beautiful landscapes to photograph but this park is the best.  These photos were taken during a visit last month. (please see second photo below)

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Top Five Posts of 2015 : Loss of an Old Friend : The Old Barn on Mayhew Inn Road, #2

In my year end series of the top 5 most viewed blog posts on this site, photos of one of my favorite landmarks at Deep Creek Lake comes in at number 2. Enjoy! Rob

Photo by Rob Paine/Copyright 2015
The Old Barn in Better Days in January 2010. Photo by Rob Paine/Copyright 2015

I learned this morning via the Deep Creek Times and then The Republican Newspaper that the roof of a beloved historical Garrett County (MD) landmark, the old barn on Mayhew Inn Road finally succumbed to the elements this month.  The Republican link includes an up to date photo taken by another local photographer of the fully collapsed roof. (please see more photos below) Continue reading