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Near Flintstone in Allegany County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Twin Oaks Trail

 
 
Twin Oaks Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 8, 2016
1. Twin Oaks Trail Marker
Inscription.

This trail allows the hiker to experience Green Ridge State Forest in miniature. The trail follows ridges and valleys along mountain streams and crosses open fields. One section of the trail opens up into an expansive view of Town Hill and the 15-Mile Creek valley. The hiker will pass through hardwood and pine forests that consist of a wide variety of trees, shrubs, wildflowers and wildlife.

The trail is named after the Twin Oaks Schoolhouse, built around 1887. It is the last standing one-room schoolhouse, of approximately 20 schoolhouses, that once existed within the State Fores boundaries. Now privately owned, the Schoolhouse is located near the trail at the intersection of Double Pine road and Old Cumberland Road.

Trail Information
[Not transcribed]

"The mountains are calling, and I must go." — John Muir
 
Erected by Maryland State Highway Administration Recreation Trail Grant Program.
 
Location. 39° 39.906′ N, 78° 26.568′ W. Marker is near Flintstone, Maryland, in Allegany County. Marker is on Headquarters Drive 0.3 miles west of M. V. Smith Road NE, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at the Green Ridge State Forest Headquarters information

Markers at the Green Ridge State Forest Information Kiosk image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
2. Markers at the Green Ridge State Forest Information Kiosk
kiosk, located near the scenic overlook southwest of I-68 Exit 64. Marker is at or near this postal address: 28700 Headquarters Drive NE, Flintstone MD 21530, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Long Pond Trail (here, next to this marker); Log Roll Trail (a few steps from this marker); Pine Lick Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); John Mash Jr. (within shouting distance of this marker); Town Hill Overlook (approx. 3.2 miles away); “The Warrior’s Path” (approx. 7 miles away); Breaking Through a Mountain (approx. 8 miles away); West Virginia (Morgan County) / Maryland (approx. 8.8 miles away in West Virginia). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Flintstone.
 
Also see . . .
1. Green Ridge State Forest. (Submitted on July 17, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. One-Room Schoolhouse Center. (Submitted on July 17, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. EducationEnvironmentMan-Made Features
 
Schoolhouse Photo on Twin Oaks Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, circa 1920
3. Schoolhouse Photo on Twin Oaks Trail Marker
Courtesy Allegany County Board of Education
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 17, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 17, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 93 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 17, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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