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South Mountain Recreation Area Releases All-New "Adventure Guide" - CVB Hosting Online Guide

South Mountain Recreation Area Releases All-New "Adventure Guide" - CVB Hosting Online Guide

Hagerstown, Maryland - "Swim, Boat, Bike, Camp, Explore," are the words you'll find on the cover of the 2010 South Mountain Recreation Area Adventure Guide now available for visitors to the Area's parks.
The new, full-color guide includes up-to-date information on each of the South Mountain Recreation Area's seven parks, gorgeous photography, illustrated maps and lots of fun tips for getting the most out of your adventure.
Dan Spedden, State Park Manager, said, "The Adventure Guide is the park's most useful promotional tool. It gets people excited about their upcoming visit; it provides trail maps, hunting maps, safety advice, hiking tips, and a valuable history lesson. I can't imagine meeting the needs of over a half-million visitors annually without the convenience and efficiency of the Adventure Guide."
The Adventure Guide underwent a full renovation this year by RidgeRunner Publishing - the publishers of Hagerstown Magazine - to be more user-friendly, illustrate the beauty of the parks, and give advertisers a better value. "This project had meaning for us - we wanted to heighten visitors' awareness of each of the parks and gently remind them of their environmental impact. Leave No Trace is an important Maryland initiative, and key to preserving the beauty of these treasures," said Kate Rader, Owner & Publisher of RidgeRunner Publishing.
The South Mountain Recreation Area is comprised of four state parks, a state battlefield, and a portion of the Appalachian Trail. Greenbrier State Park features 162 campsites, a 42-acre man-made lake and beach and receives over 290,000 of the Area's 600,000 visitors each year. Washington Monument State Park is named for the first completed monument dedicated to the memory of George Washington and Gathland State Park is home to the only memorial to Civil War Correspondents.
The Adventure Guide is free and available at all four state parks in the South Mountain Recreation Area, or you can view an interactive Flash version sponsored by and hosted on the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau's website at www.marylandmemories.org. For more information on the Guide or any of the parks, please contact State Park Manager Dan Spedden at 301-791-4656 or DSPEDDEN@dnr.state.md.us.

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