Washington Monument State Park
Named for the first completed monument dedicated to the memory of George Washington, Washington Monument State Park is located in Washington County, Maryland at the top of South Mountain. Citizens of Boonsboro erected the monument, a rugged stone tower, in 1827. Despite falling into disrepair at least twice, the monument has been restored and is now maintained by the Maryland Park Service.
The Park is ideal for hiking, picknicking, camping, bird watching, rental pavilions, and much more. It features a portion of the Appalachian Trail as well.
Photo by: David P. McMasters