Oakland is located in Garrett County 64 miles southwest of Cumberland along US 219 near the West Virginia state line in extreme western Maryland. Outdoor opportunities abound in Oakland. Herrington Manor State Park, five miles north, offers both summer and winter activities, including cross-country skiing and hiking. Near the confluence of Muddy Creek and the Youghiogheny River, Swallow Falls State Park is home to the state's largest waterfall; Muddy Creek Falls.
Covering some 600 acres, Cranesville Sub-Arctic swamp was formed during the ice age. Due to the high elevation and cool climate, the swamp contains vegetation normally found in the arctic regions. The boardwalk through the bog is open during the dry season, in the summer and fall.
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02/23 Coming to The area
West Virginia Strawberry Festival Buckhannon WV May15-19 The Festival is a unique, traditional celebration to promote the strawberry harvest. Enthusiastic volunteers provide good, family style entertainment that offers exciting educational and cultural events for everyone.
Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival Harrisonburg VA June9-16 The Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival is a week-long summer music festival devoted to promoting an appreciation and understanding of the music of Bach and a featured composer, country, era or people.
Mountainfest Morgantown WV July24-28
Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival Wheeling WV July26-28 Bocce tournament, pasta exhibit, wine competition, entertainment.
Shippensburg Corn Festival Shippensburg PA August31 The downtown main streets are closed to vehicular traffic and transformed into a huge street fair for the day.