Introduction To Quest
Take a self-guided walking tour of New Germany State Park to learn about the park's history.
The quest is available anytime, as long as the activity booklet is printed in advance. However, passport stamps must be obtained at the Ranger Station, which is open daily, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Printed activity booklets are also available at the Ranger Station if needed. The quest begins at the New Germany Lake House (403 McAndrews Hill Road, Grantsville, Maryland). Please be aware there is no cell phone service at New Germany State Park. A pay phone is available at 474 McAndrews Hill Road, Grantsville, Maryland (across the road from New Germany Lake).
Families are encouraged to print the activity booklet in advance. Weekdays are less busy than weekends, but this quest can be completed at any time.
New Germany State Park’s visitors frequently call it a “best kept secret.” This mountain gem is nestled between the 2,900 ft. Big Savage Mountain to the east and the eastern Continental Divide along Meadow Mountain to the west. Named by early settlers due to its resemblance to their homeland, New Germany has diverse forests with ten miles of multi-use trails and a small lake suitable for fishing, swimming, and non-motorized boating. This park also offers lodging in historic log cabins, camping, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and more.
New Germany State Park
349 Headquarters Lane
Grantsville, MD 21536
Directions to New Germany State Park
580 Taylor Ave, Annapolis MD 21401