seneca creek state park

October 23, 2020 | Nicolle Schorchit

Ready for Fall? Use these Fall Foliage Maps to Prepare

Fall foliage in Montgomery County is currently in the midpoint range, but nearing its peak, according to this week’s Fall Foliage Report by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. “The spectrum of autumnal colors is quickly emerging in full splendor in Montgomery County,” Seasonal Ranger Ryan Keller for Seneca Creek State Park reported. Maples, hickories, […]

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June 5, 2020 | Mira Varghese

Off-Duty Fire and Rescue Captain and His Wife Save Life of Eight-Year Old Girl

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service Captain John Peppel and his wife Tina saved the life of an eight-year old girl Thursday while hiking in Seneca Creek State Park. According to the Montgomery County Fire Fighters Charitable Foundation, Peppel, who was off duty, and his wife were hiking when they saw the young girl struggling […]

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March 31, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Orden Ejecutiva: Sí Puede Hacer Ejercicio al Aire Libre

Todavía puede salir al exterior para hacer ejercicio, de acuerdo con la orden “Quedarse en Casa” del gobernador Larry Hogan, anunciada el lunes. Hogan emitió la orden que exige a los residentes de Maryland a que no abandonen sus hogares a menos que sea por una razón o actividad esencial, esto con el fin de […]

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March 31, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

You Can Still Go Outside for Exercise Under the ‘Stay at Home’ Order

You can still go outside for exercise, according to Gov. Larry Hogan’s Stay at Home order announced Monday.  Hogan issued the order to tell Marylanders not to leave their homes unless it is for an essential reason/activity in order to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Outdoor exercise is an essential activity under the order.  […]

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March 20, 2020 | Veronica Canales

Five Montgomery County Hikes To Get You Away From Crowds

As the Coronavirus sweeps over the country, many are encouraged to practice social distancing. If you’re in need of some fresh air, here are some local hiking trails in Montgomery County where you can get away from the crowd. Billy Goat Trail Located in Potomac, Billy Goat Trail offers views to the Chesapeake and Ohio […]

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October 22, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Rescue Workers Retrieve Submerged Car From Seneca Creek

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services (MCFRS) workers retrieved a car that was submerged in Seneca Creek on Tuesday morning. According to Pete Piringer, spokesperson for MCFRS, a recreational boater discovered the vehicle at the bottom of the creek before 8:10 a.m. It was close to boat dock near Riley’s Lock and Seneca Landing Park. […]

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June 10, 2019 | Sara Chernikoff

Blair Witch Video Game To Be Released in August

A ‘Blair Witch’ inspired game is coming to Xbox One and PC Aug. 30. The 1999 horror film, Blair Witch Project was shot at Seneca Creek State Park in Montgomery County as well as in Burkittsville, a historic town in Frederick County. “This brand new first-person psychological horror game will return players to the dreadful […]

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June 19, 2018 | Staff Writer

Human Remains Found in Germantown Park

The remains of a teenaged boy were found in Seneca Creek State Park in Germantown and Montgomery County police hope someone can help identify the body.  The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has ruled this death a homicide, police said Tuesday.  Detectives found the body in a shallow grave in the park in early […]

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January 23, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Fire and Rescue Crews Rescue Kayaker Stuck on Ice

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services were called in early Tuesday to help a kayaker who was reportedly stuck on ice at Seneca Creek State Park. Pete Piringer, spokesperson for MCFRS, posted about the rescue on Twitter. According to his Tweets, MCFRS swift water crews responded to the 11900 block of Clopper Road in Gaithersburg […]

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November 21, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for Nov. 21 in Montgomery County

Here’s five things to know today, Nov. 21, in Montgomery County: 1. Thanksgiving Travel: National gas prices begin to decline, travel this week is expected to hit 12-year high. 2. Turkey Giveaway: The Mercy Seat Chapel in Washington Grove is providing turkeys to families in need today. 3. Interfaith Thanksgiving Services:  Two interfaith Thanksgiving services are taking place tonight; […]

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