Welcome to the Take Me To The River –
Maryland Fracking Ban Celebration Website!

Come join us for a good time along our little bend in the river, meeting new friends, eating good food, playing in the park, making art,  hiking, walking, kids activities, good music, dancing and more! Whew!

Spring  is an amazing time in Friendsville! Our little town is only 90 minutes from Pittsburgh, 2 1/2 hours from Washington DC and Baltimore, 30 minutes from Morgantown, and 3 hours from Charleston WV.


General Event Info

Friendsville Community Park

Event 1 p.m. until 10 p.m.

Feel free to picnic and bring coolers.

Complete Event Schedule (not quite ready for prime time, stay tuned)
Facebook Event Page

Environment Trail 

Area Lodging
Directions to Friendsville
Help Spread The Word
Volunteer and get a free event  t-shirt



Friendsville was the second community to ban fracking after Mountain Lake Park.  Our community park sits in a gorgeous bowl known by early Native American visitors as “The Hunter’s Bowl”. Come join us for a celebration!

Trout Fishing on the Youghiogheny River.

Visit Friendsville Website

Our small town is situated on a wild and scenic river with a beautiful trail that extends up into the wild gorge. Come and stay for the day or the weekend and explore not only Friendsville but other natural wonders in Garett County’s State Parks and Forests, and the resort of Deep Creek Lake. Don’t miss Swallow Falls and other scenic attractions.

Friendsville is just off I-68

Swim, fish, hike or even go whitewater rafting or river floating.

Muddy Creek Falls in Swallow Falls State Park.

Rafting on the Upper Yough River in Friendsville.

Celebration Venue

The Community Park is situated in fertile river bottom in what was known by the early Native Americans as ‘The Hunter’s Bowl’. There is plenty of parking in the park and nearby.

There is a large playground.

Fitness trail

Volleyball Courts|,
paved handicapped accessible riverside loop trail,
Tennis Courts

Lots of frisbee space!

Directions to Friendsville