Fall for Frederick: Discovering the Catoctin Mountain Area

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Travel north on US15, Maryland's portion of the Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Scenic Byway, and discover scenic beauty, outdoor recreation, history, and heritage in Northern Frederick County.

In October 2012, GM and Driving the Northeast provided us with a Cadillac Escalade Hybrid loaner car to explore this National Scenic Byway.  With our new wheels, we took to the road to explore Frederick’s Catoctin Mountain region.  Getting there, we discovered, was half the fun!

Covering 38.5 miles, a modern roadway runs along the eastern side of Catoctin Mountain through Frederick County, Maryland.  North of Frederick, Maryland, US15 heads toward the Catoctin Mountain area.  Along this route, visitors can experience Cunningham Falls Park and Catoctin Mountain Park, historic sites, farms and orchards, scenic beauty, vibrant towns, and outdoor fun.

For more information, discover 15 must-see sites on US15 on our "15-on-15" page.