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Catoctin Mountain Park

  • Catoctin Mountain Park

    Catoctin Mountain Park

    Located near Thurmont, Maryland in Northern Frederick County, Catoctin Mountain Park is part of the National Park Service system. The park offer a wealth of scenery, wildlife, wildflowers, historic buildings, hiking trails, scenic drives, camping, and fly-fishing. The presidential retreat Camp David, which is closed to the public, is located within Catoctin Mountain Park’s boundaries. It offers a private, secluded place for recreation, contemplation, rest, and relaxation for the president.

    Photos Courtesy of Tourism Council of Frederick County and John Kinnaird
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  • Fall Foliage

    Fall Foliage

    Enjoy the scenic countryside of Big Hunting Creek as you travel to destinations in the northern part of Frederick County. This creek was one of the first streams in the state to be stocked with trout. It has been popular with angling Presidents, noted authors, fly fishing enthusiasts and park visitors who enjoy viewing trout in a natural mountain setting.

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City of Thurmont

  • Colorfest

    Colorfest

    Each fall, the quaint town of Thurmont welcomes about 100,000 to Catoctin Colorfest. This event began in 1963 as a nature walk, but quickly evolved into a juried Arts & Crafts Show featuring 350 well known and respected artists from the across the United States.

    Photo Courtesy of John Kinnaird
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  • Thurmont

    Thurmont

    Thurmont, located in northern Frederick County, Maryland, is known as the “gateway to the mountains.” It is nearby the presidential retreat, Camp David, and has a population of just over 6,000, according to the 2010 U.S. Census. This scenic mountain city has served as a retreat and popular visitor destination for decades.

    Photo Courtesy of John Kinnaird
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  • Thurmont Town Square

    Thurmont Town Square

    Thurmont, located in northern Frederick County, Maryland, is known as the “gateway to the mountains.” It is nearby the presidential retreat, Camp David, and has a population of just over 6,000, according to the 2010 U.S. Census. This scenic mountain city has served as a retreat and popular visitor destination for decades. Mechanicstown Square Park offers visitors a gazebo, fountain, chess and checker board tables, and benches.

    Photo Courtesy of John Kinnaird

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Covered Bridges

  • Bridges

    Bridges

    Frederick County is home to three covered bridges that are part of a self-guided driving tour brochure available from the Tourism Council of Frederick County, 19 East Church Street, Frederick, 301-644-4047.

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  • Winter Bridges

    Winter Bridges

    First constructed circa 1848, the Loy's Station Covered bridge is on Old Frederick Road, just south of Rt. 77. Although it has been structurally modified and rebuilt, the bridge's original timbers remain throughout the 90-foot long structure crossing Owens Creek, and features a multiple Kingpost design.

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Cunningham Falls State Park

  • Catoctin Furnace

    Catoctin Furnace

    In operation from 1776 to 1903, the Catoctin Iron Furnace was a community in itself. Founders, miners, clerks, charcoal makers, storekeepers, teamsters, and others came together under the iron master's supervision. This historic site features a furnace stack, the iron master's manor house ruins, and a self-guided trail.

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  • Cunningham Falls

    Cunningham Falls

    Cunningham Falls State Park, located in the Catoctin Mountains, is known for its history and scenic beauty, as well as its 78-foot cascading waterfall. The Falls are located one half mile from the lake in the Houck Area, and can be reached via the Falls Trail.

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  • Lake Area

    Lake Area

    The Cunningham Falls State Park, located west of Thurmont, is named for its 78-foot cascading waterfall. The area offers hiking, swimming, hunting, fishing, picnicking, boating, playgrounds, nine camper cabins, and 171 campsites in two areas available seasonally.

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Camp David

  • Camp David

    Camp David

    Located in Catoctin Mountain Park in Frederick County, Maryland, Camp David has offered American presidents an opportunity for solitude and tranquility, as well as an ideal place to host foreign leaders.

    Photo Courtesy of John Kinnaird
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Religious Retreats in Northern Frederick County

  • Grotto of Lourdes

    Grotto of Lourdes

    The Grotto of Lourdes, nestled in the glorious foothills of the Catoctin Mountains, is a peaceful place to relax and reflect.

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  • Seton Shrine

    Seton Shrine

    Home of the first American born Saint, Elizabeth Ann Seton, the Seton Shrine offers self-guided tours of the grounds including a video presentation depicting her life and accomplishments. A tour with museum docents of the original 1770's farmhouse and the colonial style "White House" (built in 1809) that served as her home as well as a tour of the beautiful basilica dedicated to her memory await visitors.

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  • Seton Shrine

    Seton Shrine

    The Basilica at the National Shrine of Elizabeth Ann Seton is a religious and historic site honoring the first American-born canonized saint, Elizabeth Ann Seton.

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Catoctin Wildlife Preserve & Zoo

  • Catoctin Wildlife Preserve & Zoo

    Catoctin Wildlife Preserve & Zoo

    Catoctin Wildlife Preserve & Zoo is located in Thurmont, Maryland and offers hundreds of exotic animals on 50 naturally wooded acres. Delaney’s Japanese Koi Pond is one of the most admired special exhibits in the Catoctin Wildlife Preserve.

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Downtown Frederick – Shopping – Dining – Architecture

  • Winter City Hall

    Winter City Hall

    Frederick’s historic buildings are beautiful in any weather. Courthouse Square is home to various sculptures, including busts of Maryland’s first governor Thomas Johnson, and Supreme Court Justice Roger B. Taney.

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  • Dining

    Dining

    Frederick County is home to hundreds of restaurants and eateries, offering diners the freshest local ingredients, world-class cuisine and ambiance, Maryland-style fare, and international cuisine.

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  • Holiday Shopping

    Holiday Shopping

    Regardless of season, weather, or day of the week, shopping remains a steady and significant attraction in Frederick County.

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  • New Market

    New Market

    New Market is the Antiques Capital of Maryland. Featured within this town are quaint restaurants and over 25 antique and specialty shops with a variety of merchandise.

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  • Shab Row

    Shab Row

    Referred to as Shab Row, this quaint section of Everedy Square offers a unique shopping experience in beautifully renovated 19th century buildings.

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  • Shopping

    Shopping

    Downtown Frederick Maryland’s 50-block historic district offers more than 100 stores specializing in a diverse array of goods including antiques, clothing, gifts, outdoor gear, toys, jewelry, chocolates, furniture, fine home accessories, and more.

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  • Shopping

    Shopping

    More than 150 specialty shops, art galleries and restaurants can be found in bustling Downtown Frederick. One of the region's premiere arts and entertainment districts, historic Downtown Frederick is “A Great American Main Street” place to shop, eat, work, play and live.

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  • Walking Tour

    Walking Tour

    On one of Frederick County’s many walking tours you can see Frederick’s first Court House, City Hall. This Victorian style building was constructed in 1862, and has been described as “one of the prettiest courthouse squares in America.” In 1765, Frederick citizens assembled in the courtyard and burned effigies of government officials in demonstration of the Stamp Act.

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American Civil War

  • Cannon

    Cannon

    At Monocacy National Battlefield in Frederick, Maryland, a visitor center, self-guided auto tour and walking trails interpret the July 9, 1864 battle that saved Washington, D.C. from Jubal Early's advancing Confederates. Here, visitors can experience stories of the past in a landscape that has changed little since the 19th century.

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  • Civil War Trails

    Civil War Trails

    The Gathland State Park is composed of the remains of the estate of George Alfred Townsend, a correspondent during the American Civil War who wrote under the pen name “Gath.” Several buildings remain on the estate, including the War Correspondents Memorial Arch.

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  • Moncacy Battlefield

    Moncacy Battlefield

    The Monocacy National Battlefield was the site of the Battle of Monocacy Junction in the American Civil War fought on July 9, 1864. The battle, labeled "The Battle That Saved Washington," was one of the last that the Confederates would carry out in Union territory.

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  • National Museum of Civil War Medicine

    National Museum of Civil War Medicine

    At the National Museum of Civil War Medicine hear the dramatic stories of the War along with the developments that set medicine on a path toward the modern era. From recruitment, to life in camp, to the road to recovery, hear the personal stories of a soldier’s life during the Civil War.

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  • The National Museum of Civil War Medicine

    The National Museum of Civil War Medicine

    The National Museum of Civil War Medicine, located in Frederick, Maryland, is dedicated to telling the medical story of the American Civil War. Compelling exhibits tell stories of care and healing, courage and devotion amidst death and destruction, while laying the foundation for modern medical care.

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Outdoor Recreation – Scenic Landscapes - Wineries

  • Aqueduct

    Aqueduct

    The Monocacy Aqueduct is the largest aqueduct on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, crossing the Monocacy River just before it empties into the Potomac River. The 438 foot aqueduct as built by three separate contractors between 1829 and 1833.

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  • Countryside

    Countryside

    Rolling farmland dots the landscape in Frederick County where dairy farming is still the top industry.

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  • Fishing

    Fishing

    Endless opportunities for outdoor recreation exist along the Monocacy Aqueduct on the C&O Canal. Visitors are invited to hike, fish, kayak and bike along the beautiful Monocacy River.

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  • Hikers C&O

    Hikers C&O

    Hiking trails can be found throughout over 40,000 acres of parkland that surround the Monocacy Aqueduct.

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  • Hiking Aqueduct

    Hiking Aqueduct

    Take a leisurely stroll, hike or bike ride for miles along the National C&O Canal.

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  • Sugarloaf Mountain

    Sugarloaf Mountain

    Located in Southern Frederick County, Sugarloaf Mountain offers hiking trails and scenic overlooks from its summit. During the American Civil War, the Union used the mountain as a signal station, which proved instrumental to Union victory in September 1862 during the Maryland Campaign.

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  • Wine Festival

    Wine Festival

    Families and friends gather together at one of Frederick County’s many wine festivals. Visitors are invited to listen to local musicians while enjoying wine from some of Frederick’s wineries.

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  •  Winery

    Winery

    Following the Frederick Wine Trail, visitors are invited to discover some of Frederick County's best agricultural bounty: with its beautiful vineyards and outstanding wines. The Trail is made up of nine wineries and their combined 120-plus acres of vineyards. Together these wineries are responsible for over half of Maryland's wine production.

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Historic Sites

  • Ocktoberfest

    Ocktoberfest

    Living historians interact at the Schifferstadt Architectural Museum during Oktoberfest. Built in 1756, this unique site is one of America’s finest examples of German colonial architecture.

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  • Parade

    Parade

    The Middletown Heritage Days Festival features historic encampments from the 18th Century, Heritage Children's Games and Crafts, live music and great food. After the Annual Heritage Parade, visitors can meet local artisans and crafters while learning about the history of Maryland’s “Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area”.

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  • Rose Hill Manor

    Rose Hill Manor

    The Children’s Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park specializes in introducing children to the past in an authentic historic setting. Built by Governor Thomas Johnson in the late 18th century, this historic property fascinates young and old alike.

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  • Schifferstadt

    Schifferstadt

    The Schifferstadt Architectural Museum’s 18th century garden, located behind the historic building, dates back to 1756.

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