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Catoctin Mountain Area

  • Scenic Views in Northern Frederick County

    Scenic Views in Northern Frederick County

    Scenic Views in Northern Frederick County
    In northern Frederick County, Maryland, rolling hills give way to the Catoctin Mountain range. Beautiful landscapes and farms are breathtaking during any season.
    Subject Matter: Northern Frederick County, Catoctin Mountain, farms, scenic views, Frederick County tourism, Maryland

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  • Catoctin Mountain 1

    Catoctin Mountain 1

    Catoctin Mountain:
    The presidential retreat Camp David is located in the Catoctin Mountains in Northern Frederick County. The area is known for its natural beauty and abundant recreational opportunities.
    Subject Matter: Catoctin Mountain, scenic mountain views, recreational opportunities, Camp David, parks, Frederick County tourism, Maryland

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  • Catoctin Mountain 2

    Catoctin Mountain 2

    Catoctin Mountain:
    The presidential retreat Camp David is located in the Catoctin Mountains in Northern Frederick County. It is known for its natural beauty and abundant recreational opportunities.
    Subject Matter: Catoctin Mountain, scenic mountain views, recreational opportunities, Camp David, parks, Frederick County tourism, Maryland

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  • Cunningham Falls State Park – Hunting Creek Lake

    Cunningham Falls State Park – Hunting Creek Lake

    Cunningham Falls State Park – Cunningham Falls
    Located west of Thurmont, Maryland in northern Frederick County, Cunningham Falls State Park is named for Cunningham Falls, a 78-foot cascading waterfall which is the highest cascading falls in the state of Maryland. The William Houck area has a 43 acre lake and trail to the Falls.
    Subject Matter: Parks and outdoor recreation, cabins and camping, scenic views, hiking swimming, hunting, Frederick County tourism, Maryland

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  • Covered Bridges of Frederick County

    Covered Bridges of Frederick County

    Covered Bridges of Frederick County
    Northern Frederick County, Maryland has three of only eight remaining historic covered bridges in Maryland. The three bridges provide a good comparative study of wood bridge truss techniques, as each displays a different truss design. All three bridges are still in use.
    Subject Matter: Historic sites, architecture, northern Frederick County, outdoor recreation, Frederick County tourism, Maryland

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  • Catoctin Mountain Views with Hiker 1

    Catoctin Mountain Views with Hiker 1

    Catoctin Mountain Views with Hiker:
    The presidential retreat Camp David is located in the Catoctin Mountains in Northern Frederick County. The area is known for its natural beauty and abundant recreational opportunities.
    Subject Matter: Catoctin Mountain, scenic mountain views, recreational opportunities, hiking, Camp David, parks, Frederick County tourism, Maryland

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  • Catoctin Mountain Views with Hiker 2

    Catoctin Mountain Views with Hiker 2

    Catoctin Mountain Views with Hiker:
    The presidential retreat Camp David is located in the Catoctin Mountains in Northern Frederick County. The area is known for its natural beauty and abundant recreational opportunities.
    Subject Matter: Catoctin Mountain, scenic mountain views, recreational opportunities, hiking, Camp David, parks, Frederick County tourism, Maryland

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  • Catoctin Mountain Views with Hiker 3

    Catoctin Mountain Views with Hiker 3

    Catoctin Mountain Views with Hiker:
    The presidential retreat Camp David is located in the Catoctin Mountains in Northern Frederick County. The area is known for its natural beauty and abundant recreational opportunities.
    Subject Matter: Catoctin Mountain, scenic mountain views, recreational opportunities, hiking, Camp David, parks, Frederick County tourism, Maryland

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  • Catoctin Mountain Views with Hiker 4

    Catoctin Mountain Views with Hiker 4

    Catoctin Mountain Views with Hiker:
    The presidential retreat Camp David is located in the Catoctin Mountains in Northern Frederick County. The area is known for its natural beauty and abundant recreational opportunities.
    Subject Matter: Catoctin Mountain, scenic mountain views, recreational opportunities, hiking, Camp David, parks, Frederick County tourism, Maryland

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  • Catoctin Mountain Views with Hiker 5

    Catoctin Mountain Views with Hiker 5

    Catoctin Mountain Views with Hiker:
    The presidential retreat Camp David is located in the Catoctin Mountains in Northern Frederick County. The area is known for its natural beauty and abundant recreational opportunities.
    Subject Matter: Catoctin Mountain, scenic mountain views, recreational opportunities, hiking, Camp David, parks, Frederick County tourism, Maryland

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American Civil War and Historic Sites

  • War Correspondents' Memorial Arch at Gathland State Park

    War Correspondents' Memorial Arch at Gathland State Park

    The famous stone War Correspondents’ Memorial Arch serves as a tribute to army journalists and photographers from the Civil War. It was constructed by American Civil War journalist George Alfred Townsend on the property where he built his home, which had been the site of the September 14, 1862 Battle of South Mountain, three days before the Battle of Antietam. The battle of South Mountain was the first major battle on northern soil. Today Gathland State Park is part of the South Mountain State Battlefield Park.

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  • American Civil War 1

    American Civil War 1

    American Civil War
    Monocacy National Battlefield in Frederick County interprets the American Civil War battle that was fought on July 9, 1864, known as "The Battle That Saved Washington." This is one of the last battles that the Confederates would carry out in Union territory. During the Civil War, Frederick was fiercely contested ground with numerous skirmishes and exhaustive troop movements accompanying the nearby battles of Antietam, Gettysburg, South Mountain and Monocacy. 2012 is the 150 Commemoration of the Maryland Campaign.
    Subject Matter: Monocacy National Battlefiled, American Civil War, historic sites, Maryland Campaign, Sesquicentennial, Civil War 150, Frederick County tourism, Maryland

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  • American Civil War 2

    American Civil War 2

    American Civil War
    Monocacy National Battlefield in Frederick County interprets the American Civil War battle that was fought on July 9, 1864, known as "The Battle That Saved Washington." This is one of the last battles that the Confederates would carry out in Union territory. During the Civil War, Frederick was fiercely contested ground with numerous skirmishes and exhaustive troop movements accompanying the nearby battles of Antietam, Gettysburg, South Mountain and Monocacy. 2012 is the 150 Commemoration of the Maryland Campaign.
    Subject Matter: Monocacy National Battlefiled, American Civil War, historic sites, Maryland Campaign, Sesquicentennial, Civil War 150, Frederick County tourism, Maryland

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  • Mount Olivet Cemetery/Francis Scott Key Monument 1

    Mount Olivet Cemetery/Francis Scott Key Monument 1

    Mount Olivet Cemetery/Francis Scott Key Monument
    Frederick's Mt. Olivet Cemetery is the final resting place of Star-Spangled Banner author Francis Scott Key, whose grave and impressive monument are just inside the gates. Key was aboard a ship near Baltimore Harbor during the bombardment of Fort McHenry on September 13-14, 1814 when he wrote the famous poem that later became the national anthem. Key was born in 1779 at Terra Rubra in the part of Frederick County that later became part of Carroll County, and he began his law career and married life in Frederick in the early 1800s. 2012 marks the bicentennial of the beginning of the War of 1812.
    Subject Matter: Francis Scott Key, Star-Spangled Banner, Frederick, historic sites, War of 1812, Frederick County tourism, Maryland

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  • Mount Olivet Cemetery/Francis Scott Key Monument 2

    Mount Olivet Cemetery/Francis Scott Key Monument 2

    Mount Olivet Cemetery/Francis Scott Key Monument
    Frederick's Mt. Olivet Cemetery is the final resting place of Star-Spangled Banner author Francis Scott Key, whose grave and impressive monument are just inside the gates. Key was aboard a ship near Baltimore Harbor during the bombardment of Fort McHenry on September 13-14, 1814 when he wrote the famous poem that later became the national anthem. Key was born in 1779 at Terra Rubra in the part of Frederick County that later became part of Carroll County, and he began his law career and married life in Frederick in the early 1800s. 2012 marks the bicentennial of the beginning of the War of 1812.
    Subject Matter: Francis Scott Key, Star-Spangled Banner, Frederick, historic sites, War of 1812, Frederick County tourism, Maryland

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Outdoor Recreation and Scenic Landscapes

  • Appalachian Trail with Hikers

    Appalachian Trail with Hikers

    Appalachian Trail with Hikers
    40 miles of the 2,184-mile Appalachian Trail follow the western border of Frederick County, much of it along South Mountain and nearby American Civil War sites such as Antietam and Gettysburg, and crosses South Mountain Battlefield.
    Subject Matter: Parks and outdoor recreation, western Frederick County, hiking, scenic beauty, Appalachian Trail, American Civil War, South Mountain, Antietam, Frederick County tourism, Maryland

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  • Biking the Monocacy Aqueduct

    Biking the Monocacy Aqueduct

    Biking the Monocacy 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 was built by three separate contractors between 1829 and 1833. Thousands of people visit the canal each year for recreational opportunities such as hiking and biking.
    Subject Matter: Parks and outdoor recreation, C&O Canal, hiking, biking, architecture, Frederick County tourism, Maryland

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  • Kayaking in Frederick County

    Kayaking in Frederick County

    Kayaking in Frederick County
    The many rivers and waterways in Frederick County, like the Monocacy and Potomac Rivers, provide ample outdoor recreation opportunities such as kayaking.
    Subject Matter: Parks and outdoor recreation, scenic beauty, water trails, kayaking, Chesapeake Bay Watershed, Monocacy River, Frederick County tourism, Maryland

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  • Kayaking in Frederick County

    Kayaking in Frederick County

    Kayaking in Frederick County
    The many rivers and waterways in Frederick County, like the Monocacy and Potomac Rivers, provide ample outdoor recreation opportunities such as kayaking.
    Subject Matter: Parks and outdoor recreation, scenic beauty, water trails, kayaking, Chesapeake Bay Watershed, Monocacy River, Frederick County tourism, Maryland

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  • Kayaking in Frederick County

    Kayaking in Frederick County

    Kayaking in Frederick County
    The many rivers and waterways in Frederick County, like the Monocacy and Potomac Rivers, provide ample outdoor recreation opportunities such as kayaking.
    Subject Matter: Parks and outdoor recreation, scenic beauty, water trails, kayaking, Chesapeake Bay Watershed, Monocacy River, Frederick County tourism, Maryland

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  • Fishing 1

    Fishing 1

    Fishing
    Endless opportunities for outdoor recreation exist along the many scenic waterways in Frederick County. Creeks in the northern part of Frederick County have been popular with angling Presidents, noted authors, and visitors who enjoy fishing in a natural mountain setting.
    Subject Matter: Parks and outdoor recreation, Monocacy River, fishing, scenic beauty, Frederick County tourism, Maryland

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  • Fishing 2

    Fishing 2

    Fishing
    Endless opportunities for outdoor recreation exist along the many scenic waterways in Frederick County. Creeks in the northern part of Frederick County have been popular with angling Presidents, noted authors, and visitors who enjoy fishing in a natural mountain setting.
    Subject Matter: Parks and outdoor recreation, Monocacy River, fishing, scenic beauty, Frederick County tourism, Maryland

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Frederick, Maryland

  • Baker Park in Frederick, Maryland

    Baker Park in Frederick, Maryland

    Baker Park in Frederick, Maryland
    Frederick’s 44-acre Baker Park provides a great vantage point to enjoy the “clustered spires.” The phrase “clustered spires” refers to Frederick’s skyline of church steeples and towers and was first coined in the famous Civil War poem, the Ballad of Barbara Fritchie, by poet John Greenleaf Whittier. “The clustered spires of Frederick stand, green walled by the hills of Maryland,” the poem reads.
    Subject Matter: Parks and outdoor recreation, American Civil War, Frederick, Frederick County tourism, Maryland

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  • View of Frederick’s “Clustered Spires” 1

    View of Frederick’s “Clustered Spires” 1

    View of Frederick’s “Clustered Spires”
    “Clustered spires” refers to Frederick’s skyline of church steeples and towers and was first coined in the famous Civil War poem, the Ballad of Barbara Fritchie, by poet John Greenleaf Whittier. “The clustered spires of Frederick stand, green walled by the hills of Maryland,” the poem reads. This term is still used today to describe Frederick's skyline.
    Subject Matter: American Civil War, Frederick, architecture, Frederick County tourism, Maryland

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  • View of Frederick’s “Clustered Spires” 2

    View of Frederick’s “Clustered Spires” 2

    View of Frederick’s “Clustered Spires”
    “Clustered spires” refers to Frederick’s skyline of church steeples and towers and was first coined in the famous Civil War poem, the Ballad of Barbara Fritchie, by poet John Greenleaf Whittier. This term is still used today to describe Frederick's skyline.
    Subject Matter: American Civil War, Frederick, architecture, Frederick County tourism, Maryland

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  • Schifferstadt Architectural Museum

    Schifferstadt Architectural Museum

    Schifferstadt Architectural Museum
    Schifferstadt is one of America's finest examples of German colonial architecture. The 1756 stone house is one of the earliest known homes in Frederick and has several unique architectural features.
    Subject Matter: Museums and Historic Sites, German heritage, Frederick, architecture, gardens, Frederick County tourism, Maryland

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National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Park – Emmitsburg, MD

  • “To Lift a Nation” 9/11 Memorial

    “To Lift a Nation” 9/11 Memorial

    “To Lift a Nation” 9/11 Memorial
    The National Fallen Firefights Memorial Park and 9/11 Memorial entitled "To Lift a Nation" are located on the campus of the National Emergency Training Center in Emmitsburg, Maryland. In likeness of the famous 9/11 photograph of three firefighters raising the American flag on Ground Zero, “To Lift a Nation” features a 40-foot-tall bronze monument that was created to honor the heroic firefighters who lost their lives during the September 11, 2001 tragedy.
    Subject Matter: National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Park, To Lift a Nation, September 11, 9/11, northern Frederick County, Emmitsburg, Frederick County tourism, Maryland

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  • National Fallen Firefighters Memorial 1

    National Fallen Firefighters Memorial 1

    National Fallen Firefighters Memorial
    The National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Park and a 9/11 Memorial entitled "To Lift a Nation" are located on the campus of the National Emergency Training Center in Emmitsburg, Maryland. At the heart of the park is the National Fallen Firefighters Monument, which is an impressive stone memorial encircled by the Wall of Honor. The Wall of Honor contains plaques listing the names of all members of the fire service who have died in the line-of-duty. In an annual ceremony, new plaques are dedicated to honor those who died in the line-of-duty during the previous year.
    Subject Matter: National Fallen Firefighters Memorial, September 11, 9/11, Northern Frederick County, Emmitsburg, Frederick County tourism, Maryland

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  • National Fallen Firefighters Memorial 2

    National Fallen Firefighters Memorial 2

    National Fallen Firefighters Memorial
    The National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Park and a 9/11 Memorial entitled "To Lift a Nation" are located on the campus of the National Emergency Training Center in Emmitsburg, Maryland. At the heart of the park is the National Fallen Firefighters Monument, which is an impressive stone memorial encircled by the Wall of Honor. The Wall of Honor contains plaques listing the names of all members of the fire service who have died in the line-of-duty. In an annual ceremony, new plaques are dedicated to honor those who died in the line-of-duty during the previous year.
    Subject Matter: National Fallen Firefighters Memorial, September 11, 9/11, Northern Frederick County, Emmitsburg, Frederick County tourism, Maryland

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  • National Fallen Firefighters Memorial 3

    National Fallen Firefighters Memorial 3

    National Fallen Firefighters Memorial
    The National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Park and a 9/11 Memorial entitled "To Lift a Nation" are located on the campus of the National Emergency Training Center in Emmitsburg, Maryland. At the heart of the park is the National Fallen Firefighters Monument, which is an impressive stone memorial encircled by the Wall of Honor. The Wall of Honor contains plaques listing the names of all members of the fire service who have died in the line-of-duty. In an annual ceremony, new plaques are dedicated to honor those who died in the line-of-duty during the previous year.
    Subject Matter: National Fallen Firefighters Memorial, September 11, 9/11, Northern Frederick County, Emmitsburg, Frederick County tourism, Maryland

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Religious Retreats in Northern Frederick County

  • National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton 1

    National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton 1

    National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
    Located in Emmitsburg, Maryland, the National Shrine of Elizabeth Ann Seton is a religious and historic site honoring the first American-born canonized saint, Elizabeth Ann Seton.
    Subject Matter: Historic sites, Catholicism, northern Frederick County, Emmitsburg, Frederick County tourism, Maryland

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  • National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton 2

    National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton 2

    National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
    Located in Emmitsburg, Maryland, the National Shrine of Elizabeth Ann Seton is a religious and historic site honoring the first American-born canonized saint, Elizabeth Ann Seton.
    Subject Matter: Historic sites, Catholicism, northern Frederick County, Emmitsburg, Frederick County tourism, Maryland

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