Cunningham Falls State Park
is located in the picturesque Catoctin Mountains. It is divided into two separate but unique areas. The William Houck
Area located three miles west of Thurmont on Route 77 has the lake and falls area. The Manor Area off Route 15 three miles
south of Thurmont has the Scales and Tales Aviary, camping and the historic Catoctin Iron Furnace.
A charcoal and iron industry is still visible today,
along with smaller industries including farms, sawmills, and an old moonshine still. Historic structures
and products of the Works Progress Administration and the Civilian Conservation Corps, along with the site
of our nations first Job Corps Center, are tangible reminders of the capability of vigorous youth
programs to strengthen the nations economic and social fabric.
Gambrill State Park is a
beautiful mountain park, located on the ridge of the Catoctin Mountains in Frederick County. Its most popular
feature is the 16 miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. The park is separated into
two areas, the Rock Run area and the High Knob area. From the 1600-foot High Knob, three stone overlooks offer
breathtaking views of the Frederick and Middletown Valleys then continue to the northern reaches of the Shenandoah
The Battle of Antietam ended the Confederate Army
of Northern Virginias first invasion into the north and led to Abraham Lincolns issuance of the preliminary
Emancipation Proclamation. This battle had over 23,000 soldiers that were killed, wounded or missing
after twelve hours of savage combat on September 17, 1862.
Travel through the Gettysburg
National Military Park, with over 1,000 monuments and cannons along over 40 miles of scenic roads. Visit the scene of the Gettysburg Address, Picket’s Charge, General Robert E. Lee’s Headquarters, Little Round Top,
and the Devil’s Den. You can even meet Abraham Lincoln! In Gettysburg, you can eat authentic Civil War era foods, sleep in a restored historic
inn, and discover over 25 museums and resort attractions — some unlike any in the world.
During the summer of 1864, the Confederacy carried out a bold plan to turn the tide of the Civil War in their favor. They planned to capture Washington, DC and influence the election of 1864. On July 9, however, Federal soldiers outnumbered three to one, fought gallantly along the banks of the Monocacy River in an effort to buy time for Union reinforcement to arrive in Washington, DC.
Follow in the footsteps of soldiers and surgeons to discover the harsh conditions, personal sacrifices, and brilliant innovations of Civil War medicine, innovations that continue to save lives today.
The Catocin Wildlife Preserve is a 100-acre zoo and
wildlife preserve located on Maryland Route 806 in Thurmont, Maryland. The zoo features safari
truck rides that let visitors touch and feed large herbivores in a wooded setting.
Adventure Park USA is Maryland’s largest family entertainment center. With everything from Laser Tag, Go Karts, and Roller Coasters to Miniature Golf Courses, Adventure Park USA has enough adventure for the whole family. Start planning your fun-filled trip today!
The Frederick Keys minor league baseball team is the Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles. The Keys are based in Frederick, Maryland. Host games are played at Harry Grove Stadium.
Land of Little Horses’ full-time staff of performing animals take the stage for guaranteed laughs! Get up close and personal with the famous namesake miniature horses and their farm animal friends. Shows, Displays, and Special Events are sure to delight the kids and “kids at heart”.
A visit to this quaint historic community,
at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers, is like stepping into the past. Stroll the picturesque
streets, visit exhibits and museums, or hike the trails and battlefields. Spend a day or a weekend. They have
something for everyone, so come and discover Harpers Ferry!
Discover the story of this incredible woman who was a
wife, mother and widow by age 29 in 1803. The shrine honors her and all
the lives she has touched over the years. Now, in the 40th anniversary year of her canonization, see the latest
exhibit and discover another story; her journey to sainthood and what it took to get there.
Winterbrook Farms is a second generation 327 acre farming operation that produces thousands of bales of hay every year. The primary focus is supplying local horse farms with top-quality hay. Looking to diversify and find another means of supporting the farm, Jan & Kristen Lawyer decided to start the area’s very first “Corn Maze” in the year 2000.
Catoctin Breeze Vineyard offers wine tastings that allow our guests to enjoy a featured sampling of five wines for a tasting fee of $10 (Signature) or $12 (Premier), and $8 (Sweet). Guests are also welcome to enjoy their own picnic at our outdoor tables overlooking the vines and the Catoctin Mountains.
At Links Bridge Vineyards, the goal is to combine meticulous viticulture and skillful winemaking to create the best wines that can be made from grapes grown here on our farm near Utica, Maryland. Their hope is that, with a little luck, the wines they produce will be always good, often very good, and sometimes even great.
Ten award winning varietals and blends are produced onsite. Tastings, glass & bottle sales as well as Sangria & seasonal Frozen Sangria are available for purchase. Producing craft beer including IPA's, Ales, Porters & more. Award Winning Fine Spirits: Rye Whiskey, Bourbon, Rum, Vodka, Grappa, Brandy & World Class Lavender Gin.
The farm covers 100 acres and is divided into 80 percent orchard and 20 percent vegetables and other produce. The major crops produced are Apples, Peaches, Cherries, Nectarines, Pears, Apricots, Plums, Black Raspberries, Blueberries, Blackberries, Kiwi Berries, Concord Grapes, and assorted vegetables.
Celebrating its 25th anniversary, Gateway Market is a general store,
liquor store and candy haven all in one. Tucked alongside Route 15 in Thurmont, visitors are first
greeted by the red and white striped awnings along the storefront. Once inside, visitors are greeted
by at least one member of the Bollinger/Doll family who have been running the market since its inception.
Frederick County is surrounded by mountain
views, wineries, orchards
and vibrant Main Street communities. Visitors can hike on the Appalachian Trail, visit Marylands largest
brewery, and tour a battlefield all in one day.
Main Street Center will offer a friendly face for telling local history,
literature from historic sites and businesses, exhibits depicting the beautiful natural resources,
history, and fun Thurmont has to offer. The Main Street Center is located in the Main Street District
at 11 Water Street. The Center is voluntarily staffed and does not have posted hours.
12806 Mink Farm Road
Thurmont, MD 21788