The Frederick

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Top Sustainable Visitor Attractions in Frederick County, MD

In Frederick County, Maryland, the spirit of sustainable living and environmental stewardship is a year-round celebration. From the rolling hills of our vineyards to the treetop adventures in our hillside forests, we have many visitor experiences and attractions that are dedicated to protecting and…

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5 Free Things to Do This Summer in Frederick County, MD

Home to gorgeous outdoor parks and trails, immaculate historic buildings, great local restaurants, and an ever-expanding calendar of festivals and events, Frederick County is a popular destination year-round, but summer is a special time to visit when many of the best things to do in Frederick…

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Discover exciting things to do in New Market, Maryland

New Market, Maryland has welcomed visitors since 1793, when the town was created as a stopping point for travelers going back and forth between Baltimore and Frederick on the Old National Road (U.S. Route 40). New Market’s Historic Main Street continues to be an inviting place for people to walk…

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Experience the Tradition of Making Maple Syrup

Photo courtesy of Maryland Department of Natural Resources It’s no secret that Frederick is full of interesting history and unique traditions. Winter is on its way out and that means one of the oldest and most popular annual events, the Maple Syrup Festival in Thurmont, is about to begin. After a…

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Top 5 Indoor Experiences in Frederick This Winter

Looking for a way to get out of the house without freezing your toes off? Crank up the heat in your car and head to Frederick County! Whether you’re looking for kid activities, options for a lovely winter date night, or just an opportunity to get out of your house this winter, you’ll find plenty of…

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How to Sail Through Winter in Downtown Frederick

A visit to Downtown Frederick, Maryland in the winter months cannot be complete without a visit to one of the most unique winter light displays anywhere in the world. On the waters of Carroll Creek Park, you'll find 28 lighted, decorated sailboats inviting you to explore this urban park at the heart…

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