The Frederick

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Summer Family Fun in Frederick County

Enjoy a day at the beach in the mountains at Cunningham Falls State Park's Hunting Creek Lake Frederick and family fun go hand-in-hand, especially during the warm weather months! There’s so much for adults and children to see and do together - here are ideas for memorable experiences for all ages in…

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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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Long Hikes in Frederick, MD

From mountain vistas to cascading waterfalls, Frederick County offers a wide variety of hikes for people of all abilities. Some of the trails are well-traveled, favorites to both locals and visitors. But, for the individual looking for a more solitary walk in the woods, there are still many options…

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The Bridges and Fountains of Carroll Creek Park

Carroll Creek Park began as a flood control project in the late 1970s. After the Great Frederick Flood of 1976 left parts of Downtown Frederick under three feet of water, it was obvious a solution was needed to remove Frederick from the 100-year flood plain. The plan successfully put the creek…

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Enjoy These Date Night Activities in Frederick County

Nestled in the heart of Maryland, Frederick County is the perfect destination for couples seeking romance, adventure, and relaxation. Whether you're looking to light a spark, rekindle a flame, or simply enjoy a quiet escape without the kids, Frederick has something for every date night. From…

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