The Frederick

Field Guide

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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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A Guide to Pizza in Frederick County

Pizza is always a good idea, whether you’re famished after a day of outdoor adventure or you’re fueling up for an afternoon exploring one of our Main Street communities. There’s plenty of pizza in Frederick County to satisfy your cravings. Here are four can’t-miss spots: Pretzel & Pizza Creations…

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Things to do in Middletown, MD

Walking along Main Street in historic Middletown is like journeying back into the past. Everywhere you turn, you’ll find reminders of the town’s long and storied history dating back to 1767. Main Street itself tells much of the story of this Frederick County community’s growth and development over…

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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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Frederick’s Go-To Super Bowl Viewing Spots

The Super Bowl remains one of the top American television events. If you’re looking to break free of your living room and enjoy the big game, we’ve got your guide to the best spots to catch the Super Bowl in Frederick County! This year's big game falls on Sunday, February 11th Catch the Game…

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Things to Do on Labor Day Weekend in Frederick County, MD

As the summer sun begins to mellow, and a hint of fall's crispness fills the air, there's no better time to plan a getaway than Labor Day weekend. Nestled in the heart of Maryland, Frederick County beckons with its abundance of history, thriving brewery scene, and excellent outdoor recreation…

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