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In early 2024, two miles of Route 77 between Pryor Orchard Road and Park Central Road will be closed for repair by the Maryland Department of State Highway Administration. The road closure is expected to remain in effect through Summer 2024. A detour is in effect. 

Motorists are being detoured using MD 77 to US 15 (Catoctin Mountain Highway) to MD 550 (Sabillasville Road) to Foxville Deerfield Road and back to MD 77.

This will closure and detour will impact the following sites: Catoctin Mountain Park, Cunningham Falls State Park, Ole Mink Farm Recreation Resort, and Mountain Memories at ThorpeWood

Click below for more information about the detour for Catoctin Mountain Park. 

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Maple Syrup Festival

March 2024

Learn about the tradition of making maple syrup at this year's Maple Syrup Festival at Cunningham Falls State Park! The event will take place on two weekends in March - March 9-10 and March 16-17.

Hosted by the Friends of Cunningham Falls State Park and Gambrill State Park, this event has been a staple in Frederick County for more than 50 years! 

This annual event highlights the history of maple syrup in Maryland. The event includes opportunities to see maple syrup demonstrations, delicious breakfast items with locally-made maple syrup, and much, much more. 

Event location: 

William Houck Area
Cunningham Falls State Park
14039 Catoctin Hollow Road Thurmont, MD 21788


Maple Syrup Festival 2024

Celebrate the annual Maple Syrup Festival at Cunningham Falls State Park! Guests can watch staff demonstrate the traditional way of boiling sap into syrup, listen to live bluegrass music, and take a hayride through the Maple Grove. Try your hand in the great pancake race – trying to flip a pancake on the run ahead of other contestants – or enjoy a hot pancake breakfast with sausage and maple syrup.

Events take place each day of the event from 10AM to 2PM. A sign language interpreter will be stationed at the Sugar Shack on both Sundays. Syrup-making demonstrations and hayrides take place every hour on the hour. $5 donation per person is requested at the entrance. Breakfast, maple syrup products, and event souvenirs are available during the festival hours at extra cost.

Proceeds from the Maple Syrup Festival benefit the nonprofit Friends of Cunningham Falls and Gambrill State Parks. The park opens at 9 a.m. and closes at sunset. Pets are permitted on a leash, outside only. This event is ADA accessible. Visitors may call 301-271-7574 for more information.

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