Destination Frederick County Videos

Destination Frederick County shares the stories of the people and organizations that make Frederick, MD a special place to visit. Explore these videos and learn more about ways you can experience Frederick County!

Meet the First Manager of the Spire City Ghost Hounds

Mark Minicozzi is a busy man. In the inaugural season for Frederick's Spire City Ghost Hounds, Minicozzi built a team and helped lift this Atlantic League team to a successful first season. Go behind-the-scenes to see what it takes to be a professional baseball coach. 


Outdoor Adventures in Frederick County 

Experience the thrill of outdoor adventure in Frederick County while flying through the trees or racing down a mountain path. Zip-lining is the name of the game at Tree Trekkers, just east of the City of Frederick. If you want to stay a little closer to earth, try Rivers Edge Trails near Brunswick for miles of mountain biking and downhill biking trails. 


Day in the Life of a Zookeeper

Catoctin Wildlife Preserve in northern Frederick County cares for hundreds of animals from across the globe. Meet the dedicated people who help to care for this diverse and fascinating group of animals. 


Black History at Monocacy National Battlefield

Historians and researchers at Monocacy National Battlefield have documented the stories and experiences of African Americans living and working on the land from the 1800s through the 20th century.

Explore Frederick County's distilling scene

Go behind-the-scenes at Frederick County distilleries to learn about the distilling process, what makes a great cocktail, and how these businesses support local farmers

Go behind-the-scenes with one of the world's most unique light displays

Downtown Frederick's Carroll Creek Park is home to Sailing Through the Winter Solstice, a winter light display including more than two dozen decorated boats that each raise money for local non-profit organizations. 

Meet the artists behind public art projects in Frederick County

Take a walk in parks and on main streets in Frederick County and you'll find many unique pieces of public art portraying local history and culture. Learn more about what makes public art so dynamic in this region in this episode. 

The C&O Canal - where the outdoors and history collide

The C&O Canal National Historical Park makes traverses the southern border of Frederick County on the banks of the Potomac River. Its become one of the most visited national parks in the United States, providing amazing opportunities at the intersection of outdoor recreation and American history. 

Celebrating all things bicycle in Frederick County 

The cycling scene in Frederick is certainly unique. From the nation's only high bicycle race, to bike/coffee shops, and amazing country roads to ride, bicycling in Frederick County is an unforgettable experience. 

Frederick County's Food Truck Scene

You can find them at the region's events, festivals, breweries, and more - the food truck revolution has come to Frederick County. We talked with food truck owners and their customers about what makes these food trucks special. 

The Musical Roots of Brunswick, MD

Brunswick, Maryland has long been known as a railroading community with ties to incredible trails like the C&O Canal. But there's something else that makes Brunswick stand out - its deep-rooted connection to live music. 

Solving the Puzzle at Frederick's Escape Rooms

We traveled to Frederick County's escape rooms to find out how they create immersive puzzles and games that are challenging and a whole lotta fun. 

Crafting the Perfect Beer Name

Frederick County has become the craft beer capital of Maryland! But how do the region’s breweries name their famous brews? Destination Frederick County found the answers!

Face to Face with History at Catoctin Furnace 

We traveled to Catoctin Furnace near Thurmont to experience the Museum of the Iron Worker. This historic site tells the stories of ironworkers, enslaved and free, who toiled at the Catoctin Furnace from the 1770s until 1903. The museum provides an opportunity to come face to face with history.