Be a Frederick County Adventurer

Take the scenic route - fill your trip with fresh air and unforgettable memories as you uncover natural wonders to explore around every corner in Frederick County, Maryland. 


Pedal Along the Potomac 

The C&O Canal Towpath is a biker’s paradise. Hop on at Brunswick Family Campground and cruise along the historic path to the Monocacy Aqueduct for a 24-mile round-trip ride.


Canal Cycling


Spend the Night in Nature 

Watch for wildlife from your log cabin’s screened-in porch at Ole Mink Farm Recreation Resort. Nestled atop Catoctin Mountain, this campground is a peaceful home base for your nature-filled stay.


A cozy cabin at Ole Mink Farm Recreation Resort


Bike Over Challenging Terrain 

Test your skills on steep, rocky singletrack trails and unpaved forest roads in the Frederick Watershed. This mountain biker’s playground is best suited for intermediate and advanced riders.


Bicyclists in the city of Frederick Watershed.


Gear Up Like a Pro

Select backpacks, base layers, tents, and more at The Trail House, a Downtown Frederick shop offering quality gear and apparel for a variety of outdoor activities.




Hike to a Can’t-Miss Summit 

Experiencing the trails in Catoctin Mountain Park is a Frederick County must-do. Feel the breeze on your face as you take in the spectacular mountain views from Chimney Rock, one of Maryland’s most popular hiking destinations.


Amazing View


Cast a Line 

Enjoy catch and release fly fishing for brook, brown, and rainbow trout in Big Hunting Creek, a well-stocked stream that runs through Catoctin Mountain Park and Cunningham Falls State Park. Multiple presidents have been known to fish here!


Fly Fishing