Frederick and Western Maryland Travel Guide
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Plan Your Frederick and Western Maryland Vacation
Although just a short drive from Washington, Baltimore, and Pittsburgh, western Maryland and Frederick County feel a world apart, with their postcard-perfect vistas and vintage feel. Sometimes called "The Mountain Side of Maryland," travelers are drawn here by sweeping views of the Allegheny Mountains, especially when the foliage turns rich shades of gold and russet. Others come to explore the area's historic Civil War past at Harpers Ferry, Monocacy, and Antietam National Battlefield, scene of the bloodiest one-day battle in the nation's history. The past is inescapable here: everywhere there are reminders of the men in blue and gray who clashed during the Civil War, and the steam engines that chugged through mountainous passes into the wilderness.
Chain hotels are found in most larger cities and along the highways, but the best way to soak up the region's tranquil ambience is at an elegant B&B...read more
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Things To Do in Frederick and Western Maryland
Frederick is a great home base for exploring the region's...read more
Explore Civil War History: Visit Harpers Ferry, scene of abolitionist John Brown's famous raid; view patriot Barbara Fritchie's home in Frederick... Read more
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This report augments the relatively limited body of work available to travelers wanting to combine a play at the Weinberg Theater and a visit to Frederick, Md, staying at a cheesy motel (Country Inn and Read more
General outline of the trip that DW and I took Dec. Read more