Frederick and Western Maryland

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Frederick and Western Maryland - browse our top choices for the top things to see or do during your stay.

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  • 1. C&O Canal National Historical Park

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    This park is the starting point for walking and biking the towpath, and taking tours on replica canal boats. Markers set occasionally along...Read More

  • 2. Catoctin Mountain Park

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    Nearly 6,000 acres of thick pine forests, rocky ledges, and magnificent views make Catoctin a true retreat. America's presidents apparently...Read More

  • 3. Cunningham Falls State Park

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    Located in the Catoctin Mountains, this state park is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts: there's hiking, fishing, and a crystal clear man-made...Read More

  • 4. Deep Creek Lake State Park

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    The 1,818-acre Deep Creek Lake State Park hugs the eastern shore of the lake and has a public boat launch, small beach with lifeguards (in summer...Read More

  • 5. Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    At the stunning convergence of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers, the town of Harpers Ferry—just over the border in West Virginia—played a key...Read More

  • 6. New Germany State Park

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    In the northern end of Savage River State Forest, this 455-acre park was established by German immigrants in the 19th century. The park contains...Read More

  • 7. Swallow Falls State Park

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    At Swallow Falls State Park, paths wind along the Youghiogheny River, past shaded rocky gorges and rippling rapids, to a 53-foot waterfall....Read More

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