Welcome to Thurmont!
No matter what your age or interests are, Thurmont has something to offer everyone for every season! Getaway to the Gateway!
Smell the fresh air while hiking The Catoctin Mountain Park and discover the history of the Blue Blazes Still.
Cunningham Falls State Park is located just across the street for more hiking, fishing, scenic falls, camping, and a relaxing beach. Wander down to Main Street for strolling, shopping, and of course, our beautiful Murals adjacent to yet another hiking trail, The Thurmont Trolley Trail. Taste the fresh fruit of Thurmont’s orchards, wineries, farmers market, and some of the finest dining in Maryland! Touch the animals on the Safari Ride at the Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo while interacting with other exotic animals. See the rolling landscape and scenic view sheds that capture a palette of fall colors in October. Last, but not least, Hear nothing but peaceful streams, and sounds of a peaceful community located at the foothills of the Catoctin Mountains!
The Main Street Center will offer a friendly face for telling local history, literature from historic sites and businesses, exhibits depicting the beautiful natural resources, history, and fun Thurmont has to offer. Our Main Street Center is located in the Main Street District at 11 Water Street. Our Center is voluntarily staffed and does not have posted hours.
Thurmont is located in Frederick County Maryland. Our unique location is 60 miles from DC and Baltimore, and only 15 minutes south of Gettysburg, PA, and is a relaxing Getaway so close to home!
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Main Street Matinees
Free Saturday Main Street Matinees at the Main Street Center! Saturday Main Street Matinees will be held at the Main Street Center located at 11 Water Street Feb-Nov Every 2nd & 4th Saturday from 2-4pm.
Thurmont Named Second in Top 10 Safest Cities in Maryland 2016!
From ensuring residents have safe water to drink to providing emergency preparedness for people with disabilities and their families; this “Gateway to the Mountains” definitely knows how to take care of its own. Thurmont is a close-knit community where neighbors look out for one another, which is no doubt why this town experienced only seven violent crimes and just 51 property crimes according to the latest FBI crime report – landing them the number two spot on our list.
Services like vacation house checks and the ICE program that helps emergency personnel find emergency contact information in cell phones are just two ways the Thurmont Police Department provides the type of security and protection that keeps Thurmont residents sleeping soundly at night.
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