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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2017 Thurmont Farmers Market Live Music Schedule
June 3 - John Lawton (from Frederick)
June 17 - Christine Maccabee (Thurmont)June 24 - Abigail & Eric Selby (Frederick – Harp and Drum)
July 22 - Michael Warner (solo acoustic from Frederick)
July 29 - John Lawton (from Frederick)
August 5 - Debra Guy (from VA)
August12 - Michael Warner
August 19 John Lawton
August 26 - Abigail Selby & Eric Selby
September 9 - Michael Warner September 23 - John Lawton
Main Street Farmers Market every Saturday June 3 through September 23 from 9 AM-Noon on South Center Street.
Hacksaw Ridge on the 4th of July
There will be a special showing of Hacksaw Ridge on Tuesday, July 4 at 2 Pm at the Main Street Center located at 11 Water Street. Hacksaw Ridge is rated R, which means Restricted, and no one under 17 will be admitted without an accompanying parent or guardian.
Free Saturday Main Street Matinees
Saturday Main Street Matinees are held at the Main Street Center located at 11 Water Street January-November, every 2nd & 4th Saturday from 2 PM-4 PM Click here for the Matinee showings: www.thurmontmainstreet.com/events.html
15 Best Small Towns to
Visit in Maryland
- Maryland, one of the original thirteen colonies, is a Mid-Atlantic state with beautiful coastlines along the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean. With small towns located both along the seaside and the sprawling countryside, Maryland is steeped in colonial history just waiting to be explored.Take some time away from Baltimore and the major city attractions and experience small-town Maryland – sometimes you’ll even feel like you’ve gone back in time and are experiencing US History in person! You’ll both learn and have fun at the same time while you sample the good food and drink that these towns have to offer, or jet off into the sunset on an exciting boat tour.
#1. Thurmont, Maryland
A small town in Frederick County, Thurmont is in the northern part of Maryland and quite close to the Pennsylvania border. A designated “Main Street Maryland Community” the town worked to preserve its historic downtown while retaining charm and proximity to nature – its motto is “The Gateway to the Mountains”. Come visit if you’re an outdoors enthusiast or art lover!
Thurmont hosts Catoctin Colorfest each year, an arts festival that attracts up to 125,000 people. Even if you don’t make it, visit just to see Cunningham Falls State Park and Catoctin Mountain Park (where Camp David is located). Bring your hiking boots and hit the trails here, or take it easy and settle for a stroll across Loy’s Station Covered Bridge. You can also get your hands on fresh fruit at Catoctin Mountain Orchard or go wine tasting at Springfield Manor Winery and Distillery.
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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