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.