The "Gateway to the Mountains," Thurmont is where you'll find Cunningham Falls State Park and Catoctin Mountain Park. Presidents and heads of state travel to the Catoctins to Camp David. The mountains offer a cool respite for those seeking to escape the summer heat in the region. Take a nature hike, visit a wildlife preserve or go fly fishing in the "stream of presidents."
If you're looking for something different to photograph, stop by the three covered bridges around Thurmont – Loy's Station Bridge, Roddy Road Bridge and Utica Mills Bridge. Afterwards, drop by an orchard for a selection of fresh fruit and a prominent local product: apple butter.
Come celebrate the autumn splendor of the mountains by attending the nationally recognized Colorfest in October, the kaleidoscope of colors attracting approximately 140,000 visitors annually or tantalize your taste buds by dining in the oldest family owned and operated restaurant in Maryland. Top off the day by visiting the specialty craft shops featuring the work of local artisans.
Thurmont is a designated Main Street Maryland community. Visit the Thurmont web site.