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Cunningham Falls State Park
Based on 90 traveler reviews
Nov 25, 2013 by: TracyBMaryland from Thurmont
Lot's to do in this park. The trails are well maintained and scenic. The lake is wonderful. Lots of grills and tables to picnic.
Great Place to Bring the Family
Nov 25, 2013 by: Kimberly C from Thurmont, Maryland, United States
This is a great park, and not just because we live near it. This park has a lake with great beach, the falls, and some great activities for the kids. In March look for the Maple Sugaring activities they have at the park. It can be crowded during the summer. There are some great trails as well.
Hiking is what its all about
Oct 10, 2013 by: D_Kirk2013 from Washington DC, District of Columbia
I have been going to this park since I was a kid. Recently re-visited for a day hike celebrating my mothers birthday. The hiking is breathtaking and I highly suggest taking the upper trails if you are able they actually aren't that steep and I have hiked much more strenuous trails. Its a great hike for kids as well which makes it one of my favorites. The falls have been disappointing this year due to the lack of rain in the area but on wet seasons they really are quite nice. Please don't litter here keep the natural areas vibrant and free of your water bottles please! I have never camped here but I think it looks like a decent camp ground although I was disappointed to see you couldn't swim in the lake this year due to a bacteria in the water. Hopefully they get that corrected for next year cause I will be ready to camp soon.
Not a bad hike but very disappointing falls
Oct 02, 2013 by: IsabellaMea from Greenbelt, Maryland
I'm not sure if it's just a lack of rain lately or what but I've seen better waterfalls in a backyard swimming pool. My shower has more water pressure than was coming over the rocks. So, if you are going for the falls, don't. However, if you are going for a decent hike, then I would highly suggest it. I took the low road (easy) hike towards the falls. Along the way, there are several points where you can look out and see...trees. Really, there are several neat little caves and photographic opportunities but the easy hike is easy. It's probably best for families with small kids. I took the moderate/hard hike back and, as long as you are capable of climbing up the stairs to the third floor of a building, you can totally do this hike. There are a lot of stairs cut into the rock but there are also a lot of nice stopping points. I went on one of the days the park was open but no fee. The lake itself looked half dried up from the road so I didn't bother to stop. There was a pier/deck that was completely dry docked. The entire trip took me - going very slow- maybe an hour. So, it's a nice hike if you want to go back into town or elsewhere to do some antique shopping.
Natural beauty, easy hike
Sep 06, 2013 by: SRKauafman from Alexandria, Virginia
Come see the constantly changing natural beauty of Cunningham Falls in Thurmont Maryland and then check out the local orchards.
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