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Cunningham Falls State Park
Based on 124 traveler reviews
Visit Early Fall 2014
Dec 28, 2014 by: charylec from Mesa, Arizona
It was very quiet and peaceful at this time of year. The changing of the leaves are gorgeous. Not a lot of people in the area during this time which is fortunate if you don't want the crowds and noises. Also, limited in amenities if you require food or beverage. Restrooms however, were still open. The forested area was still very lush and green, however the falls were minimal in flow. I was only there on a day excursion, but fell compelled to return again and enjoy camping and exploring the area further.
Nice day trip
Dec 14, 2014 by: Claire M from Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States
Personally, I would never visit the sad example of a lake they have going on there, but the falls are very nice! They're the perfect summer spot for my own friends, but my niece always enjoys herself, too. After trekking through the trails in the heat of summer, it is such a relief to dip your toes in the water. Despite frequent visits, the water quality remains very pure (I've checked out the macro-organisms living both above and below the falls). When climbing up the falls, please be careful. I have (more than once) tumbled from the top to the bottom. During a recent trip, I actually had to rush to the ER in Waynesboro & receive 5 stitches. Of course, clumsy me didn't fall while I was actually climbing the falls. No, I fell on dry land. Either way, be careful. I can't say it enough.
Trail Was Closed
Oct 21, 2014 by: travelkitty50 from Frederick
We visited here after the Cacotin Zoo (separate review) and the admission was on the honor system. We popped our dollars into the box and went to the parking lot. It is a few yards' walk uphill to the visitor's center where there are some interactive natural exhibits and a full sized stuffed black bear displayed in a glass box. Outside, there is a small aviary with examples of some owls and small hawks in it. The trail that we wanted to walk was closed that day so we only spent about a half hour in the park.
Nice State Park
Oct 20, 2014 by: laser20814 from Bethesda, Maryland
This park is great in every season but it is great in the fall the foliage can be spectacular. There are the Falls of course, always a big draw. Hiking and a variety of activities are available. Well maintained. Just off route 15 between Frederick and Gettysburg.
Oct 12, 2014 by: TryppAdams from Minneapolis, Minnesota
The lower Falls trail is just under 3 miles round trip and not overly eventful on it's way to the falls. While scenic, I would recommend them if you are in the area or a waterfall lover. The trail ends with less than picturesque view of the falls so you will have to take the liberty as most do to venture off the trail at the end if you would like to gain a better view of the falls.
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