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Cunningham Falls State Park
Based on 127 traveler reviews
Beautiful Park with Unique Geology
Mar 29, 2015 by: NOVAfamily0f4 from Springfield VA
We (ages 1 to 65) came for the Maple Syrup Festival, which was a lot of fun for the kids. The festival is somewhat small, but the pancakes with sausage and syrup ($5.50/plate) were good and the kids had fun making crafts and playing instruments in the activity tent. The maple syrup making demonstration was also interesting and informative. After wards we took the half-mile hike to the falls, which was a beautiful, easy hike. There are rock fields and boulders all over. As the creek flows away from falls, there river spreads out and reminded me of a mini- Yosemite valley. We took the cliff trail on the way back to the parking lot, which had more ups and downs and was more interesting with hikes between boulders. We look forward to visiting again and would highly recommend a visit.
Mar 17, 2015 by: Amy K from Laurel, Maryland
A beautiful park. We took the short hike up to the falls, it was largely snow covered but was worth the hike when we got to the falls. There are great platforms to walk out on the view the falls. We only wish we had more time to spend here before we had to leave.
Mar 07, 2015 by: George H from Frederick
We used to go there every Father's Day. Picnic and a lake - great day for all of the cousin's and all of the family. There are a couple of geocaching sites littered around the park so if you are into wandering around hunting for different surprises in the park - knock it out. Of course the highlight is climbing on the rocks at the falls - been doing this since I was a kid. If you have never been - you must get all the way to the top - where the stream feeds the falls. Great times - always!!
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.
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