Frederick County is located in a beautiful part of the state of Maryland. Surrounded on the north by the Catoctin Mountains, on the west by the Allegheny’s and by rolling hills and picturesque farmland and pastures on other sides. The months of October and November are the perfect time to take a ride to some of these sites, with camera in hand.
Here are some pictures from an October weekend in Cunningham Falls State Park:
Some of wildlife seen in the park: whitetail deer, turkey, fox, squirrel, raccoon, skunk, chipmunk and many other species. An occasional black bear is spotted in the park. Songbirds, woodpeckers and birds of prey can often be seen while hiking the trails. Small creatures such as butterflies, moths, salamanders, skinks and box turtles also inhabit the woods. While hiking the trails in spring see the flowering trees, blooming wildflowers and shrubs. The white blooms of dogwood and the pink flowers of mountain laurel are sprinkled throughout the forest. Fall promises spectacular forest colors.
A panoramic of Hunting Creek Lake
Cunningham Falls State Park is located near Thurmont, Maryland, 18 miles north of Frederick, Md. 14039 Catoctin Hollow Road, Thurmont Md 21788
Don’t let the Fall pass by without a few trips to some of our beautiful Frederick County, State and National Parks!