Cunningham Falls State Park to Host Spirits of the Furnace
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Cunningham Falls State Park to Host Spirits of the Furnace

The historic Catoctin Iron Furnace

The historic Catoctin Iron Furnace

When: Saturday, October 19, from 7 to 9:30 p.m.
Who: Open to the Public (Advanced tickets required)
Cost: $5/adult (13 & up), $3/child (7-12), Admission free for ages 6 and under
Where: Cunningham Falls State Park, Manor Area Visitor Center, Route 15, Thurmont
Contact: Manor Visitor Center, 301-271-3676

Through the Spirits of the Furnace program, ghostly guides will take visitors on a night hike through the haunted trails to the historic Catoctin Iron Furnace. Costumed spirits will make frequent stops along the way to tell old folklore of Frederick’s past.

Hikes will take approximately a half-hour and cover some rocky terrain and steep steps. After the hike, a van will take guests to the Visitor Center to enjoy apple cider and s’mores by the campfire. The museum will also be open for viewing.

Participants are encouraged to wear shoes appropriate for hiking, warm clothing and bring a flashlight. This hike may not be appropriate for very young children and does not accommodate strollers or wheelchairs.

To purchase tickets and reserve a time slot, call 301-271-3676 or stop by the Visitors Center in the Manor Area. Tickets must be ordered in advance. All proceeds go to support the Friends of Cunningham Falls and Gambrill State Parks.