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15
May

Fort Frederick to Host Families in Nature Memorial Day Weekend

A young visitor viewing the skythrough the park’s telescope

When: May 24 & 25, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Fort Frederick State Park, 11100 Fort Frederick Rd, Big Pool
Cost: Md. residents: $3/car; Non-residents: $5/car
Contact: 301-842-2155
 

Park staff invite outdoor enthusiasts to experience the scenic wilds of Fort Frederick State Park through a variety of activities and guided explorations at the Families in Nature Memorial Day weekend. The two-day event will feature programs and presentations, along with plenty of ways for visitors to enjoy the park on their own, or with the help of a ranger. Read more »

13
May

Fort Frederick State Park to Host French and Indian War Reenactments

Soldiers standing at attention When: May 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. & May 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Fort Frederick State Park, 11100 Fort Frederick Rd, Big Pool
Who: Open to the Public
Cost: Maryland residents: $3 per car; Non-residents: $5 per car
Contact: 301-842-2155
 

Historic Fort Frederick State Park will take visitors on a journey back in time with Joshua Beall’s Company of the Maryland Forces and the fort’s volunteer cannon crew reenacting what life was like at the fort during the French and Indian War. Read more »

25
Apr

Fort Frederick State Park to Host Wildflower Bike Tour

wildflowers

Photo by Lori R. Bramble


When: Saturday, May 3, meet at 10 a.m.
Where: C&O Bicycle Shop, 9 South Pennsylvania Ave, Hancock
Who: Open to the Public
Cost: Free
Contact: 301-842-2155
 

Blooming spring wildflowers will brighten the journey as bikers learn about the flora and fauna along the scenic Western Maryland Rail Trail. Led by a park naturalist, the tour is taken at leisurely pace and will cover approximately 20 miles round-trip. Read more »

21
Mar

Fort Frederick State Park to Host 20th Annual Market Fair

market fairWho: Open to the public
Where: Fort Frederick State Park, 11100 Fort Frederick Rd, Big Pool
When: April 24-26 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. & April 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: $5/adult, $2/ages 6-12, Free/ 5 and under
Contact: 301-842-2155
 

History lovers of all ages are invited to travel back in time to an authentic colonial Market Fair. Now in its 20th year, the Fort Frederick Market Fair features the best artisans, craftspeople, entertainers and sutlers together with an 18th century encampment alongside the park’s historic stone fort, originally built in 1756 during the French and Indian War. Read more »

14
Mar

Fort Frederick State Park to Host Youth Fishing Derby

Who: Youth 15 and under
Where: Fort Frederick State Park, 11100 Fort Frederick Rd, Big Pool
When: Saturday, April 5 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Cost: $3/vehicle State residents; $5/vehicle non-residents
Contact: 301-842-2155
 

Young anglers of all skill levels are invited to enjoy a day of fun and fishing at Fort Frederick State Park’s annual Youth Fishing Derby. Read more »

27
Feb

Sections of Western Maryland Rail Trail to Close for Maintenance

Portions of the Western Maryland Rail Trail will be closed for scheduled maintenance weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 10 through 27 to ensure the safety of visitors. The work will remove trees and limbs damaged by insects and recent ice storms. Read more »

23
Oct

Fall Bike Tour to Highlight Western Maryland Rail Trail’s Past

When: Saturday, October 26, meet at 10 a.m.
Where: C&O Bicycle Shop, 9 South Pennsylvania Ave, Hancock
Who: Open to the Public
Cost: Free
Contact: 301-842-2155
 

Join a park ranger for a scenic guided bike tour featuring tales of the Western Maryland Rail Trail’s past. Guests will travel through the bright autumn foliage as they learn about the region’s history, including relics of old modes of transportation which played an important role in the expansion and development of Western Maryland. Read more »

15
Oct

Fort Frederick State Park to Host Fright Night on the Frontier Ghost Walk

When: Saturday, Oct. 19, tours run from 7 to 9 p.m.
Where: Fort Frederick State Park, 11100 Fort Frederick Rd, Big Pool
Who: Open to the Public
Cost: $5/adults, $3/ ages 6-12
Contact: 301-842-2155
 

Costumed guides will lead visitors on a haunted tour of the park grounds and fort, where they will encounter ghostly characters and tales of war, torture and imprisonment. Reenactors will also depict scenes from early traveling oddity shows, popular in Europe during the 18th century. Read more »

1
Oct

Fort Frederick State Park to Host Civil War Reenactments

When: Oct. 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Oct. 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Fort Frederick State Park, 11100 Fort Frederick Rd, Big Pool
Who: Open to the Public
Cost: Md. residents: $3/car; Non-residents: $5/car
Contact: 301-842-2155
 

Visitors will take a journey back in time to the American Civil War with reenactors demonstrating what daily life was like for soldiers stationed along the Potomac fighting to control the vital river corridor. Read more »

24
Sep

Fort Frederick State Park to Host an Evening of Stargazing

Double Star from Nasa.gov
Photo by: Albireo Yandrik, from

When: Saturday, October 5 at 8 p.m.
Where: Fort Frederick Nature Center, 11100 Fort Frederick Road, Big Pool
Who: Open to the Public
Cost: $3 per vehicle for State residents; $5 per vehicle for non-residents
Contact: 301-842-2155
 

Fort Frederick State Park hosts the TriState Astronomers for an evening of stargazing. Guests will observe double stars, star clusters, nebulae, planets and galaxies using a variety of telescopes. The astronomers will help participants identify constellations and answer questions. Read more »