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Cunningham Falls Hosts Maple Syrup Festival

Mountain Maryland Tradition Sweetens Next Two Weekends

Cunningham Falls State Park will host its 47th Annual Maple Syrup Making Demonstrations March 11-12 and 18-19 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Park rangers and volunteers will demonstrate the traditional way to craft maple syrup. Visitors are invited to enjoy a hot breakfast, join in children’s activities, and listen to live folk and bluegrass music in a large heated tent.

“This annual event is a great way for the whole family to get outside to take part in a Catoctin Mountain tradition,” Cunningham Falls State Park Manager Mark Spurrier said.

The event takes place in the park’s William Houck Area, 14039 Catoctin Hollow Road, Thurmont. Sign-language interpretation will be provided on Sundays. Pets are permitted in outside areas of the event.

A donation of $3 per person or $2 per person for youth groups is requested. Children in safety seats are free. A pancake and sausage breakfast will be served from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for an additional cash-only cost.

Proceeds from the Maple Syrup Festival benefit the nonprofit Friends of Cunningham Falls State Park and Gambrill State Park. Anyone with questions should call 301-271-7574.