September 21, 2013 · 9:00 AM
Hello nature lovers,
This is for all you nature lovers. If you like snakes, waterfalls, or other animals, this meetup is for you. Please see below.
Cunningham Falls State Park is located in the picturesque Catoctin Mountains. It is divided into two separate but unique areas. The William Houck Area located three miles west of Thurmont on Route 77 has the lake area, falls and camping area. The Manor Area off Route 15 three miles south of Thurmont has the Scales and Tales Aviary, camping and the historic Catoctin Iron Furnace.
Outdoor activity is everywhere at Cunningham Falls State Park. Leisure opportunities like swimming, hiking, fishing and canoeing are available. For those who wish to get away for either a night or longer there are campsites and camper cabins available for rental from April through October.
The staff and volunteers at Cunningham Falls State Park strive to make your visit a pleasant one. If you have any questions or concerns please let us know.
A trip to Cunningham Falls State Park would not be complete without a visit to the scenic 78-foot waterfall, for which the park is named. Cunningham Falls are the largest cascading waterfall in the state. The falls, locally known as McAfee Falls, can be accessed via a short trail from the lake area or a boardwalk from Route 77 for those visitors with mobility impairments. This trail terminates at the falls from either access point and is not a through trail.
Merge onto Interstate 270 N
Take the exit on the left onto I-270 N toward Frederick
Continue onto US-15 N
Exit onto MD-77 W/W Main St
Continue to follow MD-77 W
Turn left onto Catoctin Hollow Rd
Cunningham Falls State Park
14039 Catoctin Hollow Rd
Thurmont, MD 21788
Feel Free to ask in the discussions area