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Maple Syrup Demo

This is a beautiful park all through the year. There are many well maintained trails, falls, lake... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Beautiful wooded hikes

I've been on a couple of the trails now. Each of them fun with a reward at the end (waterfalls... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2019
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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Located in the Catoctin Mountains, this park is well-known for its history, scenic beauty and various recreational facilities including campsites, hiking trails, picnic areas and fishing piers.
14039 Catoctin Hollow Rd, Thurmont, MD 21788-1514
+1 301-271-7574
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All reviews cunningham falls swimming area the cliff on the rocks concession stand state park camp store hiking trails easy trail small kids maple syrup festival stayed here bathrooms were clean summer weekends nice lake camping trip day trip
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Cunningham Falls State Park is a great place to come spend the day. We have been several times and have enjoyed each visit. The highlight, of course, is hiking to the waterfall for photos. A good place to bring family or friends. Ample trails and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sue L
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a beautiful park all through the year. There are many well maintained trails, falls, lake beaches and activities. We enjoyed coming in for the annual maple syrup demonstration and getting the made in Md treat!

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 13 February 2019

I've been on a couple of the trails now. Each of them fun with a reward at the end (waterfalls, great veiws, etc). Great visitors center with very helpful rangers.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank GypsyGeorgia
Reviewed 12 December 2018

I love experiencing new travel places for hiking. This was a great place to walk and see nature at its best. I brought my 77 year old mom and 71 year old aunt on this adventure. We had a great time and they both kept...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank dressagewoman
Reviewed 5 December 2018

This is a must see if you are in the area. As my kids were growing up we would spend a lot of time here on the beaches of the lake or hiking on the trails up to the falls. Also they host many special...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank jenniferjjtravel
Reviewed 21 November 2018

One part of the hike it a very easy trail, you can turn around and take that right back out. If you like a challenge there is another half that goes some rocks and rougher terrain, but still on the easier side. The falls were...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank adventurefoddie
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

We visited Cunningham Falls on a gorgeous fall day and were surprised it wasn’t more crowded. The trails are well marked with plenty of parking areas. Trails range from easy to moderate to difficult. The waterfall trail is an easy one which is terrific. I...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank StacyInDC2012
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Took my 7 year old grand son here. both he and I enjoyed it very much. It was a little to muddy for hiking but he enjoyed the play ground, Aviary with a bald eagle, hawks and owls. The visitor center had some snakes in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank richardsV5730KZ
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

We walked from our campsite to the trail. The first section of the trail was well marked. The second part wasn’t. We saw deer on our way to the Falls. Parts of the trail were very steep.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank BLMerce
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

Stopped at the aviary on this visit. Saw several beautiful owls, hawks, and a bald eagle. Also some turtles. Then stopped at a nearby picnic area near a babbling stream. Quite lovely and relaxing.

Date of experience: October 2018
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30 October 2018|
Response from Lisa D | Reviewed this property |
Perhaps if you go to the ranger station they would be able to give you permission to park in the handicap lot.
30 October 2018|
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Response from Kathy S | Reviewed this property |
There is handicapped parking on Rte 77 and a short boardwalk (wheelchair accesible) that leads to the falls. It takes me about 5-10 minutes to walk to the falls on the boardwalk. There are a few benches along the way so you... More
30 June 2018|
Response from wahootoyou | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea what you are talking about.