Parks & Recreation

Wind Down in Frederick County

No matter how busy and successful your business, everyone needs to take a break once in awhile. Start the fun in downtown Frederick, named a Great American Main Street by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, featuring 50 blocks of historic charm, a vibrant business district and home to Carroll Creek Park, a 1.3 mile-world class urban park. Shop for one-of-a-kind gifts, antiques and more. Sample the spirited night life. Dine in cosmopolitan style at the city's share of more than 200 eateries countywide. Enjoy top entertainment amid the vintage splendor of the 1,100-seat Weinberg Center. Experience some of Frederick County's award-winning wineries and farm breweries. Immerse yourself in an art exhibit at the Delaplaine Visual Arts Center. Or head for your favorite mall spots or take a drive to do some downtown shopping in one of five Main Street designated towns. 

Time to unwind? There's plenty of wide open space to explore. Celebrate the weekend at a country festival. Tee off at one of thirteen challenging golf courses. Hike the C&O Canal towpath. Take in the natural beauty of a 78-foot waterfall at Cunningham Falls. Explore Frederick County's deep-rooted Civil War history by visiting the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, the Barbara Fritchie House or Monocacy Battlefield. Camp or fish surrounded by the natural beauty of 20,000 parkland acres and spend some family time at the Catoctin Wildlife Preserve & Zoo or Adventure Park USA. Sports enthusiasts can catch a Frederick Keys game at a home stadium that's the envy of other minor league baseball teams.

Frederick County is ready for action when you are, laid back when you're not. And within a short drive are the diversions of the Chesapeake Bay, Atlantic Ocean beaches, and the nation's capital.

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