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Close to Washington, D. C., near Thurmont in the heart of the scenic Catoctin Mountains, Cunningham Falls State Park is a popular place for the city folks to spend a weekend surrounded by nature. Divided into two distinct and separated areas, the park has a lake, falls, and camping in one, and the Scales and Tales Aviary, an historical iron furnace, and camping in the other area. A small, man-made lake has a nice beach perfect for a cooling swim, fishing, or canoeing. There are shady hiking trails going in all directions, whether you want to see the remnants of the old iron furnace or prefer to visit beautiful Cunningham Falls, the largest cascading waterfall in Maryland.
8916 Chesapeake Ave, North Beach, MD 20714, Phone: 301-855-6681
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