American history from the colonial period to the present can be discovered at Fort Frederick State Park. Our 585 acre park features a unique stone fort that served as Marylands frontier defense during the French and Indian War. The Fort's stone wall and two barracks have been restored to their 1758 appearance. Historic exhibits are in the Fort, barracks, CCC Museum and Visitor Center. The park annually holds programs such as artillery firings, junior ranger, colonial childrens day and the 18th Century Market Fair. The park borders the Potomac River, and the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal passes through the park. The park also features a boat launch, campsites, camp store, fishing, flat water canoeing, a hiking trail, interpretive and educational programs, picnicking, a playground, and a shelter. For more information on facilities, hours, and programs please contact the visitor center.

trail running
8 months ago

I completed a 2.5 hour walk/jog on the Western MD Rail Trail about a week ago. It was very lovely trail. I mainly explored the area & took in nature and history about the trail. Many pretty views (off paved trail)!!!
Primarily for biking to view more of the area, but the hike was nice. The trail has a paved road and side trail that appears to be where train tracks use to be. Great trail. Will go back with my bike next time! ;)

mountain biking
Sunday, November 20, 2016

Another nice one. Maybe I need to learn nordic skiing and come back in the snow.

mountain biking
Sunday, November 20, 2016

Loved it. Nice bike trail.

Great riding if you are not in the mood for dodging people. This trail has lots of passing room and has light traffic even on beautiful days.

Saturday, September 03, 2016

Great trail ride, very scenic. The smooth flat asphalt surface makes for easy biking. Great for everyone especially beginners. Highly recommended!

road biking
Monday, June 06, 2016

Great trail good for racing wheelchairs and road bikes

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

On this cool November day, my daughter and I rode some of the trail. It is a beautiful serene place. I will return!

road biking
Sunday, March 04, 2012

Great trail for a bike ride, it's all paved. Good trail to take the kids.

Sunday, November 06, 2016

Saturday, July 09, 2016

Friday, November 06, 2015

road biking
Saturday, November 01, 2014