Located within a state park of the same name, Cunningham Falls is the largest cascading waterfall in Maryland. Known locally as McAfee Falls, Cunningham Falls has a height of 78 feet and was supposedly renamed after a photographer who frequently took pictures of the falls. Visitors will not only get to see the beautiful sight but will also come across other features such as an old homestead that can be seen above the falls and a natural rock formation called Dunkards Trough that was once used for baptisms.
Catoctin Mountain Park is a gorgeous National Park Service-operated park located adjacent to Cunningham Falls State Park, stretching for eight square miles on the face of Catoctin Mountain. The park showcases some of the Monocacy Valley's most beautiful panoramas and natural wonders, ranging from sparkling streams to views of the stunning Catoctin Mountain range. Many of its historic structures were developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s as part of Great Depression-era civic projects. Visitors can enjoy excellent opportunities for trout fishing, hiking, horseback riding, rock climbing, and cross-country skiing throughout the year. The park is also home to the internationally-famed Camp David presidential retreat, which is not open to the public.
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The Lewis Pond is a peaceful water feature on the southeastern edge of the park in the Lewis Area. Visitors can relax on the water's edge and fish, enjoy the cool shade of the trees, or start out on a hike along the Gateway Trail which leads into the larger park.
Fishing at the Lewis Pond has no tackle restrictions. Statewide regulations for bass and sunfish apply
Cunningham Falls State Park is a lovely state park near the city of Thurmont, best known as the home of its namesake falls, Maryland's largest cascading waterfall. The park is one of several protected park areas on the face of Catoctin Mountain, along with neighboring Catoctin Mountain Park and Frederick Municipal Forest. Abandoned pioneer-era structures and natural wonders can be seen preserved throughout the park, including an abandoned iron mine and the ruins of the third Catoctin Iron Furnace, operated throughout the mid-19th century by Jacob Kinkel.
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