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Thoughts on Frederick with kids?

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Thoughts on Frederick with kids?

We are camping nearby for four days and are thinking of rounding things off with a night or two in Frederick with our 3 and 6 year old daughters. Thoughts on places to stay or things to do would be appreciated. Is Rose Hill fun? Also, I thought there were caves near Frederick but don't see mention of that here -- any information on that?

Also, any thoughts Frederick vs Harpers Ferry WV would be welcome. Both would be convenient for our post-camping trip.


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Baltimore, Maryland
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1. Re: Thoughts on Frederick with kids?

way more for kids in HF than Frederick. Not aware of any caves.

Also, can swim, hike in Catoctin which is just north of Frederick on 15. There are a number of comfort inn type places just outside Frederick along Rt 70 but since I live here, can't critique them.

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2. Re: Thoughts on Frederick with kids?

You're thinking of Crystal Grottoes which is about 20 mins southwest of Frederick.


I'd personally choose Harper's Ferry over Frederick if you have kids. There is much more to see and do in HF although Frederick is worth a visit.

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3. Re: Thoughts on Frederick with kids?

Thanks for both helpful comments -- I appreciate it.

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