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As with Washington Monument State Park. the rain followed me south, however there some viewing to do. While at Washington Monument dale told me about two small museums at Gathland. The first is about Alfred Townsend, a northern civil war correspondent. Beside Alfred, though photos...More
We visited Gathland for the first time. The drive out there is beautiful - through rural Frederick County and then through the quaint historical town of Burkittsville. We visited the museum at the park and checked out the ruins of the barn and tomb/garden, before...More
Gathland State Park has both the ruins of the Gath estate -- a crumbling barn, the foundations of the library -- and the stunning preserved Civil War monuments that George Alfred Townsend commissioned, including the famous War Correspondents' Arch. This area is particularly stunning in...More
If a stroll through some of these woods looks a little familiar, you've probably seen them before, as these woods made for much of the backdrop of the original Blair Witch Project film. The woods themselves aren't exactly popping with color nor does the trail...More
Hidden treasure for anyone interested in history and the great outdoors. Clean Park that is well managed. We did some hiking and camping with a short tour of the exhibits. Great for the day or overnight adventure.
I wanted to check out this attraction while in the area. You just drive on this very back country road and all of a sudden this giant archway appears in front of you. What a sight. There were some re-enactors there. They hadn't started their...More
We hiked that section of the Appalachian trail: six miles from parking lot to the river, a 12-mile return trail. Mostly goes up and down along the ridge. Beautiful views of the valley and the river. Follow the white blazes.
The cliff area is impressive:...More
We were a little surprised to see on the battlefield a monument to war correspondents but it was beautiful. The park has some interesting areas besides it's just a lovely place to stop and check out. A main road runs right thru it but in...More