Whether you are considering a move to the Frederick Md area, or if you're a new resident or a long-time Frederick-tonian like me, there are always new things to explore and do in our beautiful part of the state. Here are some good resources to get you on your way:
1.Frederick4Less from WFMD – The local radio station provides gift cards for local businesses for half price, usually a $50 gift certificate for $25. Every month several different businesses are highlighted. This is a great way to check out a new restaurant or hair stylist for half the price.
2. Frederick has a wealth of Historical Sites, from Colonial and Revolutionary times, to Civil War times. Many events throughout the year are offered, often with free admission. There are several websites with information about the county’s historical treasures:
Frederick County Landmarks Foundation – With information about the Schifferstadt Architectural Museum, Frontier Days, Frederick Barnstormers Tour, and other events, as well as educational opportunities and preservation news.
Historical Society of Frederick County – Information about the Roger Brooke Taney House, Downtown Frederick tours, the Museum of Frederick County and Research Center, as well as activities throughout the year. There are children's activities, book clubs and many other events.
3. Frederick Sites
Visit Frederick Maryland is a good overall site with information about Parks and Recreation, Historic Places, and The Arts.
Downtown Frederick Partnership has a lot of information on happenings in the Historic District, downtown Frederick. First Saturdays are a monthly event perfect for exploring Frederick Maryland's downtown area.
Frederick Visitor's Information Center - 151 S. East Street. (301) 600-4047
Frederick County Tourism has some great apps for both iPhone and Android, Frederick City walking tour, Frederick County visitor guide, and a Civil War Trails app. There is also a Maryland Civil War Trails app.
Frederick Wine Trail, there are several wineries in and around Frederick, with lots of activities and festivals throughout the year.
Maryland Parks - There are over 60 state parks, several in or near Frederick include: South Mountain Park, Greenbrier, Gathland, Gambrill, Fort Frederick, and Cunningham Falls
National Parks in Maryland - include: Antietam National Battlefield, National Scenic Trail, Monocacy National Battlefield, Catoctin Mountain Park, and C&O Canal, and Gettysburg National Cemetery is nearby, and more.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Presidents Day weekend
National Park Week - opening weekend
National Park Service's 99th Birthday
National Public Lands Day
Check out the National Park Service Passes. Annual passes are available for $80, and Seniors (62 and over) can getlifetime passes for $10! For people with disabilities, passes are free, and there are volunteer opportunities with free passes.You can purchase Maryland State Park Passports online.
Baker Park Looking East
5.Frederick Restaurants - A Foodie's Paradise. There are dozens of Zagat-rated restaurants in Frederick. Any one of the following sources will help you find them: