Hike Off Those Holiday Pounds at Catoctin Mountain Park
Fall is my favorite time of year. The weather’s crisp, the leaves change, and you don’t have to worry about 90-degree weather and only rarely about sub-freezing weather (at least during the day).
In fact, a nice fall day in the mid-60s might be optimal hiking weather. And I think I’ve found a great place to take a hike this fall (and the rest of the year): Catoctin Mountain Park.
Catoctin Mountain Park is famous for one of its camps, and that would be David, as in Camp David, where presidents have gone to get away from it all for quite a while now. But that camp of course is off-limits to those of unpresidential timber (except for one weekend a month).
As you’ll see, there’s plenty to do in Catoctin Mountain Park.
With 25 miles of hiking trails winding through both Catoctin Mountain Park and [neighboring] Cunningham Falls State Park[,] a variety of experiences are available ranging from easy to strenuous, many leading to outstanding scenic vistas.
[ Related: Walk This Way: 4 Fall Hikes for the D.C.-Area Renter ]
In fact, if you’re an ambitious sort, and we know some of you undoubtedly are, you can try and do as many things as you can here. Go wild. Bring the Frisbee and football. If you like hiking in the cool fall air, make the trip and stay awhile.
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