Catoctin Mountain and Frederick County + ADD NEW ROUTE
5 in Maryland Maryland64 Miles
on April 1, 2009
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From Libertytown, MD take route 550 north west up to Sabillasville, MD. Continue on 550 as it turns a corner and starts heading southwest and then joins up and merges with route 491 south. Take 491 southwest down to Smithsburg, MD. Next take a left on to route 77 and head southeast thru Thurmont and on to Detour. Continue as route 77 becomes Middleburg Road and pass through Feeserburg and then take a right on to Union Bridge Road and head south. Take a right on to Main Street in Union Bridge, MD and continue as Main Street turns into route 75 and just stay on 75 as it takes you into Libertytown, MD.
Very beautiful scenery with many stretches in nice cool woodlands. You can also find several covered bridges just off the main route. Carroll County, MD is one of the prettier farm counties in the State of Maryland. Thurmont, MD is near Camp David and Catoctin Mountain Park (CMP). CMP as many trails and fishing. Route 550 is a very pretty road with several fruit stands. Thurmont also has several good country stylerestaurants.
There are twists, turns and good straight-aways on this route. The roads are all asphalt which are fairly well maintained.
Several goodrestaurantsand fruit stands are available. AroundHalloween, one farmer near Creagerstown, has a Pumpkin Cannon. It works with compressed air and can fire a small pumpkin 100 yards or so.
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