The 44th Annual Maple Syrup Festival
The 44th Annual Maple Syrup Festival will be held on March 8, 9, 15 and 16 2014. The event will be held from 9 to 2 at the Houck Lake Area off of Catoctin Hollow Road. Food will be served including pancakes, sausage, sausage sandwiches, hot dogs and other items. Maple syrup products will be sold including maple syrup, maple cream and maple candy. A maple syrup making demonstration will start every 30 minutes and continue throughout each day. Live music typically includes a blue grass band and a one man band. A children’s craft making tent provides supplies for various crafts.
A donation of $2 per person is requested in lieu of the standard state park entry fee. All money collected goes to the Friends of Cunningham Falls State Park and Gambrill State Park. The “Friends” is a non-profit organization which has supported Cunningham Falls and Gambrill State Parks since 1996. Previous “Friends” donations to the parks include Polaris vehicles, skid loader, rescue boat and motor, handicapped beach wheelchair, AEDs, power tools and other items.
Directions: US Route 15 North from Frederick Maryland. Exit at Maryland Route 77 and continue west on 77. Turn left on Catoctin Hollow Road just past the Catoctin Mountain Park Visitor Center. Follow the signs for the Falls parking and turn right to head into the Houck Lake Area.