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sunday - August 20, 2023 - 2:00-4:00pm

Tea in the Tea Room is BACK

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Formal tea service, luncheon, and scones, with the 60-mile view from the balcony of this historic CCC-era structure.  The Tea Room is in the High Knob Scenic Area of Gambrill State Park.  Proceeds benefit the non-profit Friends of Cunningham Falls and Gambrill State Parks.

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Saturday and Sunday

MAY 20 & 21, 2023 

Saturday - 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Sunday - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

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Annual Maple Syrup Festival

March 11-12 and March 18-19, 2023

Come celebrate the annual Maple Syrup Festival at Cunningham Falls State Park!


Guests can watch staff demonstrate the traditional way of boiling sap into syrup, listen to live bluegrass music, and take a hayride through the Maple Grove. 

Proceeds from the Maple Syrup Festival benefit the nonprofit Friends of Cunningham Falls and Gambrill State Parks.

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Friends 10K / 5K
and Fun- Run/Walk

"Become a race Corporate Sponsor"
Sunday, November 6, 2022 - 9 am


The 7th annual Friends footrace occurs at the peak of fall foliage in the cool, crisp air.  Early-bird discount for registrants in Spring, 2022.  Family-friendly, food, prizes and a great race t-shirt.

The paved 5K begins and ends at the Lake parking lot, and includes "The Hill".  The 10K is a challenging double-loop of the 5K course.  The un-timed 1.4-mile Fun Run/Walk is at your own pace.  

For more information and Registration:

For Corporate Sponsorship information, please CONTACT US.

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Westminster Astronomy Society Program

Register for this event or contact for questions here:

October 1 


Join the Westminster Astronomy Society during the day to view the Sun through a solar telescope, and then come back in the evening to view the stars through telescopes.  Free with payment of park entrance fees.  Rain cancels.

2 pm - 5 pm.  South Beach parking lot of the William Houck Area, Cunningham Falls Park
9 pm - 11 pm.  Dam Overlook on Catoctin Hollow Rd. Cunningham Falls Park 

see more programs offered at the parks on our facebook page!
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Meet the Park Manager, Storybook Hike, and more!

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Friends 10K / 5K
and Fun Run/Walk


We are pleased to announce the Friends

10K / 5K and Fun Run/Walk will return on Sunday, November 7, 2021 at 9 am in Cunningham Falls State Park's William Houck Area.  


Technical t-shirt (timed runners only), cooler air, lovely autumn scenery.  We have designed our packet pick up and race day experience to be low-contact as the pandemic simmers.  


The course is the same (yes, it still includes "The Hill").


An Early-bird registration discount is available through July, so don't miss out: 

We hope to see you on November 7th!




April 16, 2022


9 am - 12 noon

Anglers age 15 and younger are invited to fish in the pond at Gambrill State Park.  All participants must be accompanied by an adult and bring their own fishing tackle and bait.  Free, limit 35 participants.


To reserve your space, call the park at 301-271-7574 or email:

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Maryland Iron Festival

May 21-22, 2022

10 am - 5 pm

Celebrate our region's history as an early center for iron making at this annual family-friendly festival. Blacksmithing, hands-on casting and molding demonstrations.  At the historic Catoctin Iron Furnace on MD 806.  Free entry.


For more information, visit:

meet our sponsors

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