Catoctin Mountain Park

TRACK Trails Program Expanding To Catoctin Mountain Park

TRACK Trails, a kid-friendly trails program created by the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation to encourage youth to get outdoors, is expanding to Catoctin Mountain Park in Maryland.

Searching For Wildflowers In The National Parks Of The Southern And Middle Appalachians

Bloodroot
This is the time for wildflowers in the Appalachians. Where can you see them? Wildflower weekends are being hosted by many parks in the next few weeks. Going with an expert is the best way to learn about wildflowers.

Archaeology In the Parks: An Ancient Quarry In Catoctin Mountain Park

With its densely forested landscape, Catoctin Mountain Park in Maryland doesn't easily give up its secrets. But if you have a trained eye, you can spot ancient quarries Native Americans relied on for their tools.
A Photographer Natural beauty in the National Park System is not harbored solely in the Rocky Mountains, the High Sierra, or the Cascades. Drift through the pages of a new book that revolves around the nation's capital and you'll be treated to snow drifts and Swallowtail butterflies in perhaps the most unexpected places.

At Maryland's Catoctin Mountain Park, a Whiskey Still Gets You Up Close and Personal with Moonshine History

An easy hike on the Blue Blazes Whiskey Still Trail in Catoctin Mountain Park brings you to one of the more unusual exhibits you'll see in a national park -- a genuine whiskey still set up on the secluded site of a very eventful Prohibition-era raid.

Whoa! Did I Read That Right? Double-Take Posts of 2009

Finicky bears, addled boaters, a cannon that was, a cannonball that wasn’t. In 2009, these and other outside-the-box stories reminded us that you just never know what you’re going to run into – or what might run into you -- in America’s national parks.

How Not to Launch a Boat at Catoctin Mountain Park

Boat accident at Big Hunting Creek
Catoctin Mountain Park offers a lot of great activities, but boating is not one of them. A motorist towing a boat past the park recently confirmed that's the case with an unplanned, and very unorthodox, "boat launching."

This Park Wins the "Most Visits by a President" Award

Catoctin Mountain Park view.
Which unit in the national park system outside of Washington, D.C., has received the most visits by presidents and other heads of state? Here are two clues: An answer to the question, "Where in blue blazes…" is found in this park, and in years past Shangri-La was just up the road.

National Park Quiz 19: Trails

You’ll have fun with this week’s quiz, even if you don’t stride or ride the national park trails. Answers are at the end. If we catch you peeking, we’ll make you remove the meadow muffins from our favorite hiking trail.
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