Catoctin Mountain Park

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Best National Parks Near Washington, D.C.

There’s nothing quite like the peace and tranquility of a park. Experience some one-on-one time with Mother Nature at one of these best national parks located near D.C.

03/14/2015

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Best Summer Backpacking Trips Near Washington, D.C.

Who says you have to travel to a foreign country in order to experience a backpacking trip? Check out one of these best summer backpacking trips near DC today.

05/03/2014

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Rangers Learning Rescue Techniques at Md. Park

National Park Service rangers are rigging up at Catoctin Mountain Park near Thurmont to learn how to rescue people in the mountains.

03/31/2014

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Sharpshooters Target Catoctin Mountain Park Deer

National Park Service sharpshooters are taking aim at white-tailed deer in Catoctin Mountain Park near Thurmont.

11/18/2013