* Tea at Gambrill State Park, Frederick, Maryland * October 1, 2017, 3 to 5 PM

It's tea time at Gambrill State Park. The Park staff invites guests of all ages to join them for a tea service complete with scrumptious goodies and a presentation from guest speaker Dr. Sunshine Brosi. Dr. Brosi is an Appalachian region ethnobotanist. The topic will be sustainable wild harvesting. The tea will include an assortment of teas, gourmet tea sandwiches, scones and sweets. The event will take place in the Tea Room, a native stone building constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corp in the 1930s. The Tea Room is located in the park's High Knob Area, featuring breathtaking views of the Frederick and Middletown valleys. This event is sponsored by the Friends of Cunningham Falls State Park and Gambrill State Park in partnership with the Maryland Park Service.

Notice: the October 1, 2017 tea is sold out. Please visit this website for future tea events.

Third Annual Friends 10K, 5K, Fun Run/Walk & Tot Trot

October 29, 2017
Houck Area of Cunningham Falls State Park

Please join us for the Third Annual Friends 10K, 5K, Fun Run/Walk & Tot Trot in beautiful Cunningham Falls State Park. This is a family friendly event with food and prizes. The race course is in the William Houch Area of the park, with views of Hunting Creek Lake and the Catoctin Mountains. Much of the course is shaded by a mixed hardwood forest. Discount for early registration. Walk up registration is available at the event for $40 per person for the 10K and 5K race and $10 per person for the fun run/walk.

9:00 AM: 10K and 5K – Challenging, paved course near Hunting Creek Lake in Cunningham Falls Park’s Houck Area.
9:02 AM Fun Run / Walk – A paved 1.4-mile stroller-friendly event near Hunting Creek Lake and Cunningham Falls.
8:50 AM: Tot Trot – A sprint for the youngsters.

For information and online registration use the link below. Friends 10K 5K Fun Run/Walk and Tot Trot registration

To sponsor the race, please use the donate button below.
Note: This is not the race registration link.

Gambrill State Park and the CCC

The Gambrill State Park area was used as a Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp in 1930"s. Many of the park structures were built by the 18 to 25 year old young men of the CCC. From the beginning of this national program in 1933, to the end in 1942, over 3 million young men enrolled in the CCC and worked to improve the public parks and forests across the country. The three stone overlooks, Tea Room and Visitor Center are a testament to the hard work of these men. Together they created a legacy that will live on in American history. The spirit of the CCC is immortalized in the bronze statue of the CCC worker, Iron Mike. The statue is located near the South Frederick Overlook.

We are in the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC)
as non-profit charitable organization # 93047.