The 50th Annual Maple Syrup Festival

March 14, 15, 21 and 22
The festival takes place from 10 to 2:00 at the Houck Lake Area of Cunningham Falls State Park. Delicious food will be served including pancakes, sausage, sausage sandwiches and other items for an additional fee. Maple syrup products will be sold including maple syrup, maple cream and maple candy. A maple syrup making demonstration will start every hour. Children can enjoy free games, stories and crafts in a large, heated tent. Live music will be provided by local bands. A sign language interpreter is scheduled for both Sundays.
Pets are welcome in the William Houck area except in the dining/food service areas and on beaches. Pets must be leashed at all times.

A donation of $3 per person is requested in lieu of the park entry fee. Youth group members are $2 per person. Children in safety seats are free. 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 into the Houck Lake Area. Click on the map picture for directions.

Fifth Annual Friends 10K, 5K and Fun Run/Walk

October 27 Race Results:
10K Race Results
5K Race Results

A huge thank you to all our sponsers who helped make the race a success.