From the beautiful covered bridges and scenic farmlands to the north, to the hustle and bustle of the large metropolis that surrounds our nation's capital, the Capital Region has something to offer visitors of all ages. Founded in 1745, Frederick County and downtown Frederick have played a role in every major chapter of American history. Located on the Mason Dixon Line, the county was the site of the Battle of South Mountain and the Battle of Monocacy. Towns were occupied by troops from both sides in the days before the nearby battles of Antietam and Gettysburg.
The Appalachian Trail follows the western border of Frederick County for 40 of its 2,170 miles, much of them along South Mountain.
To the north, the picturesque Catoctin Mountains serve as the setting for several parks and many local attractions you'll want to see. These parks offer recreational activities such as swimming, boating, camping, skating, and horseback riding, to mention a few. C&O Canal National Historic Park preserves the canal era when coal, lumber, and agricultural products floated down the Potomac River to market. A visit to the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, the repository of exhibits and artifacts devoted to the technological and procedural advances made in the medical field during that period, makes for a great history lesson.
To the south, Washington, DC is only a short distance away by the ever-convenient METRO train system.
The Maryland Bed and Breakfast Association inns are approved and inspected with accommodations and hospitality found only with the B&B experience.