Fort Frederick and the Appalachian Trail

Dec 4, 2019

I thought I had pulled more photos from our Fort Frederick trip, but obviously I didn’t. The Appalachian Trail runs alongside the fort, so I’ve included those photos.

This means that here in the near future, I will do another post on Fort Frederick, but for now, here are some quick facts about the fort and the Appalachian Trail.

Hope you enjoy!

Fort Frederick:

  • public recreation and historic area on the Potomac River, near the town of Big Pool, Maryland
  • a stone fort active in the French and Indian War and American Revolution
  • the Chesapeake and Ohio (C & O Canal) runs through the park
  • designated a National Historic Landmark in 1973
  • 585 acres

Things to do:

  • boating
  • camping
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • re-enactments

The Appalachian Trail and the Potomac River:

the Potomac River
  • the Appalachian Trail (A.T.) is 2,168 mile long footpath that runs from Georgia to Maine
  • almost 40 miles runs through Maryland, most of which runs along the ridge line of South Mountain
  • trail became a reality in 1937
  • it can take 4 to 5 months to do a “thru hike” – hiking the trail from beginning to end! (I would love to do this one day, it’s been on my bucket list for some time now!)
  • the entire length of the A.T. in Maryland can be done in 4 or 5 days
  • trail shelters and backpackers campgrounds are conveniently spaced about a days’ hike apart
nasty water
  • Annapolis Rock, Washington Monument, and Weverton Cliffs, are popular destinations along the Appalachian Trail (We did the A.T. trail once, when my son was young, to Washington Monument. By the time we got there, we had to call my parents to come get us because if we had hiked back to the car, we would’ve gotten stuck in the dark.)

I know these water photos aren’t actually part of the Potomac River, but an outcropping. After walking along the trail a little ways (no more than an hour) we had to turn back because of the fowl smell coming from the water.

I’ve got more photos of the park, so I will be pulling them and next week, I’m hoping, I will be able to share more about it. The last time we went up to the park, they were doing a French and Indian re-enactment.

Hope you enjoyed the little bit of info I was able to share!

Have a great day!

Thanks for stopping by!!

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