Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Cunningham Falls Hosts Furnace Fest
Who: Open to the Public
When: Saturday, October 20 from 2 to 6 p.m.
Where: Cunningham Falls State Park Manor Area, 14039 Catoctin Hollow Road, Thurmont
Cost: $3 per vehicle for State residents; $5 per vehicle for non-residents
Cunningham Falls State Park staff is hosting the Furnace Fest event which features an open house and guided tours of the area. Participants will meet at the visitor center of the Manor Area, where they will be led along the half-mile Catoctin Iron Furnace Trail to Isabella, the remaining furnace stack from the Industrial Era, and learn about what life was like in the area in the 1800s.
Guests will then gather around the fire and roast marshmallows for s'mores while listening to local legends about some mysterious creatures said to inhabit the mountains. Starting at 4 p.m., participants will get an up-close look at the Scales & Tales raptors, complete with an interpretive feeding program. A craft table will be available for children to make festive fall creations.
Complimentary, light concessions will be provided by The Friends of Cunningham Falls and Gambrill State parks. Donations are appreciated.