Gathland State Park, Burkittsville

#39 of 43 in Nature in Maryland
Gathland State Park is located in Burkittsville. To visit Gathland State Park and other attractions in Burkittsville, use our Burkittsville travel planner .
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  • We enjoyed hiking a small section of the AP from this park. The small museum was interesting and a bittersweet reminder of the human condition. It was misty/rainy but still a good walk in the woods.  more »
  • As with Washington Monument State Park. the rain followed me south, however there some viewing to do. While at Washington Monument dale told me about two small museums at Gathland. The first is about ...  more »
  • We visited Gathland for the first time. The drive out there is beautiful - through rural Frederick County and then through the quaint historical town of Burkittsville. We visited the museum at the par...  more »
  • I came across this park by accident (I was lost and driving around aimlessly). I stopped to see what it was, and am definitely glad I did. There are some really cool historic attractions/information and access points to the Appalachian Trail, which I walked a couple of miles to check it out. Can't wait to return and explore more!
  • Loved the moment. Take time to look and read the signs. Theres a lot to see in such a nice park
  • I've only been here while hiking on the Appalachian Trail. It's a pretty nice spot to stop for lunch under the pavilion, take a bathroom break, and fill up on fresh water. The monument is really neat and you should walk around and check out all the historical signs and markers. If you are headed SOBO you're only about 4 to 5 miles from Ed Garvey shelter but the spring there is a real pain to get to, fill up on water here!
  • Nice park reminding us about the history of Maryland and Virginia not so long ago.
  • A nice park to go hiking especially on the Appalachian Trail.

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