A Long Winter’s End Downtown



After a harsh winter, I was more than ready for spring to arrive in Downtown Frederick. The warm weather and sunshine always bring lots to see and do, including patios to eat on, music to relis
h in, long walks to take, and shopping trips to embark upon! So, when we got that first tiny glimpse of spring, I set off, ready to reconnect with Frederick.This town has so much to offer. As I walked, each step brought me beautiful sights and rich history. Taking a moment to read the Heritage Trail Markers around town provided me a history lessons on every block; bringing to life stories and our community’s culture.No walk is complete without a breath of fresh air, and while a zip through picturesque Baker Park is always nice, in spring you can’t beat a stroll along Carroll Creek to observe the beautiful plants blooming. Thanks to the Color on the Creek project, an initiative to enhance the water quality and aesthetics of the park, the view is spectacular.


Of course, Downtown’s unique selection of retailers is not-to-be-missed this season. Head down Patrick Street for a seemingly endless selection of home décor shops, antique dealers, fashionable clothing boutiques, and more. Dart over to Everedy Square and Shab Row for gifts, furniture, chocolate, apparel, tea, and cooking salts; there’s enough savory and sweet sensations to satisfy the palate of any shopper. Or take a jaunt on Market Street for yet another eclectic variety of retailers- from oil and vinegar, to hand-crafted gifts and fine art galleries. Whether you’re looking for a great new warm-weather wardrobe, unique décor to revitalize your home after spring-cleaning, or winter has you pining for an unforgettable outing, Downtown has you covered.

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