Get Off the Beaten Path

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Frederick County, Maryland is a GREAT place to live and work. I love the tremendous variety of shops and restaurants in Downtown Frederick. I love Baker Park, Cunningham Falls, Sugarloaf Mountain and the acres-and-acres of rolling farmland. Get off the beaten path, you can drive for 30 minutes or more without seeing other traffic except the occasional farm tractor. I love the small towns: New Market, Myersville, Woodsboro, Burkittsville. But, in 45 minutes or less you could drive to Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Gettysburg or Hagerstown. Frederick County has three covered bridges, the Grotto of Lourdes, Monocacy National Battlefield and the Weinberg Center. There’s the Catoctin Zoo, the Great Frederick Fair, the National Museum of Civil War Medicine and the Frederick Keys. I love Frederick County. It’s home to Fort Detrick, the National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, the Delaplaine Visual Arts Center and FITCI – the small business technology incubator. There’s big business too – State Farm, MedImmune, Bechtel, Wells Fargo and Fannie Mae. More great small towns: Walkersville, Mount Airy, Emmitsburg, Brunswick, Middletown and Thurmont. And some lively unincorporated communities: Urbana, Lake Linganore, Jefferson, Point of Rocks and Libertytown.  Get off the beaten path and you’ll find: high-quality wineries, fruit orchards, antiques and pottery, the Schifferstadt Architectural Museum, the Brunswick Railroad Museum and even a bull riding ranch. I’ve just started to scratch the surface! There’s Mount Saint Mary’s University, Hood College and Frederick Community College. There’s the War Correspondents Memorial Arch, Camp David, Flying Dog Brewery, Adventure Park and the giant wooden sliding board in Rocky Ridge. Frederick County, Maryland is a GREAT place to live and work – I love it!

Randy Gray
Frederick County Office of Economic Development

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