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Boonsboro, MD

12 miles from Jellystone Park

Downtown BoonboroSpend the day exploring Boonsboro where small town charm meets the wonders of natural history. First stop is on the summit of South Mountain, at the Washington Monument, the first monument dedicated to the memory of George Washington, the "Father of our Country". A rugged stone tower was dedicated to the first President by the citizens of Boonsboro in 1827. Washington traveled through Western Maryland in his early years as a surveyor. The Appalachian Trail winds through this park and passes the base of the monument. A short drive away is the famous War Correspondent’s Memorial Arch, a stone monument built as a tribute to army journalists and photographers. Lunch at the Red Byrd Restaurant. Afterwards, explore historic downtown Boonsboro, MD, named for cousins of the famous Daniel Boone. A must-do is a visit to Turn The Page Bookstore, owned by New York Times Bestselling author, Nora Roberts. Nearby is the Boonsborough Museum of History, which houses an extensive collection of historical objects spanning 5,000 years: displays of china, glassware, weapons, and ancient artifacts; reconstruction of a cabinetmaker's shop and 19th century general store; and Civil War relics from area battlefields. Don’t leave Boonsboro until you enjoy the natural air conditioning at Crystal Grottos Caverns while trying to remember the difference between stalactites and stalagmites. For more information, visit the town website HERE.


Shepherdstown, WV

15 Miles From Jellystone Park

Downtown ShepherdstownEverything we love about historic East Coast towns can be found in Shepherdstown – brick sidewalks, quaint restaurants, unique shops, and charming homes surrounded by old-fashioned flowers and towering trees. A post-card setting just minutes away.

 

 

 

 


Baltimore, MD

77 miles from Jellystone Park

Downtown BaltimoreIf you love the water, Baltimore is your kind of town. Check out the Inner Harbor upscale shops and savor mouth-watering, regional cuisine at Harbor Place. Take a short jaunt in a water taxi to the National Aquarium or the Maryland Science Center. Root! Root! Root! for the home team at an Orioles or Ravens game. Just a few reasons why they call it Charm City.

 


Washington, DC

76 miles from Jellystone Park

Visit Washington D.C.The District. Use this user-friendly, all inclusive Web site with links to monuments, attractions and travel info, including the Metro subway system.
Prepare to be awed, whether it’s your first or fourteenth visit to D.C. Inspiring monuments and memorials pay tribute, while museums capture and preserve important milestones in art, science, and history. Don’t be surprised by the lump in your throat at your first nighttime glimpse of the Capitol.

 

 

 


Antietam Creek Canoe

5.8 miles from Jellystone Park

​This company runs trips, rents canoes, rents kayaks, and rents tubes. They are located so closely to our park, that it would be a great day-time activity! For more information, visit AntietamCreek.com.

19005 Lappans Road, Boonsboro, MD 21713


By Type of Activity:

Shopping/Antiques

Washington County is well known as the smart shopper’s destination of choice. Whether you’re looking for that one-of-a-kind antique or affordable, up-to-the-minute fashions, there’s a store with your name on it. Check out these great retail locations.

  • Premium Outlets
  • Funkstown/Rt. 40 Antiques
  • Valley Mall
  • Downtown
  • The Centre at Hagerstown

Civil War/History

Follow the footsteps of the country’s westward expansion along the C & O Canal. Visit the sunken road at Antietam and learn why it was renamed after that fateful day in 1862. Take in a living history demonstration of the French and Indian War at Fort Frederick, and see the spot that ignited passions at Harpers Ferry.


Outdoor

Outdoor enthusiasts may never want to leave! Golfers can choose from several public and private courses, that highlight the area’s natural beauty. Bicyclists will enjoy the scenic views along the C & O Canal towpath or the convenience of a paved ride on the Western Maryland Rail Trail. Anglers can pick up their licenses at the Downsville General Store and then head to the shaded banks of Antietam Creek at Devil’s Backbone Park. Whitewater paddlers have the option of kayaking, canoeing or rafting with nearby River & Trail Outfitters in Harpers Ferry.


Washington County Museum of Fine Arts

Recognized as one of the best small art museums in the country, the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts is a jewel set in Hagerstown’s beautiful City Park. During the fall and winter months, catch a performance, by visiting performers at the historic Maryland Theater, or the renowned Maryland Symphony Orchestra.


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