Spend The Day Exploring A Cave And Waterfall On This Mini Maryland Road Trip
We love a good road trip and we’ve featured plenty on this site in the past. Some are so long, you’d need an entire weekend to visit each and every stop. However, if it’s a short and sweet road trip you’re seeking, consider the following trip. This route features both a cave AND a waterfall, and the best part is that the distance between these two natural wonders is only a half-hour. Read on to learn more and enjoy this beautiful day trip in the Old Line State.
Did you know that Maryland's most majestic cave is only a half-hour from the state's longest cascading waterfall? Visit both in one day for a short and sweet road trip to remember.
First, let's learn about Crystal Grottoes Caverns. This natural cave is located in Boonsboro and is truly a hidden gem.
Crystal Grottoes Caverns, 19821 Shepherdstown Pike, Boonsboro, MD 21713, USA
Crystal Grottoes Caverns has more formations per square foot than any other cave known to man! Tours usually run from 10am-5pm daily and there's a fee of $20 per adult 12 and up, and $10 for kids 11 and under.
* Be aware that the caverns do close for a few months during the winter season. Check out the website to stay up to date.
While on your tour, you'll marvel at thousands of formations. Bring your camera to capture the surreal sights and don't forget to bring a sweatshirt -- this place stays at a crisp 54-degrees year-round!
Once you've had your fill of Crystal Grottoes Caverns, head to the next stop, Cunningham Falls State Park. You'll find it along Catoctin Hollow Road in Thurmont. Hike the 1-mile trail...
...and you'll arrive at Cunningham Falls! This natural wonder is Maryland's largest cascading waterfall, making for the perfect place to sit on the rocks and watch the water flow down the crevices.
Cunningham Falls State Park, 14274 William Houck Dr, Thurmont, MD 21788, USA
If you're visiting during warmer weather, you can also head to the beach here and take a dip in the lake. Learn more about the two wondrous attractions above by visiting the websites listed below. Hop in the car -- this mini Maryland road trip is sure to dazzle.
Want to learn more about these two places in Maryland?
for the Crystal Grottoes Caverns website, and Click here for the official website of Cunningham Falls State Park. here
For another great adventure in the Old Line State, check out: The Scenic Train Ride In Maryland That Runs Year-Round!
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