The Surroundings – Thurmont, MD

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thurmont,_Maryland

 

In the twenty years I have lived in Thurmont, the population has more than doubled. A Main Street Community, Thurmont is currently home to a diverse group of about 6,500 residents. The best-known features include Camp David, Catoctin Mountain Park, Cunningham Falls State Park, the annual Catoctin Colorfest, many great restaurants, and of course, Commodore Recording Studio!

 

FUN FACTS ABOUT THURMONT, MARYLAND

  • Between 1751 and 1894, Thurmont was known as “Mechanicstown.”
  • Stick matches were first manufactured in Thurmont in 1825.
  • Contrary to some urban legends, Thurmont is not a KKK stronghold!
  • During the Clinton administration, the president was sometimes seen jogging through town.
  • Camp David was called “Hi-Catoctin” and “Shangri-la” before taking on its current name.
  • International dignitaries hosted at Camp David include Winston Churchill, Margaret Thatcher, Anwar al-Sadat, Mehachem Begin, Tony Blair, Vladimir Putin and many others.
  • Thurmont is home to 4 orchards, 3 Chinese restaurants, 2 tattoo parlors and 1 recording studio.

 

What else is here?

EATERIES

Bollinger’s

Burger King

Carriage House Inn

Chubby’s Barbecue

Food Lion (deli)

Fratelli’s Pizza

KFC/Taco Bell

McDonald’s

Mountain Gate Family Restaurant

New Win Hing

Peking Palace

Pizza Hut

Rocky’s New York Pizza

Roy Rogers

Shamrock Restaurant

Sheetz

Simply Asia

Subway

Thurmont Kountry Kitchen

Weis (deli, subs, pizza)

Wendy’s

 

HOTELS

Beckley’s Motel

The Lodge at Blue Ridge Summit

Super 8

Rambler Inn

Sleep Inn

 

LOCAL ATTRACTIONS

Catoctin Colorfest

Catoctin Furnace

Catoctin Mountain Orchard

Catoctin Mountain Park (Camp David)

Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo

Cunningham Falls State Park

Gettysburg National Military Park

Liberty Mountain Resort

Loy’s Station Covered Bridge

National Shrine Grotto of Lourdes

Pen-Mar Park (Cascade)

Pryor’s Orchard

Roundtop Mountain Resort

 

LOCAL SHOPPING

Ace Hardware

Antietam Napa Auto Parts

Anytime Fitness

Brown’s Jewelry &Gift Store

CVS Pharmacy

Dirt Cheap

Dollar General

Emmitsburg Antique Mall

Flanagan Orchards

Food Lion

Gateway Market & Candy Kitchen

Goodwill Industries

Hobbs True Value Hardware

In Towne Barber

Jen’s Cutting Edge Salon

Number One Nail

Pryor’s Orchard

Renovations Salon & Day Spa

Thurmont Barber & Styling

Thurmont Liquors

Timeless Trends Boutique

Twice Is Nice (second hand store)

Verizon Wireless

Weis

Zurgable Brothers Hardware (Emmitsburg)

 

NEARBY SHOPPING

Francis Scott Key Mall

Hagerstown Premium Outlets

The Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg

 

CONVENIENCE STORES/GASOLINE

Direct To You (Gas only, cash only)

EZ Fill Getty (Emmtsburg)

High’s Dairy Store (Shell gas)

Hoffmann’s Market (No gas)

Sheetz

Silo Hill Exxon (Emmitsburg)

Thurmont Liberty

7-Eleven (Thurmont)

7-Eleven (Rt. 15 N)

7-Eleven (Rt. 15 S – Sunoco gas)

 

ATM’s

7-Eleven (Thurmont)

CVS Pharmacy

PNC Bank (2)

Sheetz

Weis

Woodsboro Bank