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Fort Frederick- Fort Frederick is one of the largest fortifications built by English colonists in North America. It was unique because of its large size and strong stone wall. Most other forts of the period were built of wood and earth.
Fort Frederick was Maryland's frontier defense during the French and Indian War (1754-1763). In 1756, the Governor of Maryland, Horatio Sharpe, who personally directed much of the construction, began work on the Fort, during the outset of the war.
The Fort is open to visitors daily from Memorial Day to Labor Day and on weekends during the off-season. Special weekday tours for educational groups during the off-season can be arranged through the park's office. Summer activities include performances by volunteer reactivated military units, guided tours, audio-visual programs and a crafts program.
Fort Frederick State Park is located in the Cumberland Valley, 18 miles west of Hagerstown and one mile south of I-70 near Big Pool (Rt. 56, Exit 12) at 11100 Fort Frederick Road Big Pool, MD.
Whitetail Ski Resort- Whitetail Resort is a four season resort owned and operated by the Snow Time, Inc. and is located between Mercersburg, PA and Clear Spring, MD. Whitetail is one of the few ski resorts located in the Washington DC/Baltimore metro area. During non-ski season, Whitetail offers fly fishing and a par 72 golf course. Elevation: Base: 865 feet (264 m), Summit: 1,800 feet (550 m), Vertical Rise: 935 feet (285 m). Trails include: Trails: 19 total (26% beginner, 42% intermediate, 32% advanced), Longest Run: "Limelight" ~ 4,900 feet (1494 m), Terrain Parks: 2, Average Annual Snowfall: 40 in/year (1 m/year), Snowmaking: 100%. They also al low night skiing. There are 7 total lifts.