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. . . Taken a Fall Drive and Gone Crafting in the Catoctins

Sunday, October 3, 2004; Page C02

. . . taken a fall drive and gone crafting in the Catoctins. What better way to celebrate fall than by taking a weekend jaunt up to the mountains? On Oct. 9 and 10, Thurmont, Md., will welcome more than 330 crafters and thousands of patrons to its town square for the 41st annual Catoctin ColorFest. While you are there, take a side trip into the colorful mountains via a special hour-long train ride at 2 p.m. on Oct. 10.

Catoctin ColorFest, shown in 2000, will be Oct. 9-10 in Thurmont, Md. (Tracy A. Woodward -- The Washington Post)

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Thurmont is about 15 miles north of Frederick on Route 15, and 60 miles from Washington or Baltimore. Parking is $5. For more information, visit www.colorfest.org. Tickets for the train are $10 and available that day at the Catoctin Mountain Train and Hobbies store on Main Street or the temporary station on Apples Church Road, both in Thurmont.

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