if you go
GETTING THERE

Catoctin Mountain Park in Thurmont, Md., is about 70 miles from Washington. Take Interstate 270 north to U.S. Route 15 north to Maryland Route 77 west to Catoctin.

STAYING THERE

Catoctin Mountain Park

14707 Park Central Rd.

301-663-9388

www.nps.gov/cato/index.htm

Historic camping cabins with 25 miles of hiking trails and sites for rock climbing, horseback riding and cross-country skiing. Park entrance is free. Cabins in Camp Misty Mount are $55 to $75 and should be reserved in advance. Cabins close at the end of October until the end of April.

EATING THERE

Cozy Restaurant

103 Frederick Rd.

301-271-7373

www.cozyvillage.com

Basic comfort food in a local landmark. Dinner entrees start at $8.19.

PLAYING THERE

Camp David Museum

Cozy Village

103 Frederick Rd.

301-271-7373

www.cozyvillage.com

An exploration of the presidential retreat, including photographs, news clippings and presidential items donated by White House staffers and the media. Free.

Catoctin Mountain Orchard

15036 North Franklinville Rd.

301-271-2737

www.catoctinmountainorchard.com

Farm-fresh fruits including apples, pears and grapes.

J.S.