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Fort Frederick State Park To Host Ghost Walk

Big Pool, Md. (October 17, 2011) - Fort Frederick State Park will host a Ghost Walk on October 22 from 7 to 9 p.m. where participants will be led on a haunted tour of the park grounds and fort by costumed guides.

The theme of this year’s program is “Legends and Folklore,” where visitors will encounter ghostly characters reenacting situations from the fort’s historic past. This haunted tour will cover the French and Indian War, the American Revolution, and the Civil War. The event has traditionally been a Halloween favorite and enjoyed by the public for many years.

Hot dogs and snacks will be available for purchase from the Clear Spring Lions Club, co-sponsors of the event. Complimentary light refreshments will also be served after the tour at the Civilian Conservation Corp museum.

Fort Frederick State Park is located off of Interstate 70 at exit 12, Big Pool, Md. Participants ages 13 and up are $5 per person, ages 6-12 are $2 per person and children under 6 are free.

Sturdy and weather appropriate clothing is a must, as terrain can be rugged and/or muddy. If weather conditions do not permit, the event may be cancelled. For more information call 301-842-2155.

Maryland’s State Parks not only provide great outdoor recreation for Marylanders and visitors, they are also a great asset to State and local economies. According to a recent study, conducted in partnership with the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development, the Maryland Office of Tourism Development and the Maryland Association of Destination Marketing Organizations, Maryland State Parks have an estimated annual economic benefit of more than $650 million. In 2010, visitors directly spent more than $567 million locally — $25.56 locally for every dollar the State invests in State Parks — during their visits. And almost 95 percent of visitors had their expectations met or exceeded during visits.


   October 17, 2011

Contact: Josh Davidsburg
410-260-8002 office I 410-507-7526 cell
jdavidsburg@dnr.state.md.us

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is the state agency responsible for providing natural and living resource-related services to citizens and visitors. DNR manages nearly a half-million acres of public lands and 17,000 miles of waterways, along with Maryland's forests, fisheries and wildlife for maximum environmental, economic and quality of life benefits. A national leader in land conservation, DNR-managed parks and natural, historic and cultural resources attract 11 million visitors annually. DNR is the lead agency in Maryland's effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay, the state's number one environmental priority. Learn more at www.dnr.maryland.gov