Cunningham Falls State Park Special Events

Save the Date for our 2021 Events!

  • First Day Hike: African American Cemetery Trail - January 1
    - Cunningham Falls State Park: Catoctin Furnace Village

    Socially distance yourself this new year by joining us for your first hike of 2021. We recommend the brand new trail funded by the Catoctin Furnace Historical Society, the African American Cemetery Trail. Interpretive panels along the trail tell you the story of the land and most importantly of the people who were enslaved to work it.

    Parking is available at the Manor Area of Cunningham Falls State Park. Follow the Catoctin Furnace Trail to reach the African American Cemetery Trail.

    For those that can’t hike over the footbridge, parking is available at the Catoctin Furnace on Route 806.
  • Maryland Iron Festival - September 18 & 19 **LIVE!**​

    Catoctin Furnace Historical Village

    Join us in the Outdoor/Open Air Iron Festival at the Catoctin Furnace Historical Village! This free admission festival features tours of the Catoctin Furnace & Harriet Chapel, food trucks, blacksmithing demonstrations, live music, an artisans market and more!

    Covid 19 Information: Out of an abundance of caution, masks are required to be worn at all times by all patrons over the age of two unless actively eating or drinking.

    For more information, please see the Catoctin Furnace Historical Society’s Website

  • Spirits of the Furnace - October 19
    Catoctin Furnace Historical Village

    Save the Date! More information to come soon.​ 

  • Friends 5K, 10K & Fun Run - November 7
    William Houck Area, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Calling all runners! Join us for our annual fundraising event this Autumn! This course runs through the William Houck Area under the fall foliage and through the cool air. Find more information on the Friends of Cunningham Falls & Gambrill State Parks website​.