Cunningham Falls State Park is a nice inexpensive place to explore. I went in January of 2013~cold but worth it. I look forward to summer when this place is so green. Cunningham Falls State Park is in a very good location in the Catoctin Mountains. The park is divided into two areas. One area is located three miles west of Thurmont, MD. This area is my favorite. The lake, the falls and a campground is here. The other area is three miles south of Thurmont, MD. This area has the Scales and Tales Aviary, camping and the Catoctin Iron Furnace. If you are ever in this area of Maryland, this place is well worth the visit.