Thurmont is a small town and has no car rental agencies or bus system. It is small enough to walk around in though. If you need or want a cab you can call Yellow Cab of Thurmont at 301-271-3340. During Colorfest weekend the town sets up a public transportation system to handle the crowd.
39.576389-77.4338891Catoctin Furnace (Head South from Thurmont on Catoctin Furnace Road.). An iron furnace that played a role in the Revolutionary war and was important to the industrialisation of Thurmont.
39.591542-77.4312392Catoctin Wildlife Preserve & Zoo, 13019 Catoctin Furnace Road (From Thurmont town square, head south on water street, then take a right onto Frederick Rd. Road will change to Catoctin Furnace Rd and destination will be on the left another 2 miles down from that.), ☎ +1 301-271-3180. Zoo just outside of Thurmont. Has 1100 animals including exotic animals like Lions and local wildlife like timber wolves and native turtles. Between April and September runs daily Safari rides. $16.95.
39.622237-77.4150433Thurmont Community Park, Community Park Road, ☎ +1 301-271-7313. 7AM-10PM. This is the town park. It has a nice exercise trail, several pavilions, a park for younger children, and a baseball and basketball court.
39.612756-77.4094614Thurmont Trolley Trail, Moser Road (Begins between the bridge and the library). Sunrise to Sundown. Historical nature trail.
39.622237-77.4150432Colorfest, ☎ +1 301-271-7533. A huge arts and crafts festival that takes place over one weekend annually. Several thousand people flock to the town for it. The festival completely takes over the town.
39.5910-77.37803Lawyer's Farm, 13001 Creagerstown Rd, ☎ +1 240-315-8133, e-mail: Taylor@LawyersFarm.com. Pick pumpkins at the pumpkin patch, navigate your way through the corn maze, and even fire the two pumpkin cannons at 50 foot tall Transformer robots! (updated Oct 2015)
39.618655-77.4152581Catoctin Hope Chest, 104C Frederick Road, ☎ +1 240-344-0870, e-mail: email@example.com. Tue-Sat 11AM-5PM. Upon request can be open for additional or different hours. Sells hand-crafted items along with quilts.
39.627825-77.4099922Thurmont Plaza Shopping Center (From the town square head North on North Church Street. Will be on right shortly after the street changes to Sabillasville Rd.). Has a dollar store, convenience store, Chinese food restaurant, and sandwich shop.
39.616242-77.4206143Unnamed Shopping Center. Has a grocery store, dollar store, Wendy's, Chinese food restaurant, and pizza joint.
Shamrock Restaurant, 7701 Fitzgerald Road, ☎ +1 301-271-2912. Mon-Thu 11AM-9PM, Fri-Sat 11AM-10PM, Sun 12PM-9PM. Family owned "casual fine dining" restaurant. Participates in "farm to fork" program (at least 60% of the menu is sourced from local farms). Lots of traditional Irish food. Encourages reservations, but reservations are not allowed on St. Patrick's Day or during Colorfest.
Simply Asia, 120 Frederick Road, Suite B & C, ☎ +1 301-271-2857. Mon-Thu 11AM-9:30PM, Fri-Sat 11AM-10PM, Sun 12PM-9:30PM. Serves Chinese, Thai, Japanese food and a variety of sushi. "A Pan Asian Bistro" $5-$20.
Thurmont Kountry Kitchen, 17 Water Street, ☎ +1 301-271-4071. 6AM-9PM. Award winning family owned restaurant. Large selection of food and very good broasted chicken. Motto: "Just like home but we do the dishes". American Southern food.
Fratelli's New York Pizza & Restaurant, 140 Frederick Road, ☎ +1 301-271-0272. New York style Pizza and subs. Reasonably priced, does delivery.
The Cozy Country Inn, 103 Frederick Rd, ☎ +1 301-271-4301. Check-in: 3 PM, check-out: 11 AM. Small hotel based around the smallness of the town. Has attached Camp David museum and restaurant. Offers cottages and traditional hotel room options. $60-$125.
Rambler Inn, 426 N Church St, ☎ +1 301-271-2424, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Right off the highway. Cheap clean rooms. Independently owned with flexible rates for larger groups. Price for room varies considerably during the year. $40-$60.
Super 8 Thurmont, 300 Tippin Dr, ☎ +1 301-271-7888. Check-in: 3 PM, check-out: 11 AM. Offers smoking and non-smoking rooms. The hotel also has wifi. $70-$100.
39.625059-77.4181261Crow's Nest Campground, Rt. 77 West, ☎ +1 301-271-2818. Beautiful campground with water, electric, a bathhouse, and a swimming pool. Located next to a trout stream. Adults past the first two cost an additional $5. Open between April 1 and Oct 31 each year. $25-30.
Thurmont Regional Library, 76 East Moser Road, ☎ +1 301-600-7200. Mon-Thu 10AM-8PM, Fri-Sat 10AM-5PM, Sun 1PM-5PM. Wifi is available for anyone. Computer use is limited to 15 minutes for non-patrons. Free.
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