Washington Monument State Park is a public recreation area located approximately one mile (1.6 km) southeast of Boonsboro, Maryland. The park preserves the Washington Monument, a 40-foot-tall (12 m) tower honoring George Washington, the first President of the United States. The monument sits along the Appalachian Trail near the summit of South Mountain's Monument Knob. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972. The park is managed by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.To plan Middletown vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.
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This area is easily accessible from I-70, or if you are coming from the Baltimore area, a recommended route is via the Old National Pike (take exit 68 from I-70 West (Damascus/Mt. Airy exit)). This... more »
Lovely walk to a monument with gorgeous views of the valley. This is not s strenuous walk by any means so we just about anyone can make the trip to the monument. A lot of fun for small children and... more »
Family friendly park near the Maryland stretch of the Appalachian and the Washington Monument (Maryland version). Park near Rt. 40 at the large parking area. The trails here are well traveled and well kept and there are easy out and back hikes. There are great views Wes from the monument.
Fantastic place to bring the family. There’s an amazing playground for kids, and a huge field to play in near the parking lot. The trail to the monument is short and an easy walk with signs along the way that provide interesting George Washington trivia. The view from the back side of the monument and the top is spectacular. You can see all the way to Pennsylvania and the ski slopes on the far mountains. If not for trees and another hill in the way, you could probably see all the way to Antietam National Battlefield as well. Definitely a must see location on a clear day.
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