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The Town of Thurmont is located at the base of the beautiful Catoctin Mountains in Frederick County, Maryland. It is easily accessible via route U.S. 15 and is a pleasant scenic drive from points north and south. Thurmont is approximately 50 miles from Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, Maryland or Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Shuttle Bus service is available throughout the day from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Admission is free to Colorfest, but a nominal fee is charged at the parking locations throughout the town.


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From Washington D.C.:
Follow Route 270 to Frederick. At Frederick, 270 runs on to Route 15. Follow Route 15 North for about 15 miles.To park and use shuttle bus, get off Route 15 at the exit that says Route 550. Turn left, go 1/4 mile, and park at Catoctin High School. You can also turn right at this exit, continue into Thurmont, and follow the signs to other park and ride areas. From there you can ride the shuttle bus to the center of town.

From Baltimore:
Follow Route 70 West to Frederick. At Frederick, pick up Route 15 North (exit 53). Follow 15 North for about 15 miles. To park and use the shuttle bus, get off Route 15 at the exit that says Route 550. Turn left, go 1/4 mile, and park at Catoctin High School. You can also turn right at this exit, continue into Thurmont, and follow the signs to other park and ride areas. From there you can ride the shuttle bus to the center of town.

From Harrisburg:
Follow Route 15 South. Thurmont is about 10 miles after you cross into Maryland. Take the exit that says Rt. 550. Turn right, go about 1/4 mile, and park at Catoctin High School. You can also turn left at this exit, continue into Thurmont, and follow the signs to other park and ride areas. From there you can ride the shuttle bus to the center of town.

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