Saturday, August 31, 2019

Saturday Snapshot: Carroll Creek Linear Park - Frederick, MD

Saturday Snapshot is hosted by Melinda at A Web of Stories (same host as always but with a new blog - check it out!). And I am also participating now in the #WeekendWanderlust Travel Blog Party.

Last weekend, my husband and I finally managed our long-awaited (and much postponed) mini 24-hour getaway. We probably should have postponed again because my bronchitis was worse by Sunday morning, but we still enjoying getting away and exploring a beautiful town, Frederick, MD. Though we have driven through Frederick on our way to Shenandoah National Park many times, we'd never seen more than a favorite diner in the suburbs, just off the interstate. So, we were shocked to discover that Frederick has a gorgeous and thriving historic downtown area, with tree-lined streets filled with unique shops, fabulous restaurants (we ate some amazing food!), historic sites, and even live music out on the street. We thoroughly enjoyed our brief visit and definitely want to go back.

Frederick is also home to plenty of parkland, and before leaving Sunday, we took a nice walk along Carroll Creek Linear Park, a beautiful brick-pathed walkway along the water that runs right through town. You can read more about its history at the link - it actually started as a flood control project in the 1970's! - but here are some photo highlights of the unique beauty of this park, filled with outdoor art, waterfalls and fountains, and an amazing water lily garden throughout the creek. We definitely want to go back to explore the rest of this unique city!

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One of the waterfall features along the park

Selfie in front of the water lilies

This water lily looks kind of Seussian!

Purple water lilies

Classic pink water lilies - we see this type often when kayaking

Tall water lilies and another waterfall
A sculpture along the water

Water lily-filled creek, bordered by brick path, with clouds reflected in the water

More outdoor artwork on one of the lovely bridges

Water lily close-up

Hope you are enjoying your weekend! 


  1. This path is beautiful. I am impressed how the public works such as flood control areas can be turned into fantastic open spaces for people. Hubby used to live in Gaithersburg for a time and said he never got out to visit Frederick.

    1. It's a great town - I highly recommend it for a visit! So much there - history, parks, great restaurants!

  2. Such a lovely place. Thanks for sharing it.