We love these clear crisp days. When we are able to see the next mountain range through Sideling Hill while enjoying coffee on the deck.
National Park Week 2020
Get ready to celebrate National Park Week 2020 from April 18 to 26. Parks across the country host a variety of special programs and events with a focus on digital experiences in 2020. There are also special days during the week to highlight the different ways everyone can enjoy national parks.
National Junior Ranger Day on April 18, 2020, and become a Junior Ranger!
The Junior Ranger Program is a great way to explore national parks. You can learn about nature sounds, night skies, or even the Transcontinental Railroad! You’ll also learn why national parks matter and how you can be a part of the team that helps keep parks healthy.
We don’t care what age you are—just “explore, learn, and protect” your national parks online and become an official Junior Ranger! Look for the virtual badges you can print out and post on your refrigerator.
The NPS Kids Portal is where to start your virtual national park experience and participate in fun activities and special online programs for the whole family. Check out online and printable activities along with virtual tours, videos, and webcams from national parks all across the country.
The Antietam Lookout Cottage is a great home hub and an easy drive to visit Antietam National Battlefield, Harpers Ferry, Gettysburg, and Frederick. Guests have also taken the Metro into Washington DC for a day of sight seeing of some the major attractions. Return back to the cottage and spend the evening relaxing on the deck and enjoying a beautiful sunset.
Have you ever visited Antietam National Battlefield or Harpers Ferry? Or would you like to revisit?
The National Park Service has announced five free entrance days for 2020.
● Monday, January 20 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
● Saturday, April 18 – First Day of National Park Week/National Junior Ranger Day
● Tuesday, August 25 – National Park Service Birthday
● Saturday, September 26 – National Public Lands Day
● Wednesday, November 11 – Veterans Day
Antietam Lookout Cottage cyber Monday special, one half-price weeknight (Sunday – Thursday) coupled with any combination of two consecutive nights stay. One discounted offer per stay. Reservations must be made with deposit by December 15, 2019. Whether you are planning a week stay or a weekend getaway, come relax and unwind. There are many places to see and activities to do. Spend the day immersed in history at Antietam Battlefield, walk the streets or hike the trails at Harper’s Ferry, or take a canal boat ride on the C&O canal and aqueduct. Enjoy the evening sunset on the deck of the cottage or take in the local wineries or microbreweries. #Cyber Monday #AntietamBattlefield #Harper’s Ferry
The 57th Annual JFK 50 Mile is this Saturday. We’d like to extend a warm welcome to all participants, as well as their family and friends! The JFK 50 Mile ‘The Nation’s Oldest Ultramarathon’ starts in Boonsboro only 5 miles from the Antietam Lookout cottage.
Fall has arrived and soon the trees will be showing their majestic colors for all the leaf peepers.
Take the weekend off and relax on the back deck of the Antietam Lookout Cottage. Take in the beautiful view starting your day with Burkholder doughnuts or enjoy the sunset after exploring and enjoying the many local activities and festival.
Activities happening his coming weekend Oct 5&6, 2019 near the Antietam Lookout Cottage in Washington County just a one hour drive from DC.
36th Annual Brunswick Railroad Days- Oct 5&6 2019 in downtown Brunswick. Enjoy train rides, music, vendors, food from the local restaurants and a micro brew from Smoketown Brewery.
Washington County Rural Heritage Museum will be having their Apple Fest on Sunday Oct. 6, 2019. Tour all three museums and the Homestead Village while enjoying fresh apple dumplings.
If a quieter time is what you are looking for enjoy the cooler days biking the C&O Canal. Hiking the many trails in the Antietam National Battlefield or walk on the Maryland section of the Appalachian Trail. Learn more about our cottage at http://www.antietamlookoutcottage.com or more about Washington County: http://www.visithagerstown.com/
You know spring has arrived in our nation’s capital when the 3,000-plus Cherry trees are in full blossom. The National Park service has predicted that the full bloom will be around the fist week of April. Tokyo Mayor Yukio Ozaki gifted the cherry trees to the United States backin 1912.
Take a day trip into Washington DC to experience this beautiful sight. Return to The Lookout Cottage to unwind for the rest or your weekend. Enjoy a visit to Harper’s Ferry Microbrewery, dine at one of our local restaurants or just relax on the back deck while enjoying the sunset.