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Carroll Creek Linear Park
Vacation Travel Guide

Relax in Downtown Frederick’s serene waterfront park, which was designed as an urban renewal project that would save the city from possible flooding.

Established as a response to catastrophic flooding after Hurricane Agnes in 1972, Carroll Creek Linear Park combines urban renewal with environmental design. Stroll through Downtown Frederick’s enchanting 1.3-mile-long (2.1-kilometer) urban park and enjoy views of the city complemented by waterfront buildings, public artworks and community facilities. You might find local festivals, outdoor concerts or special events at this popular downtown destination.

Walk along Carroll Creek Linear Park’s pretty promenade, which stretches across several major downtown blocks. Note the creatively designed brick and stone pathways. As you wander, note the banks around the waterway, which were installed to mitigate the potential threat of a 100-year flood in Frederick. Check out the park’s series of gardens and shade trees that provide a pleasant green space in the heart of the city. Sit on one of the park benches and people-watch or relax with a good book.

Pass over the park’s pedestrian footbridges and peer down at Carroll Creek below. The bridges include a stone-arch bridge, a cable-stay suspension bridge and an old-fashioned iron bridge. Look for the collection of water features shooting jets of water that sparkle in the daylight. As you wander, you’ll pass by public artworks and pretty lampposts decorated with the city’s flags.

Check out some of the boutiques, cafés and restaurants facing the park. Purchase coffee and stroll along, watching the ducks in the waterway. Carroll Creek Linear Park has a 350-seat amphitheater, which is used to host regular events, festivals and concerts. Find out what’s happening at this space during your stay in Frederick.

Carroll Creek Linear Park runs east to west across the heart of Downtown Frederick’s historic district. Visit the park at any time of the day for free. Enjoy the shade on a warm summer day or see the red and orange hues of the park’s foliage in the fall. The park is less than a 5-minute walk from Frederick’s Amtrak train station and bus stop. Park your car on the adjacent streets and explore this area on foot.

Top Hotels Close to Carroll Creek Linear Park

Super 8 by Wyndham Frederick
Super 8 by Wyndham Frederick
2 out of 5
20 Monocacy Blvd, Frederick, MD
The price is $64 per night from Jan 17 to Jan 18

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Harry Grove Stadium and Carroll Creek Linear Park. Frederick Fairgrounds and Francis Scott Key ...

3.3/5 (995 reviews)

"Convenient location . Area looked safe. Staff were very friendly. During this time of Covid 19, did not appreciate a courtesy call on the hotel's phone (staff were checking to make sure room was good) shortly after being in the room. That is, I had to pickup the phone and talk to the phone, that ..."…"

Reviewed on Dec 23, 2020

Super 8 by Wyndham Frederick
Hampton Inn - Frederick
Hampton Inn - Frederick
3 out of 5
5311 Buckeystown Pike, Frederick, MD
The price is $76 per night from Jan 31 to Feb 1

Situated in a national park, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Westview Promenade and Francis Scott Key Mall. Monocacy National Battlefied and Harry Grove ...

4.1/5Very Good! (840 reviews)

"We were there for 5 hours. Arrived at 1am, was suppose to arrive before midnight, front desk person was very accommodating and professional, checked in, slept, checked out and took a free boxed breakfast with us. Perfect."…"

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2021

Hampton Inn - Frederick
Retreat on the Creek - Businees Travelor or Weekend Getaway. Historic District
Retreat on the Creek - Businees Travelor or Weekend Getaway. Historic District
Frederick, MD
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Located in Downtown, this historic vacation home is within a 5-minute walk of Carroll Creek Linear Park and National Museum of Civil War Medicine. Baker Park ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (40 reviews)
Excellent Location

"We had a girls get together celebration for one year breast cancer free. The location was incredible. Easy to walk to everything downtown. Parking was easy. 2 spots at the house and if needed parking on the street. Also a parking garage around the corner. Owner was able to answer questions and give ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 1, 2021

Retreat on the Creek - Businees Travelor or Weekend Getaway. Historic District
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Super 8 by Wyndham Frederick
Super 8 by Wyndham Frederick
2 out of 5
20 Monocacy Blvd, Frederick, MD
The price is $64 per night from Jan 17 to Jan 18
Super 8 by Wyndham Frederick
Hampton Inn - Frederick
Hampton Inn - Frederick
3 out of 5
5311 Buckeystown Pike, Frederick, MD
The price is $76 per night from Jan 31 to Feb 1
Hampton Inn - Frederick
Retreat on the Creek - Businees Travelor or Weekend Getaway. Historic District
Retreat on the Creek - Businees Travelor or Weekend Getaway. Historic District
Frederick, MD
Retreat on the Creek - Businees Travelor or Weekend Getaway. Historic District
Hampton Inn & Suites Frederick-Fort Detrick
Hampton Inn & Suites Frederick-Fort Detrick
2.5 out of 5
1565 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, MD
The price is $84 per night from Jan 17 to Jan 18
Hampton Inn & Suites Frederick-Fort Detrick
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Luxury Condo In Downtown Frederick Condo
Frederick, MD
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Modern Condo In Downtown Frederick
Frederick, MD
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Hollerstown Hill Bed and Breakfast
Hollerstown Hill Bed and Breakfast
3.5 out of 5
4 Clarke Place, Frederick, MD
The price is $159 per night from Jan 20 to Jan 21
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Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Frederick, MD
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Frederick, MD
3 out of 5
5579 Spectrum Dr, Frederick, MD
The price is $81 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Frederick, MD
10 Clarke Bed & Breakfast
10 Clarke Bed & Breakfast
4 out of 5
10 Clarke Place, Frederick, MD
10 Clarke Bed & Breakfast
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