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December at ThorpeWood’s Lodge

As anyone who has been to ThorpeWood in December knows, there is no place as beautifully decorated for the holidays as ThorpeWood’s lodge. Word has gotten around over the past two decades, it turns out. We had so many non-profits

Posted in Events, Holiday Open House, Meetings, Weddings


This Wednesday, the lovely folks of the English Language department at Gov. Thomas Johnson High School came out to ThorpeWood for a retreat. This group of twelve began their day by having breakfast in the pavilion and playing some ice

Posted in Adult Programs, EAL, Meetings

August Farm Visitors

  The last month before school begins again, August was filled with summer campers, bicyclists, and teachers from many local organizations. Representing the Frederick YMCA, both the Outdoorsman and BASE Campers (all 202 of them!) made week-long homes in our

Posted in EAL, Events, Head Start, Horses, Meetings, Stoney Lick Farm

Looking Through Another Lens

The pictures in this blog post are from the Bambeco blog. You know the feeling you get when you overhear someone speaking about you?  Or read an opinion of you that someone else has written and shared?  It is that

Posted in EAL, Events, Head Start, Meetings, Nature Preserve, Weddings

Looking Forward to a Wonderful Year

Are you or someone you know planning a wedding in the coming months? If so, we hope that Mountain Memories at ThorpeWood is on the list for consideration for this important celebration. We still have some prime dates open in

Posted in 10K, 5K, Barn Dance, Events, Meetings, Trail Run, Weddings


It’s the start of another year, and our thoughts naturally turn to fortifying our resolve to make this year better than the last.  It’s the natural process of thought as we close-out one year and move onto the next:  an

Posted in 10K, 5K, Barn Dance, EAL, Head Start, Holiday Open House, Meetings, Nature Preserve, Trail Run, Weddings

Things That Make Frederick the Best

It seems like Frederick has appeared on a lot of “Best Places” lists over the past few years.  Recently, it made Movoto’s list of the 10 Best Counties in America, and if you live here or have ever visited, you

Posted in Barn Dance, EAL, Events, Meetings, Nature Preserve

Woman to Woman Mentoring

ThorpeWood was recently the site of the graduation celebration for the Woman to Woman Mentoring program.  We have hosted this dinner and ceremony before, and it is always a wonderful experience!  We were honored to welcome this fantastic group back

Posted in Events, Meetings, Volunteering

A Girl Scout Campout

We had the nicest group come and use our lovely grounds as the site for their spring campout this past weekend!  Girl Scout Troop 2330 from Mount Airy came up to ThorpeWood to spend some quality time in nature, and

Posted in Events, Meetings, Nature Preserve

Repeat Visitors

We are very well known for our weddings around here, and with good reason!  Julie Parlaman does an amazing job giving each and every couple a wedding day to remember and her company, Mountain Memories at ThorpeWood, goes above and

Posted in Events, Meetings, Weddings