Wednesday, June 5 – The Thurmont Trolley Trail

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(Click any photo to enlarge.) ***Scroll down to see my offer for Red Cross donations.*** The Thurmont Trolley Car Part of the trail My friend Erin, who lives in Thurmont, clued me in to the Thurmont Trolley Trail, and that is where my friend Norma and I went for our walk today. This information about the trolley trail comes from the Lions Club web site.  "From 1908 to 1954, Thurmont was the 'end of the line' for the trolley system that traveled from Frederick to Thurmont.  During its heyday in the 1920's, the Hagerstown and Frederick Railway (H &F) carried 3.8 million people per year.  However, with great strides in the world of transportation, the demands for the trolley dwindled and the H&F made its final trip to Thurmont in 1954; the tracks were removed and the once busy trail fell into disrepair."  To celebrate the Lions Club's 75th anniversary, they took on the project of revitalizing the trail for the purpose of creating a place for the people of Thurmont to enjoy.  More information is on the link above. Had to look this up -- Nigella Cosmos We found parking in the municipal lot, then walked along E. Main Street to find the beginning of the trail, directly across the street from the green trolley car.  The trail is about five feet wide, covered in pea gravel.  It is lined on both sides by utility poles and power lines, which probably once held the power lines for the electric trolleys.  Phlox and daisies For sale by owner Along the trail there are benches for sitting, picnic tables, and various planting beds for flowers.  There are a couple of bridges that cross creeks and streams.  It is well maintained, clean, and attractive. Norma and I walked about a mile along the trail, photographing flowers along the way; then we made the return trip to town.  When we returned to the park and the band shell, members of the Lions Club were talking to a youth group about the restoration of the trail.  Timeless Trends We continued our walk in town, stopping in at Timeless Trends, where we spoke with Virginia.  We swapped stories about local history, then got recommendations from her about where to get ice cream.  Thank you, Lions Club, for the Thurmont Trolley Trail.  And thank you, Erin, for the great recommendation! Click on any photo to enlarge it. ************************************************* Forward me by email any receipt for an online donation made to the Red Cross for disaster relief, and I will send you a 5x7 print of your choice from any of my daily photo walks or from my website.  Offer good until September 2, 2013. Visit my web site: Follow me on Twitter: @camscamerashots Email: Cam's rules for the Daily Photo Walk: walk every day the walk must be in addition to any other planned activity for the day post a photo every day use whatever camera is easy and convenient for walking comfortably; always have a backup camera at the ready in case of mishaps (I use the Nikon Coolpix P7700) no weather excuses walk only where it is safe to do so

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