We find that after a couple of weeks in any one spot we get the itch to keep moving. We had a few days to kill before the Annapolis Boat Shows (where we will be working), so we decided to head north and do some camping. While looking for a convenient place to stop for the night, I noticed we were close to Nazareth, Pennsylvania which is home to the C.F. Martin Guitar Factory. I have always wanted to visit and figured what better time than the present. We spent the night in Bethlehem which is only a few miles from Nazareth where we would visit the factory in the morning.
We hit the factory in the morning and visited the museum while waiting for the guided factory tour. It was interesting seeing the different vintage guitars and which model each of the artists preferred. One thing is for sure, almost every artist has at least one Martin in their collection.
Although we have been to Harpers Ferry many times, it is still one of our favorite places to visit when in the area. We hiked up to Maryland Heights where we took this picture and toured the historic buildings that are in town. We wanted to stay in the area because we reserved a rustic cabin in Camp Misty Mount for the remainder of our time.
We spent the next four days at Camp Misty Mount located in the Catoctin Mountains of Maryland. The historic stone and wood cabins were built in 1937 as part of a federal program during the Great Depression. The cabins provided outdoor recreational opporunties for nearby urban areas, and over 80 years later you can still enjoy the outdoor opportunities provided by Misty Mount!
Our stay was not exactly as we had anticipated. We thought we would be able to explore the many hiking trails that surround the camp. Although, it poured rain for the entire time we were there, we were still able to enjoy the cabins covered porches and seclusion. We were the only two in the entire camp with exception to the camp hosts and rangers during the day.
We were fortunate to be able to stay in the lodge rather than one of the smaller cabins that sleep four. The lodge sleeps eight, has two large tables and two covered porches. We were able to spread out, enjoy the outside porches and stay dry. We did drive around and took a few short hikes during times when it wasn’t raining. We would love to go back again.