Frequently Asked Questions
What is the purpose of this site?
This website is a media resource provided by the Tourism Council of Frederick County and is designed to assist the visiting members of the media. It provides useful media resources like rights-free images, high definition video B-roll, area history and information, story ideas, etc.
The Tourism Council of Frederick County Maryland and this website are not associated with the White House or the official source of White House information regarding the G8 Summit. This website provides media resources on the Frederick County area.
How can I best use information on this site?
Members of the press are encouraged to use the information on this site as they prepare introductions to interviews, for background information on stories, and local history.
Where can I find up-to-date information about traffic updates, road closures, public safety, and related issues during the G8 Summit timeframe?
The official source for up-to-date information on traffic, road closures, public safety, and related issues is the Frederick County G8 Summit Information Center. Their resources include:
- Website: www.FrederickCountyMD.gov/G8Frederick
- Public Information Line: 301-600-3000
- Twitter - G8 Summit Frederick County
- Facebook - G8 Summit Frederick County
Update 5/18/12: Current plans will close Md. 77 between Pryor Road and Tower Road from 9 a.m. Friday until 9 p.m. Saturday. Catoctin Hollow Road will be closed at the entrance to Cunningham Falls State Park, which will also be closed. Officials expect no additional long-term road closures associated with this weekend's G-8 summit. Read press release.
Do you have royalty free images and video I can use of the area?
Yes. Images, high defintion video b-roll, and story ideas are available on this site for the media to use for editorial content.
Where can I stay?
Most of the county’s hotels are located in Frederick, Maryland, which is approximately 16 miles (26 km) from Thurmont, Maryland. Many Frederick County hotels are reporting full occupancy during the G8 Summit dates. Please review our list of lodging options and hotels reporting availability during the G8 Summit timeframe in Frederick County, Maryland.
Where can I learn about shopping and dining?
Visit www.fredericktourism.org for the best information on shopping, dining, historic sites, and other attractions in the area. On the Frederick County tourism site, interactive maps can also help you find this information.
What is the weather like in Maryland in May?
The average high temperature is 72ºF (22ºC) and the average low temperature is 50ºF (10ºC) in May. May has an average precipitation of 4.34 inches (110.2 mm).
What demographic, employment, and population information is available for the City of Frederick?
The City of Frederick has a 2-page fact sheet on area demographics.
Are there any other stories I can cover about the area while I am here?
Yes, Frederick County is rich with history, vibrant cities, great shopping and dining, outdoor recreation opportunities, and a thriving arts scene. Visit our story ideas section to learn more.
Can I visit Camp David?
No. Since the time of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Camp David has served as an official Presidential retreat and has often been the site of conferences and decisions of national and international significance. Heavily guarded, it may not be visited by the public. Learn more information about Camp David and the surrounding area.
I'd like to plan a visit to Frederick County, Maryland. Where can I find more information?
Visit the Tourism Council of Frederick County website to begin planning your trip. You can also request a free travel packet.