Local Attractions

There are myriad local attractions to enjoy during your stay with us. Our facility is nestled in an area rich in history, with the Antietam Battlefield less than fifteen minutes drive from Mt. Aetna, and Gettysburg about 30 minutes away. There is also Harper’s Ferry, Fort Frederick, the Hager House and the C & O Canal within easy driving distance. The Appalachian Trail, state parks and local caverns are close by for those who want to explore outdoors. Neighboring state parks include Greenbriar, Gambrill, Cunningham Falls and Washington Monument State Parks.

For shoppers, Hagerstown offers outstanding opportunities at the Premium Outlets, Valley Mall and Hagerstown Centre, as well as a large antiques area on Rt. 40.

Both Hagerstown and Frederick have quaint historic downtown areas loaded with boutiques, restaurants, and specialty shops.

Hagerstown, MD

Frederick, MD

The big cities

Mt. Aetna Retreat Center is less than one and a half-hour’s drive from Baltimore and Washington, D.C. It’s a perfect home base for day-tripping to our nation’s capitol, visiting the National Zoo, enjoying an Orioles game at Camden Yards or a trip to the National Aquarium in Baltimore.

Washington, D.C.