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    About Lake Whetstone
    Located in Montgomery County, Maryland

    Lake Whetstone is a 27-acre stormwater management pond located in Montgomery Village (Montgomery County), Maryland. Washington D.C. is 30 miles southeast, and Baltimore is 45 miles northeast.

    The closest location for emergency care is the Holy Cross Germantown Hospital, four and a half miles away. The Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport is 40 and a half miles from Lake Whetstone.

    Life on the Water

    This small, man-made lake has big opportunities for outdoor fun! A walking path surrounds the lake, perfect for an afternoon walk or morning run. Residents can either bring and store their own paddle boats, kayaks/canoes or rent one.

    Before you head out onto the water, make sure you bring a rod and reel! Anglers can expect to catch largemouth bass, crappie, bullhead, and bluegill.

    Things to Do Around Lake Whetstone

    The Gaithersburg Community Museum is a great place to visit to learn about the rich history of Gaithersburg and the surrounding area. There is something for everyone to enjoy with the unique exhibits.

    The Gaithersburg - Washington Grove Volunteer Fire Department Museum has several exhibits that include vintage gear, firetruck memorabilia, and so much more.

    City of Gaithersburg Water Park at Bohrer Park is a great place to visit during the summer months to cool down! There are several slides and pools for people of all ages to enjoy!

    Enjoy a bite to eat at one of the local hotspots like Gentleman Jim’s Restaurant, Barking Mad, or Firebirds Wood Fired Grill.

    Explore Washington D.C.

    For an exciting daycation, Lake Whetstone residents can take the 20-mile trip to the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C! The District of Columbia is home to numerous memorials and museums, highlighting the rich history of the United States as well as the natural sciences and world history.

    Highlights include the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, which has free admission and is open 364 days a year, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, which provides for the documentation, study, and interpretation of Holocaust history, and the countless presidential memorials scattered across the D.C. mall, such as the famous Washington, Lincoln, and Jefferson memorials.

    With prior planning, visitors can tour the Capitol building, the Supreme Court building, and even the White House, the home and workplace of the president of the United States.

    Washington D.C. also has a diverse culture and many different restaurants. Highly rated restaurants include Founding Farmers DC, Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar - Washington, D.C., and The Pig.

    A Casual Lake Experience

    For those looking for a casual, low-key lake experience, you've found the perfect match in Lake Whetstone!