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Lake Linganore!


Here you will find information on Lake Linganore located in New Market Maryland. If there is more information you would like to see added, or you would like to add community information or advertising, please e-mail me, I would love the input!

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Lake Linganore

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Lake Linganore is located between the Frederick and Carroll County border, 5 miles north of New Market. Easy access to the DC, Northern Virginia and Baltimore areas have made Lake Linganore a commuter’s paradise. Approximate driving times are 1 hour to the Baltimore area via 70E, 1 hour to Northern VA via 15S, and 45 minutes to Rockville/Gaithersburg via 270S.


Linganore Fever!

Nature’s Paradise is the best way to describe Lake Linganore. This wonderful community situated on over 3,700 acres, and centered around 210 acre Lake Linganore, is considered to be Maryland’s largest private lake. Originally designed by the Brosius Brothers, J. William Brosius and Louie Brosius in the 1960’s, the original concept was to create a recreation and retirement community. In the late 70’s however, due to an economic downturn, development came to a standstill.

Now however, this community is thriving. Long time residents call it “Linganore Fever”. People are coming from congested urban areas and with just one glimpse at the lake, wildlife and rolling hills, many people know they just can’t live anywhere else.

This mostly cedar home community was planned to blend in with its natural surroundings. Home styles are all different, no two houses looking exactly alike. Styles range from contemporary to traditional and include homes by Lindel, Topsider, Frank Lloyd Wright inspired homes located in Woodridge, Questar Homes, Craftstar & Craftmark homes and many others.


For the outdoor enthusiast there are over 30 miles of hiking trails, 4 Lakes, 3 Pools (all with baby pools), 3 beaches, golf course, 10 picnic areas, volleyball nets, basketball & tennis courts, and 3 sport fields. Have a boat? The fishing is great! You’ll find Large Mouth Bass, along with other catches. Boat racks are located throughout Linganore for boat storage. Don’t forget, since Lake Linganore is a source for Frederick County’s drinking water, gas powered motors are not permitted, but electric is.

The Linganore Club

The Linganore Club is located on Coldstream Drive. At the Linganore Club you will find the Home Owners Association office, as well as 6 Tennis courts & the Coldstream Pool which features cabanas and lockers. All pools in Linganore have baby pools, sunbathing and pool furniture. There are also pools located in Summerfield at the intersection of Finn Drive & Sawyer Road, as well West Winds located near the West Winds Tennis Club on San Andrew Drive.

West Winds

West Winds is located off of Gas House Pike and is also part of the Lake Linganore Association.
West Winds features the West Winds Pool, West Winds Tennis & Fitness Center, as well as West Winds Golf Course. The Golf Course features a clubhouse with golf shop, grill room and full-service dining room that overlooks the ninth and 18th greens. West Winds Golf Club also has a banquet facility.

A List of the Amenities



  • Coldstream Beach on Coldstream Drive, which also has volleyball courts
  • Nightingale Beach off of Boyers Mill Road
  • Lake Merle Park Beach located at Lake Merle off of Fox Chase Road

There are also boat racks that residents can rent located at Coldstream Beach, Nightingale Beach, Lake Merle and in Aspen.

Picnic Areas

There are Picnic Areas, most with grills available, located throughout Lake Linganore. Here are just a few:

  • Audubon Terrace
  • Coldstream Beach
  • At Coldstream Pool
  • Indian Caves
  • McFadden Park
  • Nightingale Beach
  • At Summerfield Pool
  • At West Winds Pool (this one has a Gazebo, but no grill) 


There are 4 Lakes here in Linganore. All are private lakes, and you must be a resident or with a resident to enjoy (more reason for you to move here!)

  • Lake Linganore-is the main lake, and is the largest private lake in Maryland
  • Lake Merle-is located in between Balmoral and The Meadows
  • Lake Marion-is located on Eaglehead Drive and you will pass it on the way to the subdivision of Woodridge
  • Lake Anita Louise-is located in Pinehurst

Other Amenities include:

Basketball courts located in Coldstream, Summerfield, Pinehurst, and The Meadows. There are also Tennis courts in Coldstream, Summerfield, and West Winds (membership required for West Winds Tennis Club).


There are over 30 miles of trails located throughout Lake Linganore.  Click on the link to go to a map of the trails provided by the Lake Linganore Association. Linganore Trails


The Future of Lake Linganore

What’s in the future for Lake Linganore? Within the next few years residents will begin to see the community nearing completion. New roads (which will remain private & were subsidized through a CDA), water and sewer lines were installed in The Meadows, Balmoral and Coldstream.

A new bridge was installed on Boyers Mill as part of the bridge realignment.  Widening of Boyers Mill will also be happening soon.

Future plans may include a bridge connecting Eaglehead Dr to 144 which would create a shortcut for residents to gain easier access to shopping and commuter routes. There are also plans for construction to begin again in Woodridge and Aspen by a major builder.

The Lake Linganore Homeowners Association

For more great information, be sure and check out the Lake Linganore Website

Thanks to:

  • Sources of information include but are not limited to: The Washington Post, Liz Klein Special, "In Frederick County, Lake Villages Beckon", 12/02;pg.:J1
  • The Washington Post, "The Revival of Lake Linganore", Jaqueline L. Salmon, 06/16/90;pg E1
  • The Lake Linganore Association, HOA documents
  • MRIS
  • Residents of Linganore

Information deemed reliable but not accurate


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