There are still some disagreements about how Accident, MD got its name, but we can assume that the title was chosen on purpose. The closest guess is that Accident was named after a clerical error -- in the mid-eighteenth century, two separate surveyors were given instructions to examine the same tract of land. According to this story, the two gentlemen ran into each other, had a good laugh about it, and christened the town as a sort of inside joke.
There’s one thing we can be sure of, though -- Accident is simply a lovely place to live. The small city has a real neighborly, small-town vibe, and it’s surrounded by some of the most splendid scenery that Maryland has to offer. Add in the delicious, locally-made cheeses, and it’s easy to see why the three hundred or so residents (wonderfully referred to as "Accidentals") are happy to call it home!
Accident is well-known for being family-friendly, and this certainly applies to furry family members! The area has its own dog park, as well as a couple of community parks that are ideal for leashed walks -- Accident Park West has a particularly pawpular walking trail. And if you two are looking for a little variety in your activities, you’ll find other opportunities for adventure a little fur-ther afield!