Searching for an easy, kid-friendly day trip destination from Route 1 and D.C. that combines your love of hiking and history with my love of craft beer? 😉 Then head to Maryland’s Historic Ellicott City for a leisurely hike along the #9 Trolley Trail, take the detour to the Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum in Oella for some history about Mr. Banneker (astronomer, farmer, mathematician and a subject of Stevie Wonder’s song, “Black Man” 🎵); then jump back on the trail and back to Ellicott City for some food and craft beer at a local restaurant (like Manor Hill Tavern or Ellicott Mills Brewing Company). Great day out with (or without!) the kids and less than an hour from Route 1 / DC area. 👊
Kids love – we love – the Wizard of Oz-themed playground at Watkins Regional Park in Upper Marlboro yet! If you haven’t checked it out yet, here’s a peek at what you’ve got to look forward to at this truly amazing, huge, colorful and creative playground!
Every season is a good season to explore the National Arboretum, though springtime does kinda rule! Everything’s in bloom, colors as far as the eye can see, bees buzzing, temps perfect for strolling through the beautiful park. At only 15 or so minutes from the Gateway Arts District, it’s a great destination when you just want to go and enjoy the great outdoors.
Exploring the Great Outdoors at Greenbelt Park! When the warmer weather arrives, we’ll all be itching to enjoy the outdoors, amirite?!? Lucky for us, we’ve got a ton of great, local options to do just that, including nearby Greenbelt Park! With nine miles of trails and three picnic areas, it’s a great place to […]
Searching for a day trip or two from Route 1 and the DC Metro Area? An off-season visit to Sandy Point State Park is a great destination to put on your day trip list. Kids can play in the sand as you take in beautiful views of the Cheasapeake Bay Bridge!
Spent some time at Riverdale Park’s Waggertail Dog Park earlier this week with our four-legged friend and my offspring bipeds. If you haven’t been there yet, know that it’s a great, local dog park run by the Town of Riverdale Park in cooperation with M-NCPPC. According to this brochure, the park opened in 2016 and is “dedicated to the memory of the late Judy Glaes, long time Riverdale Park resident, and a true friend to dogs.”