Each spring Wildlife and Heritage Service plants sunflowers on the McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area. After these beautiful flowers bloom during the summer, Montgomery County residents and visitors are welcome to take a stroll through the fields and take in the picturesque views.
Located off River Road, this area has no bathroom facilities, benches or picnic tables, so planning out nearby stop is a great idea. Whether you’re interested in grabbing a bite to eat, a tasty drink or both, we’ve created a list of the best places within 20 minutes of the sunflower fields.
19929 Fisher Ave, Poolesville, MD 20837
Locals is the perfect place to stop for a hearty breakfast or lunch or grab a handcrafted coffee to-go on the way to the sunflower fields. They even offer freshly-baked Sunflower Snaps!
14531 Montevideo Rd, Poolesville, MD 20837
Offering wine by the bottle, 3 glass flights or a tasting of 6, this beautiful vineyard 11 minutes from the fields is every wine-lovers dream come true! To make your experience at this winery even better, check it out on a Friday night when they feature a local food vendor and live music.
15700 Darnestown Rd, Darnestown, MD 20874
With an extensive accoutrement menu and an even more expansive wine menu, this is the perfect spot to fill up a glass, grab a snack and enjoy even more of the beautiful views that Montgomery County has to offer!
19950 Fisher Ave, Poolesville, MD 20837
This Poolesville staple is a mere 12-minute drive from the sunflower fields. With a diverse range of food from loaded sandwiches and salads to hand-rolled taquitos and empanadas, countless drink options and an unbeatable happy hour menu, this is the perfect place to stop after an afternoon visit to the sunflowers!
Cugini’s Restaurant & Bar
19616 Fisher Ave Suite H, Poolesville, MD 20837
Cugini’s offers fresh pizza, craft beer and more just 13 minutes north of the sunflowers. It’s a great place for family and friends to make a quick stop and fuel up with a refreshing drink and a tasty slice before or after a day in the sun.