5 Places in Montgomery County for Fresh Air and Inspiration

Inspiration is everywhere you turn here in Montgomery County, Maryland, especially outdoors. That is why we have gathered together our top five picks for the best activities and places to visit that will have you leaving influenced, motivated, and at peace with nature just outside of Washington, DC.

Hear the roar of the rapids at Great Falls Park
There really is no better place to take in the fresh air than at , which is home to more than 150 different birds, several rare species of plants, and a variety of wild animals such as whitetail deer, fox, and box turtles. During your time at Great Falls Park you will get to fully indulge in nature as you stroll along the river and get a glimpse of the wonderful waterfalls.

Reach new heights at The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring
Climb and zipline your way through the treetops at The Adventure Park. Challenge your friends and family to 13 different trails that vary in levels of difficulty and create more than 190 unique challenges. Not only will you develop skills and endurance, but you’ll be having fun while doing it!

Bask in the never-ending views at Sugarloaf Mountain
Hike your way through the many wonderful trails up Sugarloaf Mountain. When you get to the top, take in the jaw dropping view of the beautiful agricultural reserve, Monocacy Valley, and mountains beyond Montgomery County, Maryland.

Approach to the Pavilions | Iwan Baan | Glenstone Museum

Savor the serenity at Glenstone Museum
The Glenstone Museum is the perfect place to visit for a day of arts in Maryland’s culture capital. With nearly 300 acres of landscape integrated with all of its architecture and artwork, you’ll find yourself leaving with nothing but endless inspiration. Glenstone is open Thursday-Sunday, 10a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is always free and advanced reservations are required. Guests must be 12 and older.

Toast to a glorious weekend getaway at Pinstripes rooftop
Unwind with friends during an evening on the relaxing rooftop of Pinstripes at Pike & Rose in North Bethesda. Gather around the outdoor fire pit, enjoy a game of bocce, or try a round of bowling all while savoring homemade Italian-American cuisine.

We’d love to see where you get some fresh air and inspiration! Don’t forget to tag us on Instagram or use #MontgomeryMoment.

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