East County

National Capital Trolley Museum

East County offers such a wide variety of different activities that you’ll never once feel bored. There are museums for the history buffs, hiking and wildlife for those that love the outdoors, and fresh produce to pick and baked goods to try from local farms.

An easy drive from Washington, D.C., East County includes the communities of Burtonsville and Colesville in the eastern part of Montgomery County.

Go For

  • A visit to the National Capital Trolley Museum to learn about the history, mission, and development of trolleys
  • Stocking up on homemade baked goods, sweet cider, fresh produce, and local products from Heyser Farms
  • A relaxing day of fishing for wild brown trout, and stocked rainbow and browns on the Patuxent River, all year-round

Stay For

Locals Know

Get There
Airport: East County is a 45 minute from Dulles International Airport (IAD), a 30-minute drive from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI), and a 35-minute drive from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA).

From Washington, DC:

  • Driving: East County is a 25-minute drive away from Washington, D.C