Up County

Poolesville / Clarksburg / Damascus / Laytonsville


Sip on some of Maryland’s most decorated wines at the Sugarloaf Mountain Winery and head over to the historic Comus Inn for an elegant dinner of American Cuisine. Overlooking Sugarloaf Mountain, both destinations offer breathtaking views and quality products.


Take a serene ride across the Potomac River from Maryland to Virginia on White’s Ferry. Near the ferry is a store and restaurant, which sells a variety of products for daytrippers, as well as canoe rentals. Along the C&O Canal, locks such as Edwards Ferry, Seneca Aqueduct, and Riley’s Lockhouse can still be found today. For a scenic view, hike through Sugarloaf Mountain and enjoy the vista from the White Rocks overlook.


The Clarksburg Premium Outlets—the newest outlet center in the Washington, DC region—provide a pedestrian-friendly shopping and dining destination for visitors. With stores ranging from Nike and Gap, to Tory Burch and Armani, there’s something for every budget and need.


Wander through the McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area, featuring a variety of animals and 30 acres of sunflowers planted every year that bloom in summer. Create your own driving experience between the Countryside Artisans’ studios during their tours held each year in April, October, and December.