Outdoor Activities

Get ready to sweat! We’re going to see record-breaking heat these next few days! With temperatures in the 90’s – we’re listing a few of our favorites spots for you to check out in our area!

Montgomery County has plenty of outdoor and forest adventures, whether you are looking for ziplining fun or a chance to use your clubs at a golf course, Montgomery County offers plenty of beautiful scenery, parks, and historic sites that everyone will love. Here are some visitor favorites to include in your itinerary!

EPIC ADVENTURES

Book an adventure at Go Ape! Treetop or the Adventure Park in Sandy Spring. Both are a favorite for family members of all skill levels. The parks include obstacle courses, zip lines, rope ladders, and more. It’s an excellent way to get a day full of family time while enjoying the nature all around you.

Sugarloaf Hiking

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Explore popular hiking trails at Sugarloaf Mountain in Dickerson, MD. Hike the local favorite Billy Goat Trail. A 4.7-mile trail that follows the path between the C&O Canal and the Potomac River within the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park near Great Falls.

Enjoy hiking, biking, archery, miniature golf, swimming, soccer, picnicking, and adventure play at the South Germantown Recreational Park. Attractions include an 18-hole, lighted championship miniature golf course, a driving range featuring 40 tees, a section perfect for mountain and BMX bikers of all skill levels and more.

EXPLORE THE SCENERY

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You can find plenty of options for seeing the majestic forests around you. Some of favorite attractions include:

  • The Northwest Branch Trail for hikers
  • Brookside Nature Center
  • Butler’s Orchard for berry picking
  • Experience Little Seneca Lake or Lake Needwood by boat! Rent a kayak, canoe, paddle board, or rowboat at the park! Click here for more information.

BIKE TRAILS IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY

Montgomery County has numerous bike trails and roads perfect for cyclists of all skill levels. Hit up Rock Creek Stream Valley Park for fantastic natural surface and hard surface trails filled with cultural histories of the area including, a pioneer homestead, a covered bridge, mill ruins and a raptor aviary. Trails include the Rock Creek Hiker/Biker Trail, Lake Frank & Meadowside Trails, and Lake Needwood Trails.

CULTURE AND HISTORY

Of course, Maryland is also rich with culture and history. You can learn about historical while hiking, riding, and touring our countryside at the sites along the C&O Canal, Rockville Civic Center, the Agricultural History Farm Park, the Underground Railroad and more.

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White’s Ferry

24801 White's Ferry Rd, Dickerson, MD 20842 | 301-349-5200

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Cherry Hill Park

9800 Cherry Hill Road, College Park, MD 20740 | 800-801-6449

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Butler’s Orchard

22222 Davis Mill Rd, Germantown, MD 20876 | (301) 972-3299

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