Summer is great time to be outdoors with the family! Living in Maryland, specifically Montgomery County, is convenient because we are so close to many fun, historic, and beautiful places to see! Some of these places are right around us, and all are great for the whole family.
Brookside Gardens is a beautiful array of gardens to explore. It is great for the family, with something for everyone to enjoy. Admission is free, and to learn more go to www.brooksidegardens.org.
1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD
This Recreational Park has a variety of activities for everyone in the family to love! They have hiking, biking, miniature golf, swimming, soccer, picnicking, and various other activities that will bring the family together! Parking is free, and for more information visit them at www.montgomeryparks.org.
18041 Central Park Circle, Boyds, MD
The Go Ape Adventure Park is a fun time for the kids and parents with a multitude of zip lines, swings, and rope ladders leading up through the forest canopy. Enjoy the day and visit them for more information at www.goape.com.
6129 Needwood Lake Drive, Rockville, MD
This old canal, now a historic park, was used to transport lumber and agricultural products to the markets. Now, you can hike along its trails and admire its natural beauty with the whole family! You may also take your furry friends along, because it is pet friendly! Visit them for more information at www.nps.org.
11710 MacArthur Blvd, Potomac, MD
The Northwest Branch Trail is a beautiful trail connecting Hyattsville and Silver Spring. Its dense forest allows you to hike or bike with the whole family and enjoy the outdoors! Admission is free, and visit www.montgomeryparks.org for more information.
This Adventure Park offers a multitude of zip lines and climbing for the whole family to enjoy together. It is very safe, and you are sure to have a good time! Parking is free and visit www.sandyspringadventurepark.org for more information.
16701 Norwood Road, Sandy Spring, MD
The Experience Trail takes you and your family back in time to the Quaker settlements and the free black community of its time. They have an Underground Railroad Experience Trail, allowing you to feel as if you are going through the Underground Railroad. The trial allows you to have self-guided hikes, but also allows the option of having a conductor guide you and tell interesting stories about the road to freedom. It is a fun and interactive way to learn about the history of our area! Parking is free and visit www.historyintheparks.org for more information.
16501 Norwood Road, Sandy Spring, MD
These are a few, but some of the best places to visit with your family this summer! Enjoy the outdoors and a day with the kids!