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Things to Do in Montgomery County, MD

Whether you are into hiking, camping, golf, visiting galleries, attending a performance at a theatre, you’ll find it all, and more, in Montgomery County.  With more than 33,000 acres of parkland in 345 parks, 60 galleries, 22 theatres and 50 historical venues, visitors and residents enjoy superb amenities throughout the year.

Things to Do — Outdoors & Recreation

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Adventure Park at Sandy Spring

Sandy Spring

The Adventure Park offers family fun for ages 5 and up. This aerial forest adventure is fun, exciting and safe…

The Adventure Park offers family fun for ages 5 and up. This aerial forest adventure is fun, exciting and safe for all participants. We provide a harness and equipment and give you a safety briefing that demonstrates how to climb and zip line in the park. There are 13 separate courses of varying levels of difficulty. Each course has zip lines but primarily consist of “bridges” between tree platforms made of rope, cable and wood configurations creating over 150 unique challenges. You will develop skills, endurance, and confidence during your time in the Park. Trained Adventure Park staff members monitor the Park and are there to assist if needed.

Adventure Park at Sandy Spring Website

16701 Norwood Road
Sandy Spring, MD 20860
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Phone: 240-389-4386

AG Paintball Games Ltd.

Gaithersburg

Professionally owned sports center offering paintball for individuals, groups and parties.

Professionally owned sports center offering paintball for individuals, groups and parties.

AG Paintball Games Ltd. Website

226 Gold Kettle Drive
Gaithersburg,

MD

20878
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Phone: 301-417-0137

Hours: Two sessions a day on Sat & Sun (Morning 9:30-12:30, Afternoon 1:30-4:30)

Tickets: Individuals-$45, Group packages from $40-45

Agricultural History Farm Park

Derwood

Bussard Farm was built in the early 1900s and is now part of the 410-acre Agricultural History Farm Park, one…

Bussard Farm was built in the early 1900s and is now part of the 410-acre Agricultural History Farm Park, one of the area’s most historical farms and a picture-perfect setting for a country wedding or other special occasion. Get hitched in the meadows or at the historic post-and-beam red Bank Barn. All areas provide breathtaking views of the surrounding meadows and wooded hills. The restored farmhouse is available for the bridal preparations.

Agricultural History Farm Park Website

18400 Muncaster Road
Derwood, MD 20850
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Phone: 301-774-1900

Hours: Open year round, call or check website for details

Agricultural Reserve

Upcounty

The Agricultural Reserve is a nationally acclaimed land-use plan that was established in 1980 in response to the rapid disappearance…

The Agricultural Reserve is a nationally acclaimed land-use plan that was established in 1980 in response to the rapid disappearance of Montgomery County farms. The Agricultural Reserve is 93,000 acres of farmland that has been called “the country’s most successful farmland preservation program.”

Agricultural Reserve Website


Upcounty, MD
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Phone: 301-349-5021

Black Hill Park

Boyds

Experience Little Seneca Lake by boat and enjoy the wildlife by kayak, canoe, or rowboat. Private boats and Fishing are…

Experience Little Seneca Lake by boat and enjoy the wildlife by kayak, canoe, or rowboat. Private boats and Fishing are allowed with permit.

Black Hill Park Website

20920 Lake Ridge Drive
Boyds,

MD

20841
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Phone: 301-972-6157

Hours: May-September, Wednesdays-Sundays

Tickets: $8 per hour boat rentals, or $27.50 for full day use. $4 tickets for Pontoon Boat tours

Brookside Gardens

Wheaton

Brookside Gardens is Montgomery County’s incomparable, award-winning 50-acre public display garden situated within Wheaton Regional Park.

Brookside Gardens is Montgomery County's incomparable, award-winning 50-acre public display garden situated within Wheaton Regional Park.

Brookside Gardens Website

1800 Glenallan Avenue
Wheaton, MD 20902
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Phone: 301-962-1427

Hours: sunrise-sunset

Tickets: Admission is free.

Butler’s Orchard

Germantown

Montgomery County’s one stop shop for fresh fruits and vegetables in season. The farm also offers a large selection of…

Montgomery County's one stop shop for fresh fruits and vegetables in season. The farm also offers a large selection of pick your own farm fresh produce including strawberries, blueberries, peas, cherries, blackberries, raspberries, pumpkins, apples and c

Butler’s Orchard Website

22200 Davis Mill Road
Germantown,

MD

20876
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Phone: 301-972-3299

Hours: Spring-10am-5pm, Fall-9:30am-5:30pm

Tickets: prices vary

Capital Crescent Trail

Bethesda

11 mile biker-hiker trail running from west Silver Spring to Georgetown DC. The trail was formerly used as the Georgetown…

11 mile biker-hiker trail running from west Silver Spring to Georgetown DC. The trail was formerly used as the Georgetown Branch rail line of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad.

Capital Crescent Trail Website

Bethesda Avenue
Bethesda,

MD

20814
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Phone: 202-234-4874

Hours: Follows County Park hours (dawn til dusk)

Tickets: Use of the trail is free

Capitol River Cruises

Washington

Discover the most spectacular views of Washington, DC from the Potomac River. Home of the Nightingale and Nightingale II Tour…

Discover the most spectacular views of Washington, DC from the Potomac River. Home of the Nightingale and Nightingale II Tour Boats.

Capitol River Cruises Website

Washington Harbour, Georgetown
31st & K Street, NW
Washington,

DC

20007
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Phone: 301-460-7447

Hours: Daily Departures on the Hour 12pm-9pm April-October

Tickets: Adults: $13.00, Children $6.00 (Discounted tickets if purchased online)

Chesapeak and Ohio (C&O) Canal Towpath

Potomac

Running along side the C&O Canal, the towpath provides a path for bikers, walkers, dogs to enjoy Maryland, DC and…

Running along side the C&O Canal, the towpath provides a path for bikers, walkers, dogs to enjoy Maryland, DC and Virgina.

Chesapeak and Ohio (C&O) Canal Towpath Website

11710 MacArthur Boulevard
Potomac, MD 20854
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Phone: 301-767-3714

Hours: Follows County Park hours (dawn til dusk)

Tickets: Use of the trail is free

Clopper Lake

Gaithersburg

Clopper lake has an over-abundance of largemouth bass, as well as tiger muskie fingerlings, and a hybrid cross of northern…

Clopper lake has an over-abundance of largemouth bass, as well as tiger muskie fingerlings, and a hybrid cross of northern pike and muskellunge. The lake also contains catfish, bluegill, black crappie, brown bullheads, common carp, and pumpkinseed sunfish

Clopper Lake Website

Seneca Creek State Park
11950 Clopper Road
Gaithersburg,

MD

20878
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Phone: 301-924-2127

Hours: Follows County Park hours (dawn til dusk)

Tickets: Contact park service for license requirements and pricing

Dave & Busters

Kensington

Restaurant, bar and virtual game center.

Restaurant, bar and virtual game center.

Dave & Busters Website

11301 Rockville Pike, 3rd Floor
Kensington,

MD

20895
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Phone: 301-230-5151

Hours: Sun-Wed 11:30am-11pm, Th 11:30am-Midnight, Fri-Sat 11:30am-1am

Falls Road Golf Course

Potomac

158 acre golf course, most popular course in Montgomery County. 18-holes

158 acre golf course, most popular course in Montgomery County. 18-holes

Falls Road Golf Course Website

10800 Falls Road
Potomac,

MD

20854
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Phone: 301-299-5156

Hours: Call number for tee times

Tickets: http://www.montgomerycountygolf.com/FR_home.html

Garden of Remembrance Gan Zikaron Memorial Park

Clarksburg

Take a long walk through the landscaped pathways, enjoy the forest preserve areas while visiting the hallowed grounds of your…

Take a long walk through the landscaped pathways, enjoy the forest preserve areas while visiting the hallowed grounds of your loved ones.

Garden of Remembrance Gan Zikaron Memorial Park Website

14321 Comus Road
Clarksburg,

MD

20871
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Phone: 301-428-3000

Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm, Closed Saturday

Tickets: Admission to the garden is free

Glen Echo Park

Glen Echo

Glen Echo Park was established in 1891 as a National Chautauqua Assembly. Later the site became the area’s premier amusement…

Glen Echo Park was established in 1891 as a National Chautauqua Assembly. Later the site became the area’s premier amusement park until 1968. Today this U.S. Park Service location offers year-round educational activities and two of the amusement-era destinations remain major attractions – the Spanish Ballroom and the Dentzel Carousel.

Glen Echo Park Website

7300 MacArthur Boulevard
Glen Echo, MD 20812
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Phone: 301-492-6229

Hours: Call for hours

Tickets: Admission is free.

Go Ape!

Rockville

Swing, climb and zip through the forest canopy 40 to 50 feet above the ground at Go Ape, the world’s…

Swing, climb and zip through the forest canopy 40 to 50 feet above the ground at Go Ape, the world's largest treetop adventure course operator! The obstacle course is made up of 40 crossings, including trapezes, rope bridges, suspension bridges, 2 tarzan swings and 5 longest zip lines in the area. There are 5 individual sections within the course, each section taking you higher into the forest canopy and finishing with a zip line more exciting than the previous one! The course takes 2 to 3 hours and reservations are highly recommended.

Go Ape! Website

Rock Creek Regional Park
6129 Needwood Lake Drive
Rockville, MD 20855
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Phone: 1-800-971-8271

Great Falls Tavern Museum

Potomac

Originally a simple stone Locktender’s house along the C&O Canal, the Tavern watched the construction of the Washington Aqueduct, battles…

Originally a simple stone Locktender's house along the C&O Canal, the Tavern watched the construction of the Washington Aqueduct, battles during the Civil War, and other historical events.

Great Falls Tavern Museum Website

11710 MacArthur Boulevard
Potomac, MD 20854
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Phone: 301-767-3714

Hours: Call for hours

Tickets: Admission is free.

Hampshire Greens

Silver Spring

Course is fair, yet challenging, course lies between a housing development of the same name. Convenient location.

Course is fair, yet challenging, course lies between a housing development of the same name. Convenient location.

Hampshire Greens Website

616 Firestone Drive
Silver Spring,

MD

20905
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Phone: 301-476-7999

Hours: Call number for tee times

Tickets: http://www.montgomerycountygolf.com/HG_home.html

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