Plan a day trip and include a stop at our farm along the way...
We'd love to see you! Here are some suggestions to help make
your trip extra fun...
Drive along the Scenic By-Ways along the Susquehanna River tour. Convenient to LCM... http://www.sha.state.md.us/exploremd/oed/scenicByways/scenicbyways.asp?id=H14+H12
Would you like to develop a greater appreciation and awareness of the natural and historical resources of the area? Take advantage of the abundant programs and resources available at Eden Mill Nature Center. Enjoy a tour of the historical mill, then take a hike over 5 miles of trails, take a canoe trip, or attend one of the many outdoor education programs. http://www.edenmill.org/
Find out the real skinny on the health of the Bay at the Anita C. Leight Estuary Center. This research and education spot, where aquatic plants share space with turtles, snakes and toads, features great interactive exhibits on the Bay's vital ecosystem. ("Critter Dinner Time," on several Saturdays, is the best time to stop in.) Explore the 700-plus-acre reserve outside with a "Family Fun Pack," a free backpack with a tour map, field guides, even trash bags to help keep the wetlands spiffy. You might even spy an otter. Open to public Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Abingdon, Md. 410-612-1688 or otterpointcreek.org.
Want some action?
You don't have to trek to the Rockies to do a little rock climbing. Climbing the Wissahickon schist formations at Rocks State Park has been popular since the early 1800s and LCM is only mere minutes away. You'll be rewarded with great views of the Deer Creek rapids once you reach King and Queen Seat, formerly a ceremonial site for Susquehannock and Mingo Indians. You can climb on your own (climbs range greatly in difficulty, from 8 feet to 115 feet), or go with the pros at Earth Treks Climbing (800-CLIMB-UP), who offer escorted tours with all the equipment. http://www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/central/rocks.html
Some folks estimate that there's about 2,000 wild brown trout per mile swimming in the Gunpowder River. Now all you need is a rod and reel. And, maybe an experienced guide who will know what and where the fish are biting. Backwater Angler fly fishing shop and guiding service offers half-day, four-hour excursions and six-hour trips with a stream-side lunch. All trips include full outfitting and instruction for beginners. No trips on Wednesdays. Call 410-329-6821 or backwaterangler.com.
Like Horse Racing?
Steeplechasing has a long history in Maryland. The first recognized steeplechase race was run at Pimlico on October 18, 1873 over a course built in the infield. Steeplechase races over timber, as a Maryland tradition, are not as venerable as fox hunting, which goes back to Colonial days, but the records go back nonetheless some 100-plus years. And few sports can boast the tradition of family participation which characterize these races, perhaps the My Lady's Manor most of all. Only 5 miles away from LCM... http://www.marylandsteeplechasing.com/
Drive along the Scenic By-Ways of Steeple Chase Country which takes you through Baltimore and Harford Counties in Maryland. Convenient to LCM... http://www.sha.state.md.us/exploremd/oed/scenicByways/scenicbyways.asp?id=H14+H12
Ladew Topiary Gardens is known around the world for its topiary and flower gardens. A self-taught gardener, Harvey S. Ladew (1887-1976) created 15 thematic "garden rooms" on 22 acres of his 250-acre Maryland property. Visitors frequently comment how Mr. Ladew's vibrant personality and vision is reflected in the unique design of his garden. The Garden Club of America described Ladew's garden as "the most outstanding topiary garden in America." http://www.ladewgardens.com
Visit the world’s premier horticultural display garden at Longwood Gardens. These gardens were created by industrialist Pierre S. du Pont (and is sometimes referred to as the DuPont Gardens) and offers 1,050 acres (425 hectares) of gardens, woodlands, and meadows; 20 outdoor gardens; 20 indoor gardens within 4 acres (1.6 hectares) of heated greenhouses; 11,000 different types of plants; spectacular fountains; extensive educational programs including horticultural career training and internships; and 800 horticultural and performing arts events each year, from flower shows, gardening demonstrations, courses, and children’s programs to concerts, organ and carillon recitals, musical theatre, and fireworks displays. Longwood is open every day of the year and attracts more than 900,000 visitors annually. Located in Kennett Square, PA about 1 hour drive from LCM. http://www.longwoodgardens.org/
Fiore Winery was recently recognized as 'One to Watch' in the April 2004 edition of the world renown Decanter magazine. The article praised Fiore 2001 Proprietor's Reserve Chambourcin as an excellent food wine. This wine was given four out of five stars by the magazine. Also mentioned were the 1999 Cabernet Sauvignon and 2002 Chardonnay. http://www.fiorewinery.com/
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is internationally recognized as having achieved a preeminent place among the world's most important orchestras. Acclaimed for its uncompromising pursuit of artistic excellence, the Baltimore Symphony has attracted a devoted national and international following while maintaining deep bonds throughout the Maryland community through innovative education and community outreach initiatives. In October 1997, Yuri Temirkanov accepted the position as the Orchestra's eleventh Music Director. Regarded on every continent as among the most talented conductors of his generation, Maestro Temirkanov is also the Music Director and Chief Conductor of Russia's legendary St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Principal Guest Conductor of the Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra and Conductor Laureate of London's Royal Philharmonic. Beginning with the Inaugural season in 2000, the Temirkanov-BSO partnership has captured the imaginations of both audiences and critics alike. Major newspapers such as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Philadelphia Inquirer, Washington Post and Baltimore Sun have consistently extolled the extraordinarily high level of music-making of the BSO during Temirkanov's leadership. Baltimore City is less than 1 hour drive from LCM. Call 410-783-8000 or visit http://www.baltimoresymphony.org/
Wanna see some Sights?
Check Out a Lighthouse with a Feminine Touch. Fannie Salter was the last female civilian lighthouse keeper in America in 1947 when she finally left the watch at Turkey Point Lighthouse after twenty-two years. In fact, Turkey Point has a long history of female keepers. Of its 115 years in operation, 89 of them were overseen by women. The "Lady's Lamp" remains the highest on the Bay, situated on a 100-foot bluff overlooking the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal. Elk Neck State Park, North East, Md. 410-287-5333 or www.dnr.state.md.us.
How 'bout some more farms?
If you've ever wanted to see an American bison up close--all 2,000 pounds of the furry beast--visit Cedarvale Farm. The seventeen animals roam free on the sixty-acre farm. Don't forget to try the buffalo meat, the original Native American health food; it can be bought as sirloin, short ribs, rump, T-Bone, New York strip, or the famous Buffalo jerky. Open to the public Sundays, 1-5 p.m. Churchville, Md. 410-734-7467 or cedarvalefarm.com.
For over 100 years now, Milburn Orchards has proudly been a family owned and operated farm since 1902. The family is now in its fourth generation of orchard operations. We strive to bring you your traditional favorites. In keeping abreast of technological changes within our industry, we can also offer you new varieties. We specialize mainly in tree fruits. We offer U-pick sales for cherries, blackberries, raspberries and apples. An hour drive from LCM, located in Elkton, MD Please call 410-398-1349 or visit http://www.milburnorchards.com/
Jellystone Park at Quarryville offers your family the chance to come together for a vacation you will always treasure. Enjoy all your favorite camping pastimes: swimming, mini-golf, hiking, sport fishing and much more. We also feature many activities and events for all ages during the season. Enjoy easy access to area attractions like the parks and museums of nearby Hershey and the Amish farmlands in the surrounding area. We are located in the picturesque Dutch Country of southern Lancaster County. Our 63 lush, forested acres adjoin a peaceful 100-acre county park. Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and enjoy the easy pace of our wooded grounds. About 1/2 hour drive from LCM. Call (717) 786-3458 / (717) 786-4514 or visit http://www.jellystonepa.com/
You don't have to be a child to love Plumpton Park Zoo! A family-friendly zoo with picnic & playground areas. This privately-run zoo/sanctuary houses a wide variety of animals, birds and reptiles. You can see Watusi Cattle, a Rhea, a Camel, a Bear, a Siberian Tiger, an Asian Water Buffalo and more. Pleas for help for animals in trouble have formed the nucleus around which Plumpton Park Zoo has grown. Several calls come in every week and the enormity of the problem means that we can only assist in a percentage of the cases. In most instances, the acceptance of an animal here is for the remaining life span of that animal --- usually a long commitment! Your admission fee makes a difference! No tax money - state, federal or local augments our budget. Visit our zoo, enjoy these animals and support our sanctuary. Located in Rising Sun (less than 1 hour drive from LCM). Call 410-658-6850 or visit www.plumptonparkzoo.org
Before each Herr's Snack Factory Tour we'll give you the inside scoop on the history of Herr's. We'll also introduce you to the group of zany characters who will be your on-screen "tour guides" for the rest of your visit. It's just our way of giving each guest a warm Herr's welcome.There's no fake machinery or actors - it's the REAL factory, the REAL workers, and the REAL process Herr's has perfected to make their products taste REALLY great. Our free tour is a first hand learning experience that includes visual methods that's sure to impress children and adults alike. You'll never forget the little-known facts, like how a pretzel gets its brown color, or what makes a great chipping potato, and how tortilla chips get their seasoning. Nottingham,PA which is about 1 hour drive from LCM. Call 1-800-637-6225 or visit http://www.herrs.com/tour/tour.htm
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