Howard County Maryland Visitor Guide 2020 - Magazine - Page 30
B&O ELLICOTT CITY STATION MUSEUM
join the fun
Embrace your inner child with a visit
to the Columbia Sports Park, where
mini golf and batting cages provide
fun for the whole family. Or, explore
the county on foot with the Howard
County Points of Interest Maps on
pages 47, 49, 53, and 60.
Start your day off with an early tee time in Columbia at
Fairway Hills Golf Club. Then, go on an adventure to
complete the Patuxent Challenge, a series of outdoor
activities throughout the Patuxent River Watershed.
Explore the outdoors in Ellicott City with a walk on
#9 Trolley Trail, a paved scenic pathway. Then, a trip to
Robinson Nature Center in Columbia is the perfect
family-friendly way to experience nature. Cap off your
perfect weekend with breathtaking views on a flight with
Friendship Hot Air Balloon Co.
Spend the afternoon exploring one of
many Howard County museums, like the
Museum of Howard County History
in Old Ellicott City. Or, if trains are more
your style, visit the B&O Ellicott City
Station Museum, the oldest surviving
railroad station in America.
Start your day at the Ellicott City Old
Town Market from May–October for fresh produce,
live music, and more. And for a truly one-of-a-kind
experience, visit Clark’s Elioak Farm in Ellicott City,
featuring a petting zoo, train rides, and storybook
attractions from the Enchanted Forest.
Nothing says fall quite like leaf peeping at
Mary’s Land Farm in Ellicott City or a corn maze and
hayride at Sharp’s at Waterford Farm in Brookeville. For a
spooky adventure, check out hauntedhoco.com for a list
of ghost tours perfect for our bravest visitors. And for the
adults in your group, visit howardontap.com to create your
own self-guided brewery tour.
Whether you’re here for an afternoon,
a day, or a whole weekend, there’s plenty
for you to see and do. And since Maryland
weather can be unpredictable, we’ve crafted
itineraries for whatever Mother Nature has
in store for you during your visit.
Crack the code at Breakout Games
Escape Room in Columbia with a
variety of thrilling activities for the
whole family. Or, try your hand at
pottery at The ClayGround Studio &
Gallery in Ellicott City.
Escape the weather with retail therapy at The Mall
in Columbia, featuring high-end department stores
and more than 200 specialty shops. Then, embrace
the cold with a spin around the Columbia Ice Rink.
End your day at Bob’s BMW Museum, a vintage BMW
motorcycle museum in Jessup.
Spend your weekend exploring the shops, galleries, and
antiques at Historic Savage Mill, a former textile mill that
operated in the 1800s. For a kid-friendly adventure, feel the
fun at NinjaBE in Columbia, with obstacles, climbing, and
jumping. Or, for an adults-only evening out, stir up some fun
with a cocktail class at The Wine Bin.
COLUMBIA ICE RINK
CLARK’S ELIOAK FARM