City Escape: Washington, D.C.

May 17, 2019 View Comments by

City Escape-Washington DCA relaxing ramble through rolling Maryland farmlands and the Blue Ridge Mountains with challenging curves and scenic vistas. The best times to go on this loop are May, June, September, and October.

Length
Approximately 186 miles.
Meet-up spot
Starbucks at 14941 Shady Grove Rd (Fallsgrove Shopping Center across from Shady Grove Hospital), Rockville, MD.
Lunch stop
Comfort style cooking. Thurmont Kountry Kitchen,17 Water St, Thurmont, MD, (301) 271-4071
Scenery
Charming villages, expansive vistas from mountain ridges, historic sites, museums, and more.
Traffic
Generally light.
Difficulty
Frequent route changes, some limited sightlines and tight curves, and numerous elevation changes.
Road conditions
Mostly well-paved, two-lane, secondary roads, some narrow, unmarked pavement.

Attractions

  1. Westminster, MD: 
Charming college town.
  2. Uniontown, MD: 
Historic one-street village.
  3. Union Bridge, MD: 
Western Maryland Railway 
Historical Society.
  4. Loys Station Covered Bridge: near Creagerstown, MD.
  5. Pen Mar High Rock Park, MD: 
Sweeping vista of Cumberland 
Valley.
  6. South Mountain Creamery: 
West on U.S. 40A from Middletown, MD. Tasty homemade ice cream.
  7. Middletown Valley Overlook: 
near Jefferson, MD.

 

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