8 Popular Activities in Northeastern Maryland

February 24, 2022

Choosing land is an important part of the process of designing and building a custom home. There are a lot of details to consider about the lot itself and the surrounding area, including some of the fun things to do throughout the year around your new home. Here are a few popular activities in Northeastern Maryland to keep in mind if you’re considering buying land and building in this area:

1. Sherwood Gardens

If nature and flowers are something you enjoy seeing, Sherwood Gardens is one of the popular activities in Northeastern Maryland that should make your list of things to do, especially in the spring. Sherwood Gardens are located in Baltimore, which is just a short drive from Harford and Cecil Counties.

The gardens feature six acres of standard ground cover. In addition to scenic views and relaxing walks, Sherwood gardens are famous for the 80,000 tulips that bloom each spring. They tend to peak in late April, which makes seeing them a perfect spring activity for flower lovers.

2. Ladew Topiary Gardens

Ladew Topiary Gardens is located in Monkton, also in Baltimore County, and just a short drive from Harford and Cecil Counties. These gardens open in late spring and are famous for the over 100 topiaries featured across 22 acres including 15 garden “rooms”.

In addition to nature walks that you can explore on your own, Ladew Topiary Gardens also feature guided house tours, historical displays to see, and a gift shop to explore before you leave.

3. Brookside Gardens

Located in Wheaton is Brookside Gardens. In addition to themed formal gardens, this attraction also includes conservatories that feature seasonal displays, guided tours, educational programs, and more.

One of the biggest attractions at Brookside Gardens is the annual butterfly exhibit. On top of the gardens, there are also art exhibits and gift shops to explore. You can even return in the winter for the holiday light show!

4. Fort McHenry

If strolling through history is something you enjoy, the Fort McHenry National Monument & Historic Shrine. Although Fort McHenry is most known for the defense during the 1814 Battle of Baltimore, it stories and played a role in events ranging from the Civil War to World War II. In addition to virtual and self-guided tours, there are guided tours available as well as plenty of special events and programs throughout the year.

5. National Aquarium

The Inner Harbor in Baltimore is full of activities throughout the year. Most notably, it’s home to the National Aquarium. Although the aquarium is known for its water exhibits, you can also explore exhibits from the desert, rainforest, and more.

You can explore the aquarium on your own or opt for a guided tour. You can also catch special exhibits when they are featured at the aquarium and special presentations, films, programs, etc. throughout the day.

6. Upper Bay Museum

The Upper Bay Museum is located in North East, Maryland. This museum is all about maritime life in the Upper Chesapeake Bay and features decoys, duck hunting gear, marine engines, and other historical hunting, fishing, and boating artifacts. In addition to the museum, there are also historical hunting demonstrations.

7. On Track Racing Experience

On Tracking Racing Experience is located in Elkton and is a must-do for anyone who likes cars and has a need for speed. Here, you can sign up to take a stock car around a race track. The asphalt race track is a half-mile long and you get 10 laps with your visit. After a driver orientation and safety class, you can strap in, buckle up, and press the pedal to the medal!

8. Elkton Golf & Batting Center

If golf and batting are more to your interest, the Elkton Golf & Batting Center is a great place to have nearby. In addition to a 300-yard driving range, there are also batting cages that feature baseball and softball pitching machines. There is also a miniature golf course with 18 holes on site.

These are just a few popular activities in Northeastern Maryland to think about if you are thinking about moving into the area. Because it’s so close to Central Pennsylvania, you can also include activities in York, Lancaster, and other nearby counties as benefits of living in Northeastern Maryland.

Things to do aren’t the only consideration and there are definitely a lot of details to consider when looking for land, but it’s another factor to keep in mind when evaluating where you want to buy land and build.

Whether you’re looking to get started on your own custom home around Northeastern Maryland or somewhere in Pennsylvania, contact Custom Home Group at 717-284-4090. We can build on your lot or ours and help you make your dream home a reality!