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There are so many wonderful attractions and activities near Green Gables B&B!

It would be nearly impossible to list everything here, so we offer you a sample of things to

do while visiting with us in Laytonsville, Maryland and the nearby areas.

Listed below are some local attractions.

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Local Hiking Trails

There are many parks and hiking trails in the area. Two of the closest are Rachel Carson Conservation Park and Patuxent River State Park. For more local park information visit the Maryland Department of Natural Resources website.

Our neighborhood also has a Horse/Walking Easement that is open to the community. Guests can feel free to walk on these picturesque trails. There is also a half mile trail in the woods off the side of Green Gables that connects to the easement trail.

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Seneca Creek State Park

This is a 6,300-acre state park, containing some 14 miles of Seneca Creek on its way to the Potomac River. Clopper Lake

The main, developed portion of Seneca Creek State Park, is little more than five minutes from the heart of Gaithersburg, and is set on the shores of the 90-acre Clopper Lake. This is a big draw in the summer months, when you can rent a kayak or rowboat.

In the fields and woods around the lake you can get onto more than 50 miles of trails, while the park’s roads will bring you to gardens, playgrounds, a zip line, disc golf course, a scenic overlook and a wide choice of picnic areas.

Local Attractions in Gaithersburg

Bohrer Park Water Park

When summer comes around, one of Gaithersburg’s big family attractions is a public, resort-style water park in Bohrer Park. In stunning grounds, backdropped by mature trees, the water park opened in 1990 and has a large interconnected pool, with a lap area and a shallow, beach-entry area adorned with palms and fountains. There’s also a zero-depth pool for toddlers, while bigger kids will love the two water slides with tower access. For food and drink there’s Boardwalk Burger & Fries, while the park has a lot of room for families to relax in the shade.

Arts on the Green

In a quaint, village-like setting you’ll find Gaithersburg main hub for visual and performing arts.

One of the two venues here is the Arts Barn, offering a stage for professional and community theater, concerts and much more at a 99-seat theater. Next door is the opulent Kentlands Mansion, built in 1900 and now belonging to the city as a venue for exhibitions and chamber music performances. There’s ample grassy space at Arts on the Green for a succession of outdoor events and concerts in the warmer months.

Butler's Orchard

The top U-Pick farm in Montgomery County is a little way north of Gaithersburg in Germantown.

Over the years, Butler’s Orchard has grown from an original 37 acres to more than 300, growing over 25 fruit varieties, as well as vegetables, trees and flowers. The Farm Market is open from May until just before Christmas, and the farm opens up for family-friendly seasonal festivals, like Bunnyland in spring, the Sunflower Spectacular in summer and then the long-running Pumpkin Festival in fall.

You can check the website for a regularly updated Crop Calendar, with detailed info on pricing and availability for everything from strawberries to pumpkins.

RIO Lakefront

Gaithersburg has a modern shopping, dining and entertainment destination in a lakeside setting, close to where the I-270 and I-370 intersect. RIO Lakefront could be compared to a living, breathing city district, and even puts on a summer concert series, with outdoor performances on Friday evenings, May through September. You can rent a paddle boat for a little self-guided cruise on the lake, and there’s an adorable carousel with handcrafted horses by the water. For a movie you’ve got the AMC Dine-In 18, and when it comes to shopping, a few of the chains on hand are Barnes & Noble, LOFT, Target, Kohl’s and Dick’s Sporting Goods. Finally, RIO Lakefront offers more than 25 dining options, many outdoor seating right on the water’s edge.

Looking for something different?  Just ask!  We are here to help make your stay as enjoyable as possible.

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