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Looking for amazing things to do in Eldersburg, Maryland in 2022?

Whether you’re a local planning for the week ahead, or a tourist cruising through town, this charming little town has a lot of thrilling events and activities for you to take part in.

From hiking secluded trails to challenging yourself to beat an escape room, here are the…

Top 10 things to do in Eldersburg MD in 2022

Nestled between Baltimore and Frederick and surrounded by sweeping forests and Liberty Lake, Eldersburg MD exudes the quintessential small town charm – a combination of modern convenience and rural tranquility.

It is primarily a residential area and has often been rated as one of the best places to live in, in Maryland. And as you would expect, it has its share of landmarks and attractions.

Here are the 10 best sights and activities for you to explore in Eldersburg in 2022.

  • Go hiking along the Morgan Run Trail
  • Visit Piney Run Park
  • Check out the Patapsco Valley State Park – McKeldin Area
  • Enjoy yourself at Stratosphere Social
  • Sample the offerings at Captain Dan’s Crabhouse
  • The best escape room in Maryland
  • Visit Norman’s Farm Market
  • Taste craft beer at/from the 1623 Brewing Company
  • Visit Breezy Hill Farm
  • Visit the Sykesville Pottery & Art Center

Eldersburg offers plenty of options to enjoy the outdoors, with opportunities for everything from hiking to family picnics, through its hiking trails and parks.

Go hiking along the Morgan Run Trail

Over 8 miles long, and stretching across the upper reaches of Liberty Lake, Morgan Run Trail is generally considered not very difficult to hike through.

There are a few steep stretches, but they’re short and unlikely to wear you out.

There’s a swimming hole and beaver dam at one of the eastern points along the route…the swimming hole may prove attractive and useful during the warmer months.

If you’re the solitary outdoorsy type, this is a trail you’ll relish as it tends to not be occupied…on the right day you’ll not encounter another soul for the entire hike.

The trail cuts through exquisitely forested areas, with several pine groves, and offers stunning views of the Lake. On the other hand, it’s very close to residential areas.

Best visited during spring, as the trees and undergrowth will be in full bloom.

This is a trail that will yield tons of content for your Instagram.

Visit Piney Run Park

If visiting a well-maintained park, with heaps of activities from birdwatching to fishing, is more your thing than hiking a secluded trail, you should check out Piney Run Park in nearby Sykesville.

Centered around a lake (Piney Run Reservoir), the park is over 550 acres of fields, forests and open spaces, yielding opportunities for fishing, boating, mountain biking, hiking, rock climbing and so on.

It is a great spot for a family outing, with plenty of picnic tables, grills and playgrounds for children.

There’s a nature club that hosts educational events frequently. You may even find the odd enthusiast there just like that, ready to answer your nature questions!

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Check out the Patapsco Valley State Park – McKeldin Area 

A part of Patapsco Valley State Park, the McKeldin Area offers opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, and disc golf.

A particular attraction of the area is the opportunity for horseback riding.

It’s also a great place to have picnics with the whole family, with plenty of camping space, a waterfall to gaze at, and gazebos and grills to get you started!

If you’re there for the first time, take the trail by the river, and catch a view of the Rapids (be careful with your footing, though, and be warned that swimming in the Rapids is strictly prohibited due to the currents).

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That being said, it’s not just the outdoors. Eldersburg has a lot of indoor attractions for you to experience as well.

Enjoy yourself at Stratosphere Social

A sports arcade cum restaurant, Stratosphere Social bills itself as a…

community focused entertainment venue that brings a whole new level of FUN to Carroll County

They revamped the place some time ago, and the new avatar has been a huge hit.

From bowling to ax throwing (yep, this one’s a huge draw) to a virtual reality section and an arcade, there are so many things for you to check out.

And then of course there’s the restaurant and bar. We hear the pulled pork, pizza (kids’ menu) and the burgers are especially good!

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Sample the offerings at Captain Dan’s Crabhouse

While they do serve various kinds of seafood (like shrimp, oysters, and scallops), their claim to fame is their crab dishes.

From crab pretzels to crab cake, crab soup, a very popular crab dip, and various other dishes with crab…Captain Dan’s has earned its reputation in crab-based food.

You can visit their restaurant, order carryout…or you can buy seafood from them (raw or steamed) and put your own cooking skills to the test.

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Speaking of putting your skills to the test, if you’re looking for a family-friendly activity that puts communication, observation and teamwork skills to the test, look for…

The best escape room in Maryland

Drive to nearby Frederick, and take a shot at beating Maryland’s #1 escape room.

It’s the perfect indoors experience for you to enjoy with friends and family – teaming up to beat an escape room game.

You can take your pick from among four escape games:

  • Go on a Christmassy adventure in Operation Jingle Bells.
  • Investigate paranormal occurrences in Crane Manor.
  • Experience a medieval-mythical quest in Excalibur, and
  • Conduct a military operation in Blitzkrieg.

Solve puzzles, accomplish tasks, spot clues, and finish your mission within 60-75 minutes!

Can you do it?

Visit Norman’s Farm Market

Located in nearby Woodbine, this is a farmers’ market with a difference.

Going back a few decades to a trio of actual Norman brothers (Steve, John and Jeff) who wanted to set up a business selling local fruit and vegetables in Montgomery County, the market has grown over time into a well-developed and closely knit community event where people gather together to meet each other, and of course, buy what they need!

If you do visit, make sure you carry more than one bag, as you’ll feel the inevitable urge to get your hands on all that fresh produce.

Note: As of March 2022, the physical market is temporarily closed, but you can order online.

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Taste craft beer at/from the 1623 Brewing Company

Fantastic craft beer, great music, awesome tap room, televisions to catch the game…

Add to that a revolving food truck, outdoor seating for when the weather’s great, plus being dog-friendly and you know you’ve got yourself a winner!

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Visit Breezy Hill Farm

A family-run farm in operation since 2012, Breezy Hill Farm is home to a lot of farm animals (well, duh!) including chickens, peacocks, sheep and goats.

But their specialty is their alpacas. They have nearly 50 of them.

On your visit, you can learn a fair bit about alpacas as well as the other animals, pet the alpacas and maybe even feed them.

Plus they have a boutique selling all-natural alpaca yarn and yarn-based clothing and accessories.

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Visit the Sykesville Pottery & Art Center

Fans of pottery and art will find this art center in Sykesville fascinating.

You can host events here, attend art programs, and even order pottery ‘to go’.

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Visiting Eldersburg MD in 2022

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