Day Tripping on South Mountain

We are about an hour outside of Washington, D.C. and Baltimore. There are lots of interesting things to do just a short distance from our Gallery.  If you come out for a visit why not make a day of it...we call it 'Day Tripping on South Mountain'!

 

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PLACES TO EAT AND THINGS TO DO

Thank you for visiting us at van Gilder Pottery and welcome to the beautiful mountains of central Maryland. It is an area rich in history and there are lots of interesting things to do here. We have listed some of them below along with some good places to eat. For you hikers and campers we have included some info should you need supplies, etc. Enjoy your visit and we look forward to seeing you again!  

 

 

PLACES TO EAT…ALL GOOD!

The Main Cup – our fav!

14 W. Main Street

Middletown, MD

301-371-4433

 

Dan’s Restaurant and Tap House

3 S. Main Street

Boonsboro, MD

301-432-5244

 

Old South Mountain Inn

6132 Old National Pike

Boonsboro, MD

301-432-6155

 

The Braddock Inn

4830 Schley Ave.

Braddock Heights, MD

301-371-4830

 

Bavarian Inn

164 Shepherd Grade Road

Shepherdstown, WV

304-876-2551

 

Little Red Barn Ice Cream Café’

4610 Lander Road

Jefferson, MD

302-378-8100

 

THINGS TO DO

van Gilder Pottery

20834 Townsend Road

Gapland, MD

www.vangilderpottery.com

A working pottery and contemporary craft gallery situated in a restored barn atop South Mountain near Gathland State Park.

OPEN ALL YEAR Thursday – Monday 10-5

Check website during winter months for closings due to weather.

 

Gathland State Park

900 Arnoldtown Road

Jefferson, MD

War Correspondents Memorial

Appalachian Trail

 

South Mountain Heritage Society

3 East Main Street

Burkittsville, MD

South Mountain Heritage Society is a non-profit organization

dedicated to the preservation, interpretation, and exhibition

of Burkittsville´s history. 

Open the First Saturday of the Month

April – September

10-3

They hold special events at other times.

Check website for info: www.southmountainheritage.org

 

PJ Gilligan Dry Goods & Mercantile Co.

2 West Main Street

Burkittsville, MD

301-693-8373

Opened in 1821 and now frozen in the 1860’s, we offer products for

use by Civil War Re-enactors, owners of period houses who want tocreate that authentic 1860’s look, and customers who just want a unique gift.

OPEN ALL YEAR Saturday and Sunday 12-7

 

Spook Hill

It is told phantoms of the Confederate army continue to haunt the area, pushing vehicles up the hill as though they were cannon. No scientific explanation has been offered that satisfies those who know of the haunted hill

 . . . and the curious phenomena continues to this day. Located on Gapland Road heading into Burkittsville from Gathland State Park. Just before the red barn on your right. Near Mountain Church Road. Google it!

 

South Mountain Creamery

8305 Bolivar Road

Middletown, MD

301-371-8565

Family friendly activity on the farm.

DELICIOUS homemade ice cream!!

 

Shepherdstown, WV

Lots of unique little shops and eateries.

Check out the miniature house!

O’ Hurley’s General Store – Don’t miss it!

205 E Washington Street

Shepherdstown, WV

304-876-6907

 

Harpers Ferry, WV

Historic town in Jefferson County, WV

Interesting shops and historical sites.

 

Harpers Ferry Adventure Center

37410 Adventure Lane,

Purcellville, VA

540-668-9007

Offers a wide variety of exciting and affordable

Outdoor adventures – tubing, water rafting, zip line,

Kayaking, fishing and more!

 

River & Trail Outfitters

604 Valley Road

Knoxville, MD

301-834-9950

Whitewater Rafting, Tubing, Kayaking,

Canoeing, Biking near Harpers Ferry, WV.

 

River Riders Inc.

408 Alstadts Hill Road

Harpers Ferry, WV

304-535-2663

Harpers Ferry, WV whitewater rafting, tubing, zip line, Kayaking, canoeing, stand up paddle boards, mountain biking and fishing adventures.

 

Crystal Grottes Caverns

19821 Shepherdstown Pike

Boonsboro, MD

301-432-6336

 

Antietam National Battlefield

302 E Main Street

Sharpsburg, MD

301-432-5124

 

Washington County Museum of Fine Arts

401 Museum Drive

Hagerstown, MD

Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park

205 W Potomac Street

Williamsport, MD

301-582-0813

 

Washington Monument State Park

6620 Zittlestown Road

Middletown, MD

301-791-4767

 

WINERIES & BREWERIES

Big Cork Vinyards

4236 Main Street

Rohrersville, MD

301-302-8032

OPEN Thursday – Monday 11-5

Usually have live music Friday nites and on weekends. Tours offered daily. Check their events calendar!! Occasionally close early for private events so check their website.

 

Distillery Lane Ciderworks

5533 Gapland Road

Jefferson, MD

301-834-8920

OPEN Saturday and Sunday 12-5

Apples and both fresh and hard cider.

Check website for special events.

 

Willow Oaks Craft Cider and Wine

6219 Harley Road

Middletown, MD

301-371-4814

Check website for hours and special events.

Usually Open Saturday and Sunday 11-5.

 

Orchid Cellar Meadery and Winery

546 Pete Wiles Road

Middletown, MD

301-473-3568

Open Monday-Thursday by appointment.

Friday-Sunday 12-5

 

Smoketown Brewing Station

223 W Potomac Street

Brunswick, MD

301-834-4828

Closed Monday and Tuesday, Wednesday 5-9

Friday and Saturday – 12-10, Sunday 12-7

 

PLACES TO STAY

Tree House Camp at Maple Tree

20716 Townsend Road

Rohrersville, MD

301-432-5585

Wooded campground backed up to the

Appalachian Trail. Regular campsites, tree houses and cabins available. NO RV’s

 

Inn Boonsboro

1 N Main Street

Boonsboro, MD

301-432-1188

B&B owned by author Nora Roberts

 

Antietam Overlook Farm

4812 Porterstown Road

Keedysville, MD

301-432-4200

B&B

 

Light Horse Inn

108 Washington Street

Bolivar, WV

877-468-4236

B&B

 

The Ledge House Bed and Breakfast

280 Henry Clay Street

Harpers Ferry, WV

877-468-4236

 

Barn at Two Rivers

810 Valley Road

Knoxville, MD

www.vrbo.com/601464#

For info: alisafayan@gmail.com

Original to the Civil War era, the Barn at Two Rivers has been newly renovated to provide a serene setting for health retreats and small conferences, family and group reunions and special occasions.

 

CAMPING SUPPLIES, ETC.
Weiss Markets

1201 Dutchman’s Creek Drive

Brunswick, MD

301-834-4800

 

Sheetz

Convenience Store and Gas

Propane Tanks

3842 Burkittsville Road

Knoxville, MD

301-834-8456

 

Safeway

815 E Main Street

Middletown, MD

302-371-3126

 

CVS

400 Middletown Parkway

Middletown, MD

301-371-4100

 

NEED CASH?

Middletown Valley Bank - ATM

803 E Main Street

Middletown, MD

301-371-6060

 

GAS

Sheetz

3842 Burkittsville Road

Knoxville, MD

 

High’s Gas

4301 Old National Pike

Middletown, MD

 

MEDICAL

Middletown Valley Family Medicine

Call for ‘Walk-In’ Hours

300 S Church Street

Middletown, MD

301-371-9000

 

Frederick Memorial Hospital

400 W 7th Street

Frederick, MD

240-566-3300

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