Posted on October 3, 2014 by Miller and Smith Blog Team
With the first day of fall just behind us, there’s no doubt that Mother Nature is beginning to prime her canvas. Luckily for those who live at one of our new home communities in Clarksburg, MD, there’s the added benefit of living just a short drive from some of the greatest displays of autumnal beauty that Sugarloaf Mountain offers. This fall season, take a daytrip and experience nature first hand. Hear the crisp crackle of the fallen leaves at your feet. Become inspired by the palette of burnt orange, crimson and saffron yellow that surrounds you. Sip and savor the fruits of the harvest at a local winery and, on your way home, stock up on some fall favorites at a local farm. Take a day trip for yourself and fall in love with the area you are lucky enough to call home.
Start Your Day & Experience the Sugarloaf Mountain Colors.
This small mountain, located within a 15 minute drive from Gallery Park, is a Natural Historic Landmark with an elevation of 1,282 feet and a vertical height of 800 feet above the surrounding farmland. Visitors can enjoy hiking the trails that are available in a 2.5 mile, a 5 mile or a 7 mile loop. Hikers will surely witness striking views of the changing colors of foliage in the distance and will see a variety of plants and wildlife along the trails.
Enjoy & Imbibe at Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard.
Located at the base of the mountain, swing by Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard and taste test a variety of wines made from grapes grown right on the property. The vineyard cultivates five Bordeaux grapes, including Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot and three white grapes, from Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio and Viognier. When you stop by on the weekends of October 4th and 5th and October 11th and 12th, you can participate in the annual grape stomp festival complete with live music and of course, plenty of wine to be enjoyed.
Make One Final Stop at the Heisler Farm Stand.
Located across the street from The Comus Inn, visit the Heisler Farm seasonal stand. You can stock up on some seasonal favorites, like locally grown pumpkins, squash, apples and honey. The farm stand is located at 23830 Old Hundred Road (Route 109).