10 Things to Do in Germantown That You Shouldn't Miss

October 27, 2017 Janean Rudisill

Germantown is an urbanized census-designated place in Montgomery County, Maryland. With a population of 90,676 as of 2013 U.S. Census Bureau estimates, Germantown is the third most populous place in Maryland, after the city of Baltimore, and the census-designated place of Columbia. If Germantown were to incorporate as a city, it would become the second largest incorporated city in Maryland, after Baltimore. Germantown is located approximately 25–30 miles (40–48 km) outside of the U.S. capital of Washington, D.C. and is an important part of the Washington metropolitan area.
Restaurants in Germantown

1. Sugarloaf Mountain

7901 Comus Rd, Dickerson, MD 20842-9789 +1 301-874-2024
Excellent
58%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 109 reviews

Sugarloaf Mountain

At an elevation of 1,282 feet, Sugarloaf stands more than 800 feet above Maryland's scenic farmland below.

Reviewed By virginiagamer - Westbrook, Maine

I went hiking here recently with some friends. I thought it was an enjoyable hike. I think we ended up hiking about seven miles or so. We switched between trails a couple times, so it was hard to tell for sure. I didn't feel like the trail markings were great, so it was helpful that we were able to use GPS to navigate thanks to the availability of cell phone signal. There was a little bit of uphill, but not much. According to my phone, we topped out at a little over 900'. There wasn't much for views, kin fortunately, probably due to the low elevation. Still, it was a nice walk in the woods, and I was surprised to find that nice a hike that close to D.C.

2. Washingtonian Center

231 Rio Blvd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878-7312 +1 301-921-4684
Excellent
57%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 202 reviews

Washingtonian Center

Reviewed By LolaGo1 - Washington DC, District of Columbia

it was very cold and windy when we visited here. We saw a movie at the AMC Theaters and had delicious dinner at the Copper Canyon Grill Restaurant. Thoroughly enjoyed both places.

Other attractions/places to visit here: Shops like Target and Dick's, smaller shops, restaurants, man-made lake, etc.

We'll definitely visit here again when the weather becomes warmer: eat at other restaurants, shop, and just walk around the lake.

3. Lancaster County Dutch Market

12613 Wisteria Dr, Germantown, MD 20874-5390 +1 301-515-1019
Excellent
77%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 131 reviews

Lancaster County Dutch Market

Reviewed By LolaGo1 - Washington DC, District of Columbia

It is only opened from Thursdays to Saturdays. They are closed for the other days of the week.

My favorites are the store that sells pretzels and the other one that sells nuts, candies and chocolates. The pretzels are freshly baked at the store. I like most their plain pretzels and the one with sausage and cheese that cost $3 each. This store only takes CASH while the candy/nut store accepts major credit cards.

Some stores sell fried chicken, meats, vegetables and fruits, furnitures, etc.There is a small restaurant inside the building that serves American dishes.

Highly recommended to visit if you're in the area.

4. Homestead Farms

15604 Sugarland Rd, Poolesville, MD 20837-8879 +1 301-977-3761
Excellent
71%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 26 reviews

Homestead Farms

Reviewed By greagan - Dearborn, Michigan

Be prepared for a bit of a workout - the wheelbarrow can become mysteriously heavy after pushing it filled with apples and two little girls around this most impressive farm.
Many ages seemed to be enjoying the farm, from the very youngest to the eldest of seniors. And it is BIG!!!
Beautifully cultivated orchards and planted crops are in visible abundance, making a strong statement about the efforts necessary for successful harvests.
Prices for picked apples is by the pound, and of course the weight of your wheelbarrow is subtracted from your produce.
Other products are available, and, obviously seasonal.
Jams, relishes, syrups, and pickled vegetables are also for sale.
Prices are very reasonable, and when you factor in the free fun factor, they become absolutely inexpensive.
Definitely now on our "must do again" list!!!!

5. Black Hill Regional Park

20930 Lake Ridge Dr, Boyds, MD 20841-8900 +1 301-528-3490
Excellent
72%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 42 reviews

Black Hill Regional Park

Reviewed By victorlunaluna - Germantown, Maryland

this is really nice trail. You can jog; bike, hike or just take a walk. There is a nice trail around the lake. You see nature at its best. On a sunny afternoon you can check out the turtles sunning themselves. there are lots of birds for bird lovers.

6. Clarksburg Premium Outlets

22705 Clarksburg Rd, Clarksburg, MD 20871-6379 +1 240-702-1200
Excellent
21%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
9%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 51 reviews

Clarksburg Premium Outlets

Now open: Clarksburg Premium Outlets is conveniently located right off on I-270 in Montgomery County, Maryland, just 30 miles north of Washington, D.C. and 50 miles west of Baltimore.

Reviewed By Yidndn

When a foreigner goes to an outlet mall he/she expects to see outlet prices and not regular store prices. This plsce was a real DISAPPOINTMENT. The price and sales are the same as regular stores. They use the name outlet just get buyers to come but I doubt that many buy anything. People had little or no packages in hand. I wouldn't waste my time on this place and definitely not recommend it to others.

7. Butler's Orchard

22222 Davis Mill Rd, Germantown, MD 20876-4520 +1 301-428-0444
Excellent
60%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 142 reviews

Butler's Orchard

A family farm providing good, green fun and local produce for over 60 years. We offer 300 acres of pick-your-own fruits and vegetables, a Farm Market, and special events throughout the year. At our annual Pumpkin Festival enjoy a hayride, jump in the hayloft, swoosh down the giant slides, visit barnyard buddies, play the rubber duckie derby, and explore the corn maze! Enjoy beautiful fall foliage, live music, hand dipped caramel apples, and lots more!

Reviewed By tor3a - Bethesda, Maryland

My family has been coming to Butler's to pick berries since the 1990s. It was our favorite farm to pick berries, starting the season with strawberries and ending it with raspberries. Last year we've missed the season. When we finally were back this year we were shocked to learn about the $3 admission fee per person. I was so upset with the new policy that we decided to turn around and drive to another farm. Other people seem to be also shocked but quite a few paid the fee. I understand that the berry picking has become very popular in the last few years. I doubt that in the long run this policy will bring extra income to the farm. Last year, the year when the fee was introduced, may not be a good indicator -- people showed up as they used to and they paid. Many won't be back. Fewer and fewer customers will be back. I WILL NOT BE BACK.

8. South Germantown Recreational Park

18041 Central Park Cir, Boyds, MD 20841-9704
Excellent
86%
Good
7%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 14 reviews

South Germantown Recreational Park

Reviewed By Krista R

With over 20+ fields and a water park, pools and Sports Discovery Center, this complex has it all. Easy to get from field to field to see my kids play and plenty of parking.

9. Water Park at Bohrer Park

512 S Frederick Ave, Gaithersburg, MD 20877-2325 +1 301-258-6445
Excellent
46%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 59 reviews

Water Park at Bohrer Park

Reviewed By Shantelle A

Great clean fun place to visit for kids to get their swim on. Decent baby pool with fun slides. Lounge chairs all around for you to sit. And so much shade...

10. BlackRock Center For the Arts

12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874-9120 +1 301-528-2260
Excellent
75%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 20 reviews

BlackRock Center For the Arts

Reviewed By ricflairnwa - Gaithersburg, Maryland

Plenty of wonderful performances occur here. There is always something going on. They have many informative seminars on issues for your well being also.

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