What to do and see in Forest Hill, United States: The Best Places and Tips

March 24, 2018 Etsuko Causey

Forest Hill is an unincorporated community in Harford County, Maryland, United States, located north of the county seat of Bel Air. The main part of town is located at the intersection of Maryland Route 24 and Jarrettsville Road (former Maryland Route 23). Until 1958, this community was served by the Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad at milepost 30.3.
Restaurants in Forest Hill

1. Boordy Vineyards

12820 Long Green Pike, Hydes, MD 21082-9541 +1 410-592-5015
Excellent
57%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
6%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 131 reviews

Boordy Vineyards

One of the most popular vineyards in the state is now open for tours

Reviewed By airpizz6 - Bel Air, Maryland

Driving home from Hunt Valley on a beautiful Saturday afternoon and looking for a diversion. What about Boordy's? Hadn't been there for a few years. Found it in our nav system and followed its directions to the property.
Lots of cars in the parking area. At least three dudes directing traffic. A white limo in the lot down the hill to the right. A wedding maybe? Why not? A beautiful setting with no shortage of wine.
About 8 people in line at the entry point purchasing wine tasting tickets. Walked by without doing so. So many people in or about the wine tasting building! Many families at the picnic tables or relaxing on blankets. Inside the main building, the tasting bar there was also packed.
Couldn't leave empty handed. Picked up a bottle of Landmark Reserve and greatly enjoyed it with Korean barbeque at home that evening.

2. Conowingo Dam

4960 W City Ave, Darlington, MD 21034 +1 410-457-5011
Excellent
67%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 103 reviews

Conowingo Dam

A great place to observe bald eagles.

Reviewed By jennygirl57 - Vineland, New Jersey

Visited the Conowingo Dam with family to check out the variety of birds. We saw about 30 bald eagles, adults and juveniles!! As well, lots of cormorants, black vultures, blue herons. There was a sign warning about the destructive nature of the vultures, but they were well behaved!
There is a trail for walking and biking.
Lots of people fishing, some out in kayaks or canoes. Many photographers and bird watchers.
And the dam is interesting to look at.

3. Gunpowder Falls State Park

2813 Jerusalem Rd, Bradshaw, MD 21087-1050 +1 410-592-2897
Excellent
57%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
5%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 60 reviews

Gunpowder Falls State Park

Known for its excellent trout fishing, the topography of this scenic park includes tidal marshes and wetlands to steep, rugged slopes.

Reviewed By Donna S - New Cumberland, Pennsylvania

We hiked The Little Gunpowder Trail with pretty little waterfalls and a gentle little stream that wound its way along the peaceful trail! There's a big boulder area with lots to climb and leap over for the more adventurous one in your group, like my husband! Even on an early Spring day this little trail packs a lot of scenic views to enjoy and soak in with cozy little nooks to stop and drink in the peace and stillness along the water's edge!

4. Ladew Topiary Gardens

3535 Jarrettsvl Pike, Monkton, MD 21111-1999 +1 410-557-9570
Excellent
68%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 207 reviews

Ladew Topiary Gardens

Reviewed By SharonKLou - Suitland, Maryland

The house itself is lovely, with original furnishings and period pieces from around the world. The gardens are extensive (I just wish more of the plants were labeled); the topiaries are whimsical. But the HIGHLIGHT is the Butterfly house!! There are butterflies, caterpillars and moths in various stages, signs explaining the different types, and even magnifying glasses to see the tiny eggs. Docents are available to answer any questions. It really is a wonderful learning experience - and not just for children! Additionally, they offer evening summer concerts on the lawn with catered food available for sale. Unfortunately, we couldn't stay for the concert, but bring your own chair and enjoy a lovely evening in a beautiful location.

5. Jerusalem Mill and Village

2813 Jerusalem Rd, Kingsville, MD 21087-1050 +1 410-877-3560
Excellent
55%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 37 reviews

Jerusalem Mill and Village

Once the heart of a bustling Quaker settlement in the 18th and 19th centuries, the 230-year old Jerusalem Mill is now a Museum and Visitor Center.

Reviewed By Mike C - Eldersburg, Maryland

This place seems like a nice collection of historic buildings, and it kind of is. However... the blacksmith shop was bristling with activity, and although we have seen many blacksmiths in action, it's always kind of fascinating, so we watched. Next was a trip across the street to the mill, which was closed. It's run by volunteers, but the person for the mill was not able to open up. So we wandered to the Miller's house behind it, and talked about muskets with a volunteer there. My 6-year-old granddaughter was not terribly impressed, and was getting a bit impatient, so we took off for two other things, which both turned out to be fun.

First, we walked down to the Gunpowder River which runs right next to the mill (as rivers tend to do), and walked along the shore, across a footbridge, and across some rocks. She loved the exploration. The next stop was the mill's general store a couple hundred yards away. Much more activity here, and there was a scavenger hunt for the kids, which turned out to be fun for her. It was a nice stop and a pleasant visit.

6. Rocks State Park

3318 Rocks Chrome Hill Rd, Jarrettsville, MD 21084-1741 +1 410-557-7994
Excellent
65%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 80 reviews

Rocks State Park

Reviewed By blessedx4kidz - Jarrettsville, Maryland

Rocks State Park has a variety of activities for all ages. It was the setting of several scenes in the movie " Tuck Everlasting". Kilgore Falls, also known as Falling Branch, is the second-highest waterfall in the state. The King & Queen Seat can be accessed by hiking or driving to the adjacent parking lot.

7. Ripken Stadium

873 Long Dr, Aberdeen, MD 21001-1131 +1 410-297-9292
Excellent
67%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 178 reviews

Ripken Stadium

Reviewed By Neil N - Pikesville, Maryland

small, neat, clean, intimate - bad PA system couldn't hear sitting in seats at end of left field foul line - with organized group "free food" just barely warm - beer $6.50 can - so close to the field we could hear the thud of the baseball in the mitt as the players were warming up in the outfield at the foul line

8. Skydive Baltimore

3536 Aldino Rd Ste A, Churchville, MD 21028-1925
Excellent
72%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
11%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 52 reviews

Skydive Baltimore

Reviewed By ccum11 - Morgantown, West Virginia

The website said "We will match any Groupon Price! Call for Details!" and was accompanied by a "Make a Reservation" link. I clicked the "Make a Reservation" link and booked a jump. On the day of my jump, I brought a Groupon with me. Skydive Baltimore would not match the Groupon price, explaining to me that "Call for Details" actually means "We will match any Groupon Price as long it you prepay!"

I would have been happy to prepay, but it was not mentioned on the website. And what details would I need to call about? - "We will match any Groupon price." is pretty straight forward, especially when accompanied by a "Make a Reservation" link.

It was about a 2 hour wait after checking in before my jump because it was very busy. Once it was my turn to go up in the plane, I was rushed through the preparation and instructional process. The actual instructors are clearly good at what they do, but it was obvious they were rushing to get as many customers out of the plane that day. They hardly had time to attend to the nervous girl who fainted in the hanger.

The jump itself was a blast, there are good views, and the company does a good job editing and turning around a quick video of the dive.

9. Spa on the Boulevard

3491 Merchants Blvd, Abingdon, MD 21009-2026 +1 410-569-0100
Excellent
66%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
17%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 39 reviews

Spa on the Boulevard

Reviewed By NHLay - Maryland

I came in for a hair cut/color/highlights and seen a silver level hair stylist (Amanda). She is my go to person and has done a great job with my hair. The atmosphere is classy and comfortable. Everyone is very friendly. Be prepared to be pampered...MoreThank you for the great feedback!

10. Prigel Family Creamery

4852 Long Green Rd, Long Green, MD 21057-9724 +1 410-510-7488
Excellent
92%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 12 reviews

Prigel Family Creamery

Reviewed By m0_m0ney_m0_travel - Fallston, Maryland

Whenever I'm in the mood for ice cream I head to Prigel's. They produce some of the best tasting, creamy, and wholesome products around including ice cream, yogurt, fresh milk, ice cream cakes, etc. It just doesn't get any better!!! Organic milk from their grass fed cows is my weakness... I can't seem to drink store bought milk anymore. They also have a huge variety of ice cream flavors to choose from but I am partial to Bobbys Black Mud, it's decadent! If you are looking for a nice family outing in the "country" where you can literally see the cows that produce the organic milk for the products you are consuming, then give them a try. I have been buying products from them since they opened and will continue to be a loyal customer.

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