A Glimpse of Elkridge
Howard County’s oldest settlement, Elkridge continues to thrive with its convenient proximity to Baltimore, Washington D.C., Thurgood Marshall BWI Airport, and many other points of interest in all directions. Nationally recognized for its 200 miles of trails and more than 16,000 acres of beautiful scenery, Patapsco Valley State Park offers visitors space for fishing, camping, canoeing, horseback riding, and more. Located on the same site that housed Maryland’s first post-prohibition distillery world-renowned brewery Guinness recently opened its Open Gate Brewery and Barrel House, a tap room and experimental brewery just down the road on Route 1. This site also features new restaurant 1817. Dine in elegance or plan your next memorable event at The Elkridge Furnace Inn, inside a historic, eighteenth-century mansion on the banks of the Patapsco River. Satisfy your sweet tooth at local favorite Cindy’s Soft Serve, or sample delectable baked goods created by the team at Kupcakes & Co., who proved their skills with a victory on the Cooking Channel’s Cake Hunters. Take a deep breath and relax at the Salt Sanctuary of Maryland clear your mind and body in the serenity of the salt cave. Family entertainment takes a fun and unexpected turn at Monster Mini Golf. Highlighted by its creature-filled décor, mini bowling, laser tag, eighteen-hole course. This screamingly entertaining attraction offers plenty of space for all sorts of events. One of the oldest existing colonial plantations in Maryland, Belmont Manor & Historic Park combines eighteenth-century history with picturesque scenery to create a popular venue for weddings and other private parties. Lastly, check out Mutiny Pirate Bar and Island Grille. Serving up classic bar food with a Caribbean twist in a relaxing atmosphere, the crew at Mutiny takes special pride in its extensive selection of fine rums.