Attractions in Ellicott City | AC Matthews, Roofing & Exteriors

Attractions in Ellicott City


Ellicott City, situated in Howard County, Maryland offers an array of attractions and activities despite its size. There are places visiting throughout the city catering to various of food interests. Whether you’re a nature enthusiast or looking to indulge in dining experiences Ellicott City has something, for everyone.

Below is a list of recommended stops to consider during your visit to Ellicott City.



Start your day with a refreshing morning run at Centennial Park. Witness the sunrise. This serene park provides a setting for finding peace and tranquility. With each season offering views you can enjoy a leisurely stroll along the 2.4 mile paved trail encircling the lake or even opt for a bike ride while relishing a lovely picnic.



Located at 8020 Baltimore National Pike, Patapsco Valley State Park is another space in Ellicott City that beckons outdoor enthusiasts. Renowned as a hiking destination among locals, for years this vast 16,000 acre park boasts an impressive 32 mile stretch of the Patapsco River cutting through its scenic hiking trails area.
Patapsco Valley State Park also offers a campground that provides a view of the surrounding nature.



If you’re looking for a family outing Clarks Elioak Farm is a choice. This farm, owned and run by the Clark family for 226 years, in Howard County is divided into two sections; Clarks Petting Farm and Clarks Produce. At the petting farm you can enjoy activities like interacting with animals taking rides on the cow train and ponies exploring the enchanting fairy forest and much more. In Clarks Produce section you can have fun cutting your flowers in the summer or visiting their roadside market while engaging in flower related activities. Keep an eye on their schedule as they often host events during seasons.



For an experience, with views visit The Shrine of St. Anthony—a Roman Catholic shrine dedicated to St. Anthony of Padua. Regardless of your beliefs this tranquil place offers scenery that will transport you to another world.
You have the option to either visit the chapel or enjoy a stroll, in the garden surrounding it.



A wonderful addition to your itinerary would be dining at Ellicott Distilling Co., which also boasts a stocked bar. They offer an array of dishes ranging from East European Charcuterie to Martini Tacos. However the true highlight of Ellicott Distilling Co. Lies in their exceptional drinks selection. You’ll find an assortment of liquors, including both classic and specialty cocktails, mocktails and spirits crafted with the freshest ingredients distilled right on site. Moreover they have themed beverages inspired by movies and games such as Avengers, Star Trek and Harry Potter. Don’t miss out on trying their Game Of Thrones inspired Red Wedding shot made with Slivovitz and Sour Cherry Syrup.



The B&O Ellicott City Station Museum holds significance as one of the oldest surviving passenger railway stations globally and the oldest, in the United States. Constructed in 1831 as part of the 13 mile stretch of Baltimore and Ohio Railroad this museum stands as a landmark. It served as a transportation hub connecting Baltimore to Ellicotts Mills in Maryland.
Ellicott City offers a plethora of activities for you to enjoy. However while you’re here make sure to indulge in the cuisine and immerse yourself in the captivating performances, by local artists. Afterward gather your friends. Explore the bars scattered throughout the city. Rest assured an exciting night awaits you in Ellicott City. It’s a place that truly knows how to have a time!


This article about attractions is written by AC Matthews, Roofing & Exteriors, your local commercial roofing company in Ellicott City, MD.

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