The Bay, Beer & Wine: Calvert Cliffs, MD
Jun
23
9:00 AM09:00

The Bay, Beer & Wine: Calvert Cliffs, MD

Calvert Cliffs, MD: Bring your bathing suit! Beginner’s hike paired with a visit to a beautiful vineyard that boasts live music and a craft beer garden.

Let your inner science nerd shine as you HUNT FOR FOSSILS near the cliffs.

This 4.5-mile hike winds through a lush coastal forest, alongside freshwater and tidal marshlands, and, at the midway point, includes a stop at the cliffs along the Chesapeake Bay. There you’ll have a chance to try your luck at fossil hunting. Some of these fossils date back to the Miocene era, 10-20 million years ago!

After the hike, we will head to Running Hare Vineyard, a beautiful winery that also boasts a beer garden serving up a variety of Calvert Brewing Company's tasty beer selection. 

Learn more about Running Hare here: http://runningharevineyard.com 

We will be picking up and dropping off at the Metro Center and Roslyn metro stations.

*Please note: Return times back to the city can vary from the listed times depending on the pace of the group and the notoriously terrible traffic that plagues the area that we call home.

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Views & Vineyards: Sugarloaf Mountain, MD
Jun
17
8:00 AM08:00

Views & Vineyards: Sugarloaf Mountain, MD

SUGARLOAF MOUNTAIN, MD: MODERATE HIKE PAIRED WITH A VISIT TO A LOCAL FARM WINERY. 

On this 5-mile loop hike, you’ll have a chance to explore a variety of trails on Sugarloaf Mountain. You’ll experience a diverse section of the park with hikes along a ridgeline that offers beautiful views from several different overlooks.

After the hike, we'll enjoy wine and cider at Rocklands Farm Winery and Market. Not only can you choose from an awesome drink selection, you'll also have the opportunity to buy local pasture-raised meat and eggs and enjoy delectable meals cooked on-site from local vendors.

To learn more about Rockland's Farm click here: http://www.rocklandsfarmmd.com/

We will be picking up and dropping off from the Metro Center and Rosslyn Metro stops.

*Please note: Return times back to the city can vary from the listed times depending on the pace of the group and the notoriously terrible traffic that plagues the area that we call home.

 

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Views, Vineyards & Brews: Sky Meadows State Park, VA
Jun
16
8:00 AM08:00

Views, Vineyards & Brews: Sky Meadows State Park, VA

SKY MEADOWS STATE PARK, VA: MODERATE HIKE PAIRED WITH A VISIT TO A FARM BREWERY AND ADJOINING VINEYARD.

The views don’t stop after the hike. You’ll be enjoying your drinks with a view of the gorgeous valley below.

This moderate 5.5-mile loop hike in Sky Meadows State Park offers some of the most spectacular views in the area. The hike begins at a historic pre-Civil War era farm, winds through beautiful pastures and meadows and ascends through the forest to the ridgeline where you’ll have a chance to hike along a section of the well-known Appalachian Trail. At the end of the hike, you’ll be rewarded with a stunning vista of beautiful mountain farmland.  

After the hike, we'll have some brew with the most outstanding view in the area! Dirt Farm Brewing and Bluemont Vineyard are right next door to each other and both boast incredible views of the valley below. You can choose to sip wine, beer, or both while you sit back, relax, make new friends, and take it all in. 

To learn more about Dirt Farm Brewing and Bluemont Vineyard click here: http://dirtfarmbrewing.com/     https://www.bluemontvineyard.com/

We will be picking up and dropping off from the Metro Center and Rosslyn Metro stops.

*Please note: Return times back to the city can vary from the listed times depending on the pace of the group and the notoriously terrible traffic that plagues the area that we call home.

 

 

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Waterfalls, Wine & Beer: Catoctin Mountain Park, MD
May
19
9:00 AM09:00

Waterfalls, Wine & Beer: Catoctin Mountain Park, MD

Catoctin Mountain Park, MD: Moderate hike paired with a visit to a to a farm brewery with an adjoining vineyard. 

Are you a waterfall lover? You’ll have a chance to view Cunningham Falls, Maryland’s largest cascading waterfall!

This 5-mile loop hike has it all! From the start, you’ll hike directly to Cunningham Falls and view the water as it flows 78 feet down a large rock face. After checking out the falls, the trail climbs steadily up to the Hog Rock overlook and the Blue Ridge Summit view. The unique rock formations and incredible views are worth the climb.   

After the hike, we will head to Red Shedman Farm Brewery and Linganore Winecellars. This brewery and vineyard share the same beautiful farmland, so you get the best of both worlds as you sample delicious beer and wine. You can also indulge in their wine slushies, the perfect way to cool down after a good hike!  

To learn more about Red Sheman Brewery and Linganore Wine Cellars click here:  http://redshedman.com/          http://www.linganorewines.com/

We will be picking up and dropping off from the Metro Center and Rosslyn Metro stops.

*Please note: Return times back to the city can vary from the listed times depending on the pace of the group and the notoriously terrible traffic that plagues the area that we call home.

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Trails, History & Ales: Manassas National Battlefield, VA
May
13
8:00 AM08:00

Trails, History & Ales: Manassas National Battlefield, VA

MANASSAS NATIONAL BATTLEFIELD, VA: BEGINNER'S HIKE PAIRED WITH A VISIT TO A LOCAL BREWERY AND BEER GARDEN

A scenic hike that's great for history lovers

The site of two civil war battles, Manassas National Battlefield offers visitors a chance to hike along many key points of interest from each battle. On this 5.4 mile hike, you'll be able to learn about the first battle of Manassas. The trail is not only informational, but also beautiful, offering diverse changes of scenery as it winds along farmlands, forests, and streams. There are informational signs for visitors at each point of interest detailing what took place. 

After the hike, we'll head to 2 Silos Brewing Co. The brewery offers a large selection of tasty beer and a food menu with a wide variety of healthy food options not often found at breweries. 2 Silos also has an impressive outdoor space with many large fire pits, cornhole, a beer garden and live music! 

To learn more about 2 Silos Brewing Co., click here: http://2silosbrewing.com/

We will be picking up and dropping off from the Metro Center and Rosslyn Metro stops.

*Please note: Return times back to the city can vary from the listed times depending on the pace of the group and the notoriously terrible traffic that plagues the area that we call home.

 

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Views & Virginia's History of Brew: Buzzard Rock North Trail, VA
Apr
28
9:00 AM09:00

Views & Virginia's History of Brew: Buzzard Rock North Trail, VA

Buzzard Rock North Trail, VA: Beginner's hike paired with a visit to the Virginia Beer Museum and a local brewery featuring live music.  

Want to know the history behind Virginia's beer production? You'll learn about their history of beer from 1607 to the booming craft beer industry of today when we stop by the Virginia Beer Museum.

This 4 mile out and back hike offers impressive views on all sides when you reach the narrow ridgeline.  You can gaze out over Buzzard Rock Cliffs to see neighboring mountain ranges while on the opposite side glimpsing views of the valley below. 

From there, we will head to the Virginia Beer Museum where you'll learn about the history of beer production in Virginia from 1607 until the present day boom of the craft beer industry. You'll also be able to try delicious beer from a variety of local breweries. We will then head to the Farm Brewery at Broad Run where you'll enjoy tasty beverages and food while listening to live music. 

To learn more about the Virginia Beer Museum and the Farm Brewery at Broad Run click here:  https://www.facebook.com/pg/VABeerMuseum/about/?ref=page_internal      http://www.thefarmbreweryatbroadrun.com/

We will be picking up and dropping off from the Metro Center and Rosslyn Metro stops.

*Please note: Return times back to the city can vary from the listed times depending on the pace of the group and the notoriously terrible traffic that plagues the area that we call home.

 

 

 

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Rivers, Vineyards & Views: Harpers Ferry, WV
Apr
7
9:00 AM09:00

Rivers, Vineyards & Views: Harpers Ferry, WV

Harpers Ferry, WV-Moderate hike paired with a visit to a vineyard with mountain view.

You'll soak in history as well as great views of Harpers Ferry and the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers.

The Maryland Heights trail is a moderate 5.3-mile loop hike offering a historical experience as you make your way through multiple Civil War forts overlooking the Harpers Ferry area. After a trek up to the ridgeline that will certainly get your heart rate up, your efforts are rewarded with two impressive viewpoints of Harpers Ferry and the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers. Please note, the way down the mountain can be tough on the knees, so if you have knee problems, hiking poles or a sturdy walking stick are recommended.

After the hike, we will head to Big Cork Vineyards, a winery nestled among the Blue Ridge Mountains, just a short drive from the Appalachian Trail. You'll sample a delicious selection of wine while enjoying the vineyards and surrounding mountain views.

To learn more about Big Cork Vineyards, click here: http://www.bigcorkvineyards.com/explore/vineyard/ 

We will be picking up and dropping off from the Metro Center and Rosslyn Metro stops.

*Please note: Return times back to the city can vary from the listed times depending on the pace of the group and the notoriously terrible traffic that plagues the area that we call home.

 

 

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Views & Brews: Annapolis Rock, MD
Mar
17
9:00 AM09:00

Views & Brews: Annapolis Rock, MD

ANNAPOLIS ROCK, MD-BEGINNER HIKE PAIRED WITH A VISIT TO A HOP FARM AND BREWERY.

You'll take in impressive views from Appalachian Trail and then head to a 53-acre hop farm with an equally impressive "Mega" 12-beer flight. 

Popular with hikers and climbers alike, the Annapolis Rock hike boasts some excellent views. This 5-mile out-and-back hike climbs to the ridgeline and runs along a section of the Maryland portion of the Appalachian Trail. Once you make the initial ascent to the ridgeline, this hike becomes a lovely walk in the woods. 

After the hike we'll head to Vanish Farmwoods Brewery located on the 53-acre Black Hops Farm. Vanish has a huge tasting room, plenty of outdoor space with lawn games and fire pits, great food, and their famous 6, 12, or 24 beer flights! 

To learn more about Vanish Farmwoods Brewery, click here: https://vanishbeer.com/

We will be picking up and dropping off from the Metro Center and Rosslyn Metro stops.

*Please note: Return times back to the city can vary from the listed times depending on the pace of the group and the notoriously terrible traffic that plagues the area that we call home.

 

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