Exploring a trail like the Three Notch Trail
is a great way for families to enjoy the outdoors.
The Three Notch Trail
is a non-motorized pedestrian and bicycle trail being constructed on an old railroad right-of-way in St. Mary’s County.
Dedicated in honor of former St. Mary’s County Recreation and Parks Director, John V. Baggett, the park at Laurel Grove is a trail head on the Three Notch Trail
The Three Notch Trail is a ten ft. wide, asphalt multi use trail is being constructed along the 28-mile County railroad right of way which runs south from Hughesville (in Charles County) to Lexington Park (to the Patuxent River Naval Air Station). The trail, in northern St. Mary’s County, provides recreational, tourism and transportation opportunities and will promote the health and wellness benefits of hiking and biking.
Phase one begins at Route 236 in New Market and proceeds north to just beyond the County line, for a distance of about 2.25 miles. Also, Phase five of the trail is now open, running from John Baggett Park in Laurel Grove to MD 5 in Mechanicsville.
Other phases of the trail are planned for construction and opening in the near future.
The Navy’s first aircraft, the Curtiss A-1, was also the earliest float plane (also known as a hydroaeroplane) is on display at the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum
22156 Three Notch Road, Lexington Park, MD 20653
Phone: 301-863-1900 • www.paxmuseum.com
The Navy’s aircraft and flight systems have been evaluated and refined at the Patuxent River Naval Air Station since WW II. The Museum conserves and presents that story, and is the nation’s only official Navy Museum dedicated to naval aviation research, development, testing and evaluation. Interior exhibits include a propulsion display, unmanned aerial vehicles (including a full-scale mockup of the X-47A Pegasus unmanned combat air vehicle), crew system artifacts, ejection seats, radars, and test instrumentation. An outdoor aircraft park displays 21 naval aircraft, and features both the X-32B and X-35C Joint Strike Fighter concept demonstrators tested at Pax River. For a nominal fee, visitors may fly in the sophisticated simulators of the resident Mach Combat™ facility. There is also a museum store.
Bittersweet Fields specializes in fresh, home baked goods made with locally grown ingredients.
Home Grown Farm Market in Lexington Park, MD
Fresh cut flowers are popular at the Home Grown Farm Market.
21078 Three Notch Road, Lexington Park, MD 20653
Phone: 301-904-7837 or 240-309-4021
The Home Grown Farm Market is a producer only market aimed at providing fresh produce, flowers, plants, meats, cheeses and baked goods to the Southern Maryland community while promoting sustainable agriculture. Sustainable agriculture requires economic viability, eco-friendly production techniques that preserve water and soil resources, limited transportation of food and dependence on fossil fuels, and a strong connection between the producers and the consumers.