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.
Built in 1884, the Queen Anne style house at Summerseat Farm Summerseat Farm
is surrounded by mature gardens.
The goats at Summerseat Farm
are just as curious about you as you are about them.
26655 Three Notch Road, Mechanicsville, MD 20659
Phone: 301-373-6607 • www.summerseat.org
With a history dating back to the late 17th century, Summerseat is a 120-acre working farm with a Queen-Anne style house, outbuildings including meat and dairy houses, barns and gardens. Summerseat breeds the only publicly accessible herd of American Buffalo in the region. The farm has other animals, a vineyard and trails including a Bluebird trail. Tables and a gazebo are available for picnickers. Check the website for special programs, events, and facilities rental information.
Forest Hall Farm features family friendly activities including its popular corn maze.
39136 Avie Lane, Mechanicsville, MD 20659
Phone: 301-884-3966 • http://www.forresthallfarm.com
The Forrest Hall Farm Store sells local Black Angus beef, fresh produce, baked goods and locally made arts and crafts. Home of the crazy corn maze. Wind your way through three miles of trails and pick up the prize that awaits you at the finish. Animals and children’s activities. Farm store. Seasonal. Check website for dates.