2014 South Mountain Spring Tour

04-26 and 27
Please join us along with a few other area businesses for our Spring Tour weekend.  Free samples as well as a variety of our baked goods will be available at Monica's Sugar Studio on  April 26th and 27th!  A great chance to meet us on the weekend.  Make it a fun weekend and come meet all of these area businesses.  Click here to see who is participating.
Get out–and join us along the South Mountain Trail
for a fun-filled weekend! Many of our businesses will
be hosting activities, providing tours and offering
delicious refreshments.
Saturday April 26th, 10am-4pm
Sunday April 27th, 12pm-4pm

-Caprikorn Farms
Artisan Goat Cheese
20312 Townsend Road
Gapland, MD 21779
Caprikorn Farms raises raising
award-winning Saanen dairy goats.
Come sample our awesome goat
cheeses. Visit our petting paddock
where your kids can meet our
“kids”. In addition to touring our
goat milking facility, you can try
your hand at milking a goat. We
will also be selling grilled cheese
sandwiches for lunch.

-Van Gilder P ottery

20834 Townsend Road
Gapland, MD 21779
Van Gilder Pottery is a
working pottery and
contemporary craft gallery
in a restored barn atop
South Mountain. Come and
enjoy a unique shopping
experience.

-Monica’s Sugar Studio

19490 Garrett’s Mill Road
Knoxville, MD 21758
Monica combines her artistic talents
with her baking expertise to create
made from scratch confections that
taste as good as they look - from
exquisitely decorated cakes with handmade
sugarpaste flowers to sinfully
delicious coconut cream pies. Stop by
for dessert – we will have cookies,
cupcakes, tarts, pies, apple dumplings,
cheesecake and more.

-Distillery Lane Cider works
5533 Gapland Road
Jefferson, MD 21755
We know hard cider. Our handcrafted
ciders are naturally tart, aromatic,
and never sweet. With over 3,000
trees nestled at the base of South
Mountain, in late April our blooms
rival the Cherry Blossom Festival.
In addition to cider tastings we will
have bee keepings demonstrations,
guided orchard tours and for the kids
a Junior Orchardist Scavenger Hunt.

-Orchard Cellar Winery

8546 Pete Wiles Road
Middletown, MD 21769
We are Maryland’s premier meadery,
specializing in honey–wines. Enjoy
our meticulous recreation of some
old recipes. Our picturesque view is
the perfect complement to our wine
tastings of both meads and merlots.

-Elk Mountain Trails
921 Hoffmaster Road
Knoxville, MD 21758
Come meet our horses – including the
rare and unusual Gypsy Vanner’s. Free
pony rides for children age 6+. Also
enjoy a trail ride on horseback through
the Blue Ridge Mountains or on the
banks of the Potomac River along the
C&O Canal past the antiquated locks
and lock houses of yesteryear, through
a wilderness abundant with deer,
birds and wildlife. Reservations are
recommended for the trail rides.