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Go for a scenic drive through the Agricultural Reserve, a nationally acclaimed land-use plan that was established in 1980 in response to the rapid disappearance of Montgomery County farms. The Agricultural Reserve is 93,000 acres of farmland that has been called “the country’s most successful farmland preservation program.” The only vineyard in Montgomery County, Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard produces Bordeaux-style wines receiving numerous awards. Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard is nestled in the rolling hills of Comus, Maryland at the base of Sugarloaf Mountain. Sugarloaf holds many events throughout the year including the Grape Stomp Festival.


White’s Ferry is a cable ferry service


operating across the Potomac River. It is located six miles west of Poolesville and is the only ferry still operating on the Potomac River. In Poolesville the Seneca Schoolhouse Museum still stands. Once a one room school built of seneca sandstone.


The Monocacy Aqueduct is a restored 174-year old seven-arched aqueduct that spans 516 feet in length over the Monocacy River. Listen to an interpreter talk about the aqueduct and its history. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the view.


For additional information on the county’s heritage areas, visit www.heritagemontgomery.org. Learn more about Civil War Driving Trails at www.civilwartrails.org.


20 Montgomery County, MD Visitor Guide • www.visitmontgomery.com


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