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Established in the late 1800s, Howard County has long been home to tradition and culture. Often referred to as “the green in between,” Howard County is in the heart of central Maryland between Baltimore and Washington, making it easy to explore both the rural and urban settings nearby.


Also known as “HOCO,” this region was once known for agriculture, but has grown to become a region full of historic charm mixed with the excitement of a cosmopolitan community. Whether you’re attending a special event, going on a shopping spree or indulging in the best cuisine, you’re sure to enjoy the picturesque scenery and freshness of the area. Below is a list of suggested places to visit while in the area.


Historical Sites

Howard Co. Historical Society

Historic Savage Mill

Patapsco Female Institute Historic Park

Historic Oakland


Parks & Recreational Area

Cedar Lane Park

Centennial Park

Patapsco Valley State Park


Local Restaurants

Stanford Grill

The Iron Bridge Wine Company

Clyde’s of Columbia

Rudy’s Mediterranean Grill & Bar

Royal Taj Restaurant


Golf Courses

The Golf Club at South River

Fairway Hills Golf Course

Hobbit’s Glen Golf Course

Waverly Woods Golf Course

Rattlewood Golf Course

The Timbers at Troy


Local Markets

The Farmers Market at River Hall

Jenny’s Market

Dutch Country Farmer’s Market

Sprouts Farmers Market

Vineyards, Wineries & Breweries

Great Shoals Winery

Elk Run Winery

The Iron Bridge Wine Company

Old Westminster Winery

Black Flag Brewing Company

Manor Hill Brewing

Jailbreak Brewing Company

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