2 Research Ct.
Rockville, MD 20850-3212
Phone: (301) 948-8000
Fax: (301) 948-7406
Water comes into play on nine holes at RedGate Golf Course.
A multi-purpose recreation facility located in the Aspen Hill community of Rockville, the Bauer Drive Community Recreation Center's outdoor sports facilities include tennis courts, basketball courts, a football/soccer field and baseball and softball fields.
The Bethesda Trolley Trail (BTT), also called the North Bethesda Trail, offers hikers and bikers an escape from the city by an accessible trail interwoven through quiet, picturesque residential neighborhoods of North Bethesda to the serene secluded paths around the National Institute of Health campus leading right into downtown Bethesda. Over 6 miles long, the trail is a combination off-street, shared-use paths, on-street links using residential streets and sidewalks; it's accessible from five different Red Line metro stops. The BTT keeps and uses most of the original trolley paths that date from the 1890s and is one of eight rails-to-trails conversions in the Washington DC area.
Located on 158 acres of former farmland, this eighteen hole, par 69 golf course offers PGA professional lessons, a complete pro shop, demo clubs, and driving range specials.
Exhibitions featuring works of prominent local artists and those from around the world are held all year around. Galleries are located on the first and second floors. Impressive collections of other well-known museums are made available for viewing as a result of its association with them. Interesting educational programs are conducted for both children and adults. An on-site cafe is open during summer afternoons on weekdays.
The Congressional Golf Course features two courses—the par 70 Gold Course and the par 72 Blue Course. The latter was the site of the 1964 and 1997 U.S. Opens, the 1976 PGA and the 1995 Senior Open. Those familiar with Congressional consider it a monster of a course. Its fairways are long and tight, and it is heavily wooded. The most challenging hole is the par 4 17th, familiar to many television viewers. It is 440 yards downhill to a peninsula green.
Enjoy fresh country air and pick your own fruits and vegetables about 45 minutes north of D.C. Butlers Orchard is a family-owned and operated farm open to the public throughout the year. The most popular festivity during the fall at Butlers is the apple-picking, pumpkin harvest and festival, and evening hayrides for both adults and children. Butlers Orchard also has their very own Farm Market that carries their own jams/jellies, fruit butters, and preserves, including juice-sweetened preserves. The market also sells ready-picked fruits and vegetables, gifts, candies, baked goods and cider. To escape city life and enjoy the outdoors and fresh food, take a trip to Butlers Orchards. -Shirley Hsieh
The award-winning Northwest Golf Course is a 27-hole golf course located within the Montgomery County Parks system. A full length nine-hole course, fully-stocked pro shop, full-service snack bar, and a driving range can also be found at Northwest Golf Course.
Offers Brazilian Jiu jitsu, boxing, kickBoxing, self-defense, and a childrens program.
A covered, outdoor ice skating rink open from late October through March.
The prominent 19th-century architect John Russell Pope, responsible for many notable homes and memorials in Washington, also designed Woodend, the Georgian mansion that currently houses the Audubon Society. Visitors may tour the home, visit its extensive exhibit of North American birds and browse its well-stocked bookstore. Outside, explore the 40 acres of wooded grounds, including a pond, meadows and a well-marked nature trail. Call to get information on the special events and activities sponsored here. Environmental education programs are available for all ages.
Clara Barton spent the last years of her long, productive life at this Victorian home within walking distance of Glen Echo Park. Retired as head of the American Red Cross, she lived for nearly another decade in the house. Her creative renovations of the building resulted in a charming and intriguing curiosity. Visitors may view a film of the life of this tireless organizer and explore the home, which is furnished much as she left it. Admission is free.