Mount Airy to Taneytown
MD 27, MD 31, MD 84 & MD 140
Nestled among three vineyards that offer tours and wine tastings, Mount Airy sets the table for a relaxing and romantic getaway. The town’s mantra is “stop, shop and stroll,” and visitors can soak in the small-town ambiance while doing just that.
From there, head north to New Windsor where a walking tour reveals Civil War heritage amid 19th-century homes, churches and commercial structures. The SERRV International Gift Shop sells homemade fair trade crafts from artisans in developing countries. Just north is Uniontown, where Victorian residences line the streets and antiquing is a popular pastime.
The next stop is Westminster, where the charming Main Street has a variety of restaurants, shops and galleries, one of which is housed in a refurbished art-deco movie theater. A quick side trip on Washington Road brings you to Hoffman’s Ice Cream, open since 1947. Agricultural heritage is celebrated at the 140-acre Carroll County Farm Museum.
Before heading back to Emmitsburg, pass through Taneytown, which witnessed Civil War troop movements prior to the Battle of Gettysburg. Settle here for the night in a historic country inn or comfy bed and breakfast.