Let’s not sugar coat it. Burnt Mills East Special Park is a parking lot. But it’s an important parking lot, especially if you love to hike, bike, or take in the unique beauty of the Northwest Branch Trail. Time is ticking before the Maryland winter is here, so make plans to visit this natural oasis in Wheaton one more time in 2020. From Central, just jump on US-29 and head north. The quick 10-minute drive will take you straight to the Burnt Mills Reservoir. Leave your car at Burnt Mills East Special Park, and then take the day to enjoy the 12.9-mile trail studded with interesting flora and fauna, plus the gorgeous colors of autumnal leaves.
Check out photos on alltrails.com for a preview of the wooded trails, but do it quick. In the blink of an eye, winter will be upon us, and everything will be snow covered. Be sure to use the Burnt Mills East Special Park for at least one more outdoor excursion this year.Read More
Just when you think you can’t look at another cookie after a holiday season of indulgence, you catch a whiff of the buttery delights at Ooh La La Bakery and suddenly you’re in the mood for dessert again. Ooh La La Bakery is an authentic French specialty shop, and creates classic desserts, fresh breads, and custom coffee drinks in one tidy café space along University Boulevard in Silver Spring. Choose from fresh fruit tarts, croissants, cinnamon rolls, and apple danishes, or get stocked up on crusty loaves of sourdough, demi baguettes, or super seed bread. While you’re there, you can grab a hand crafted coffee, or pick-up something savory for lunch or dinner tonight. A hot, pressed panini, chicken pot pie, or spinach quiche taste so comforting and delicious on a cold winter day.
Ooh La La Bakery is open daily from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Make a stop the next time you need a coffee and pastry for breakfast, a dessert for a special occasion, or something fresh and handmade to eat.Read More