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On The Road To Rest and Relaxation

On The Road To Rest and Relaxation

yoga in a lavender field


Press pause on your busy schedule and embark on a road trip that will leave you feeling refreshed and energized.


Start: Westminster 

Finish: Deep Creek

Distance: 3 days, 5 stops, 203 miles


The Spa On West Main
Photo Credit: The Spa On West Main

The Spa On West Main

143 W Main St, Westminster, MD 21157

Roll down the windows and take in the fresh air and breathtaking country views as you drive toward The Spa on West Main in downtown Westminster. Housed inside a grand 1920s estate along Main Street’s upper west side, this luxurious spa is the perfect spot to kick off your R&R road trip.

Head 20 minutes north on MD Rt 140 to Taneytown to stay the night at Antrim 1844 and explore more restorative destinations in Carroll County.


The Peace Park
Photo Credit: Kunzang Palyul Choling

The Peace Park

18400 River Rd, Poolesville, MD 20837

Located off of River Road in Poolesville, the 65-acre Peace Park offers plenty of space to quiet your mind and soul. Rustic walking trails lead to meditative gardens and consecrated Stupas (dome-shaped structures that symbolize the Buddha) that provide a place for restful reflection and mental healing.

Check out these other destinations sure to bring you solitude.


Madison Fields soup
Photo Credit: Madison Fields

Madison Fields

21355 Big Woods Rd, Dickerson, MD 20842

Combine your self-care with community care for the ultimate mood-booster. The Madison Fields non-profit is home to many incredible community outreach programs, including their soap business that provides job training for young adults with autism. For each bar of skin-nourishing goat soap you purchase, one is donated to shelters and people in need. Schedule your visit ahead of time on their website to explore the farm.

Find more Maryland-made products to enjoy on your road to relaxation.


a bike perched on a path with trees surrounding it
Photo Credit: Colleen O’Neill Mulvihill

Western Maryland Rail Trail

11304 Homestead Dr, Big Pool, MD 21711

The Western Maryland Rail Trail (WMRT) stretches from Big Pool to Little Orleans and is perfect for walking, bicycling, and enjoying a few hours of peaceful exercise outdoors. This trail includes endless miles of lush farm fields, quaint historic towns, and magnificent views of the Western Maryland mountains.

Rest your legs at  The Holiday Inn Express and Suites in Clear Spring, only 5 miles from the WMRT parking lot. Drop into the trail at other locations to explore more.


Deep Creek Lavender Farm


Deep Creek Lavender Farm

625 Doerr Rd, Accident, MD 21520

What better way to rejuvenate your soul than by spending an afternoon among fields of lavender at Deep Creek Lavender Farm? Guests are welcome to bring lunch and enjoy the view from the picnic tables on the property. The farm is open Memorial Day through Labor Day. View their events page before your trip to participate in yoga, wreath making, or lavender mosaic classes.

Pick up a charcuterie tray from FireFly Farms to enjoy at the farm, and check out more lavender farms in Maryland for future trips.

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