Meeting up with friends, we planned a visit to Misty Meadow Creamery in Washington County, Maryland. I know it sounds funny, but I drove my family 1 ½ hours to have ice cream. Ice-cream on a cold and windy fall afternoon.
If we weren’t having dinner at my friend’s house, I would have caved and gotten a BBQ beef or pulled pork sandwich made with their own meat.
The Food & Store
Also on the menu is:
- Roast beef
- Homemade soups
- Sausage dogs
- Coffee drinks
In the Creamery, you can take home summer herb cheese, farm fresh pasteurized creamline, chocolate or strawberry milk, hot Italian sausage, or smoked ham.
A small selection of toys including Breyer horses, tractors, and souvenir stuffed animals and tees are available to purchase.
The Outdoors & Activities
The Creamery has a scenic outdoor seating on brightly colored patio furniture and rocking chairs. There is also a covered shelter with picnic tables.
My family and friends visited in mid-November where there are remnants of the 9-acre corn maze. There is:
- A small pumpkin patch with educational facts
- A corn bin
- Spider web
- Mini straw bale maze
- A right turn only maze
A play structure designed as a wooden tractor has room for a driver and a slide in the back.
Unlike more popular destination farms, the activities at Misty Meadow are on a small scale and simple in design which is nice in it’s own way.
On The Farm
You can see the bevy of bovines on pasture from April to November, weather permitting.
There are bunnies in the picnic shelter while chickens can be seen in a netted coop. Beware of bird droppings in the barn where the animals reside.
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There is a blue-eyed miniature horse, donkey, pigs, sheep, goats, two farm dogs, and a precocious calf. The animals are super friendly and while we didn’t see them strut their stuff on the goat walk, the goats and their companions love attention.
The calf licked my daughter’s jacket which contained leftover droplets of ice cream. Then it began eating my purse. It was very comical, but added to the experience.
Hours & When to Go
Misty Meadow is open year round so visit the website for hours of operation per season. Summer hours are Tuesdays and Thurday – Saturday from 11am to 5pm, Sundays 1pm to 5pm. Closed Mondays and Wednesdays.
Hours can change in other seasons so double check before you go.
How Much Time Do You Need?
While the ice cream was really creamy, Misty Meadow Farm Creamery is on the small side having our visit lasting approximately one hour.
While in Smithsburg, home cooked food can be found at nearby Dixie Diner while downtown Hagerstown is a thirty minute drive.
There is a nice sized playground at the Smith Mountain Welcome Center in Myersville. To see a more in depth farm experience, add South Mountain Creamery in Middletown to your list.
Good to Know Before You Go
- There is a unisex bathroom with a changing table in the creamery
- You can also host your child’s birthday party here
- In spring and fall there are festivities with a hay ride, farm games, fall corn maze and other activities
- Hand sanitizer is available
Misty Meadow Farm Creamery is located at 14325 Misty Meadow Rd., Smithsburg, MD 21783