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Maryland Father's Day favorites
By Emily Witty /
June 06, 2018

For many Marylanders, memories of dad are scattered across the state. Casting a line into the Chesapeake Bay, the first bike ride without training wheels at Patterson Park, snow carving down Wisp's bunny slope, or a white-knuckled highway driving lesson around I-695 come to mind.

These reminiscences are just some of the reasons to celebrate dad this Father's Day. If you're struggling with how to tell your father figure how much he really means, we are here to help. Here are a few of our favorite suggestions.

Fathers Seeking Adventure
Give dad a thrill this Father's Day at Terrapin Adventures in Savage. Bond over zipline rides, a high ropes course, climbing tower, terrapin flyer, and giant swing. Book three or more participants for the day to enjoy a 33% discount.

Hit the high seas with dad aboard the Spirit of Baltimore for great food, music, and interactive games. Spirit Cruises is offering two-hour Father's Day Brunch Cruises from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. as well as a dinner cruise from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 17. Cruises start at $59 per ticket. See the city skyline from Spirit's rooftop lounge for a meal he will never forget.

The Stylish Dad
Homegrown in Baltimore City, Treason Toting's line of handmade leather goods and apparel is perfect for the stylish dad. Featuring beautiful backpacks, totes, duffle bags, and home goods, you're sure to find his unique style – along with free shipping.

Located in downtown Annapolis, Capital Custom Clothiers prides itself on crafting tailored pieces that provide style, substance, and comfort without breaking the bank. Treat dad to a suit, shirt, or outerwear that will last a lifetime. Give a gift certificate or go for a fitting and enjoy the day in Maryland's beautiful capital.

The Competitor
Take dad to the green at The Golf Club at South River in Edgewater. From PGA professional lessons to an HD Golf Simulator, South River has everything the golf-loving dad could want. To give dad a membership gift, or to purchase the gear he's always wanted, visit their website for more information.

Take dad to watch the Orioles take on the Marlins at Camden Yards on Father's Day at 1:00 p.m. and score a free Father's Day Neck Tie if you're one of the first 20,000 fans to enter the stadium.

A Toast To Dad
In historic Sykesville, Patapsco Distilling offers vodka, gin and seasonal spirits made with only local, Maryland grains by Towson University graduate Scott Jendrek. Take dad to the historic, 4,000 square-foot space for a taste of this Maryland made product or to pick up a bottle for him as you explore Carroll County's quaint main street.

The Flying Barrel, located in downtown Frederick, is a one-stop-shop for home brewers and wine makers. Since 1980, the company has provided brewing supplies, on-site beer brewing and wine making, and lessons on how to get started in this unique hobby. Flying Barrel is open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays and 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sundays. Bring dad for a brew lesson or pick up unique hops for his next blend.

Located at Harford County's historic Highland Heights Farm, Falling Branch is a small farmhouse brewery dedicated to creating Belgian-style and American ales using homegrown ingredients. Take dad to sip on different pints bubbling with character as you enjoy the farm's scenic rolling hills and barns. The taproom is open on Saturdays 12:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Sundays 12:00 to 6:00 p.m. Food vendors are on site with snacks available for purchase at the bar. The Beer Garden is open from April to November and features corn hole, a petting zoo, fire pit, and a kid's game area.

Take a trip to Crofton for Chesepiooc Real Ale Brewery's Father's Day Beer Release on Sunday, June 17 from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. The Triple Mango Milkshake NEIPA is a thick, hazy, and delicious draft-only limited brew curated especially for dad. Chesepiooc's taproom is open from 1:00 to 10:00 p.m. on Saturdays and 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Sundays.



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