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Things to Do in Ellicott City September 2023

Posted on August 28, 2023

Ah, the September struggle — where the warm embrace of flip-flops clashes with the irresistible allure of pumpkin spice. As summer breezes give way to autumn hues, Ellicott City stands as the perfectbackdrop for the transition. 

Whether you're already nestled in one of Dorsey Family Homes' custom builds or considering a move to this vibrant town, there's no shortage of activities to make that fall feeling come alive. Here are 8 ways to enjoy Ellicott City this September.

Enjoy the Changing Colors

Nature is never far away in Ellicott City, and September's mild temperatures make it a perfect time to explore the great outdoors. Enjoy the crisp fall air and the colorful leaves in these scenic spots:

  • Patapsco Valley State Park: Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life in this 8,000+ acre park. Enjoy hiking trails or take it easy with a picnic at one of the park's pavilions. 
  • Centennial Park: Perfect for seasonal fishing, watching the wildlife, or playing with your kiddos on one of the many playgrounds. There are 337 acres of fun to explore this season.
  • Robinson Nature Center: Explore indoor exhibits and a children's discovery room on a rainy day, or take to the outdoor trails and natural play areas when it's crisp and sunny out. The center also features a planetarium and a gift shop.

Pick the Perfect Pumpkin

Autumn isn't complete without that quintessential visit to a local farm or pumpkin patch! And with agriculture being such a big part of Ellicott City, there's no shortage of places to pick up the perfect pumpkin: 

  • Clark’s Elioak Farm: Not just for animal petting, Clark’s offers pumpkin picking during the fall season. You'll also find hayrides and a straw maze. 
  • Larriland Farm: This is your spot for everything from pumpkin picking to Hayrides and a Boo Barn for the little ones. Don't forget to try their homemade apple fritters! 
  • Mary's Land Farm: This is more than just a farm; it's an autumnal wonderland! With their annual Fall Festival on weekends, you can enjoy animal encounters, a Kid's Fun Park, a corn maze, and pumpkins.

With options like these, finding the perfect pumpkin (or apple, or gourd) is as easy as pie.

Experience History Up Close

Ellicott City isn't just a place, it's a time capsule. But you can forget dusty textbooks and monotonous lectures; the history here is vivid, interactive, and especially picturesque when framed by the warm hues of fall foliage! Here are two must-see historic sites for September:

  • The Ellicott City Historic District: A stroll through the cobblestone streets of historic Ellicott City is like a walk back in time. 18th-century architecture, unique shops, and the crunch of leaves underfoot make for a charming fall afternoon.
  • Ellicott City Ghost Tours: Spice up your historical trek with a ghost tour. Perfect for the approaching Halloween season, tour guides will lead you through the spookier sides of Ellicott City's past. 

Whether you're looking to bask in nature, delve into history, or celebrate the season with family-friendly activities, you'll find it all right here! And if you're loving Ellicott City so much that you can't imagine leaving, why not make it your forever home? 

Dorsey Family Homes specializes in custom-built homes that are as unique and charming as the town itself. Contact us here to become a part of this special community — your dream home is just a click away.