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Autumn Hike and Wine Harvest Celebration

Autumn is here, and among many other things to look forward to, for wine lovers, the wine harvest season is a special time to celebrate the beverage that we all love, besides also exploring the beautiful early days of autumn.

An autumn hike
An autumn hike
We have selected Sugarloaf Mountain, for its scenic hiking overlooks and its close proximity to a vineyard, which has outdoor music on the weekends.

Autumn Hike

We will meet at the East View Parking area at Sugarloaf mountain and hike a short distance to two beautiful scenic overlook points.

Sugarloaf Mountain overlook
Sugarloaf Mountain overlook
Our hike will be short with plenty of stops for those that like to take pictures, but does involve a rocky section and an initial steep walk for around 0.3 miles, so be prepared and have proper footwear, but its worth the effort for the beautiful views once we get to the overlook.

Note: Hiking shoes are recommend and you can change to something more comfortable to wear for the winery picnic after the hike.

This is a strenuous but short hike, so for those that would like to skip the hike, you are welcome to join the group at the winery.

Getting to Sugarloaf Mountain

The Sugarloaf Mountain Park address is 7901 Comus Rd, Dickerson, MD 20842. The East View parking area address is 7901 Sugarloaf Mountain Road, Dickerson, MD 20842. (some GPS may not be able to locate this address.)

Sugarloaf Mountain Park in Maryland
Sugarloaf Mountain Park in Maryland
If you have never been to Sugarloaf Mountain, here is a brief description that will help you find the East View Parking.

Directions to Sugarloaf Mountain in Maryland
Directions to Sugarloaf Mountain in Maryland

Enter Sugarloaf Mountain Park through the main gates, which will be to your right as you arrive, when driving on comus road.

Continue driving on the mountain road, until you arrive at the East View parking area, which is about a mile up the Sugarloaf Mountain.

There is an overlook point and a bench which you will notice after you have parked. We will meet near the overlook point.

Wine Harvest Celebration

After our hike, we will go to Sugarloaf Mountain vineyard for our annual wine harvest celebration with wine / sangria and music.

In most parts of the Northern Hemisphere harvesting occurs in late August to early October with some late harvest wine grapes being harvested throughout the autumn.

Wine harvest celebration
Wine harvest celebration
The winery has outdoor benches and you can also bring your own picnic chair or blanket so we can just sit back, enjoy the music and our picnic.

You can carry picnic snacks to this winery but no outside alcohol is permitted. The winery also has cheese, charcuterie and other light food for sale at the winery store.

Dogs are welcome for the hike and to the winery. At the winery, you are requested to keep them outdoors and on a leash.

Event Details

Event: Autumn Hike and Wine Harvest Celebration

Description: An autumn hike at Sugarloaf Mountain followed by wine harvest celebration picnic.

Date/Time: Saturday October 14th, 2017 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Admission: Free / Grapes & Grains members must RSVP

Tentative Schedule

11:00 am - 12:30 pm - Sugarloaf Mountain (East View Parking Area)
7901 Sugarloaf Mountain Road Dickerson, Maryland 20842

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm - Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard
18125 Comus Rd, Dickerson, Maryland 20842

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