Howard Magazine - Page 27 - Out and About

Howard Magazine
- Page 27
Out and About

Best kids’ activities: Clark’s Elioak Farm

10500 Clarksville Pike, Ellicott City


A working farm in Howard County since 1797, a fun haven for children since 2002, Clark’s Elioak Farm has been an ever-evolving county institution for generations. These days, the farm is pretty much all about the kids – including the adult variety.


“We’re very popular with grandparents,” says owner Martha Clark. “It’s a great place for grandparents to bring their grandkids.” The farm’s major draws include fairy-tale attractions from the long-closed Enchanted Forest, imported to Clark’s over the past 15 years, and a superabundance of farm animals.


“What people tell us is they like is the fact that we’re an open environment,” says Clark. “There’s not a lot of technology or bells and whistles. You just come, and the kids get to run around in a safe environment."