Best Sunflower Field in Maryland in September Clear Meadow Farm
Sometimes you really don’ t have to go far to enjoy everything nature has to offer. I’ve dreamed of visiting the lavender fields in France, but just have not had the time to get there. For now fields of sunflowers will have to do. We are blessed to live within driving distance of quite a few sunflower fields. The best sunflower field in Maryland and my favorite is Clear Meadow Farms which boasts endless fields of sunflowers. There’s different parts of the field where the sunflowers are tall and other areas are shorter sunflowers.
When Does this Sunflower Field in Maryland Bloom
The best part about Clear Meadow Farm is that peak bloom is actually early September and not July and August. Because, honestly no one in the DC Metro area wants to be outside in the swamp that is DC, Virginia, and Maryland in July and August. We’re all hiding in our houses in our prized air conditioning. And there’s always plenty of parking at the farm.
UPDATE: The bloom date has been moved to the first or second week of October as their first crop didn’t emerge due to wet weather. Check Clear Meadow Farm’s website for updates here.
Where is this Sunflower Field in Maryland | Clear Meadow Farm
Clear Meadow Farm is located just outside Baltimore and about 1.5 hours from Washington DC. It’s a nice easy drive on a weekend with little to no traffic. Their address is 3114 Troyer Road, White Hall, Maryland 21161. Though the fields may not always be at this exact address, we’ve never had trouble navigating once we are in the general area. Just look for all the sunflowers!
Entrance Fee to Clear Meadow Farm | Sunflower Field Maryland
The first year we went to this field it was free to enter and they just charged $1 for each stem of sunflowers purchased. But due to its popularity when we came in 2017 they have started charging a $5 fee per person for entrance, which I found to be reasonable considering the easy access.
Why Clear Meadow Farm is the Best Sunflower Field in Maryland
Clear Meadow Farm certainly isn’t the only sunflower field in Maryland, but it is absolutely my favorite. One reason it’s my favorite sunflower field in Maryland is because it blooms in September (though this year in October), when the weather in Maryland, DC, and Virginia is dryer and cooler. Every other sunflower fields I’ve seen bloom in August which is the hottest swampiest month of the year in this area.
Also due to the later bloom, there are none to very little mosquitoes here! I’ve never been bitten in this field, but I was attacked with over 20 bites within 5 minutes at the field in Mckee Bescher Wild Life area.
Every farm, orchard, and creamery has been advertising some sort of sunflower field lately, I think due to the popularity on Instagram. But Clear Meadow Farm is by far my favorite because this sunflower field in Maryland is also truly a field. There will be sunflowers as far as the eye can see. Whereas mostly the other fields offer merely a patch of sunflowers in comparison.
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