<ro>Go to an Accessible Playground
<lst><b>Hadley's Playground at Falls Road Local Park
12600 Falls Road, Potomac
The one-acre playground at Falls Road Local Park is focused on "theme play" and has seven different types of play, and the playground equipment is handicapped-accessible. Beyond the playgroud are fields for soccer and baseball.
<ro>Jump Aboard the Little Train
<lst><b>Cabin John Regional Park Miniature Train
7400 Tuckerman Lane, Rockville
After spending time at the Cabin John playground, hop on the miniture train that will take you on a short ride around the park. Meet the conductor, dressed in appropriate attire, and wave to those playing on the playground. Rides are only $1.50 per person and a discount ticket book of 10 tickets is $13. The train runs Sunday-Saturday 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
<ro>Jump Aboard the Big Train
<lst><b>Bethesda Big Train
Shirley Povich Field at Cabin John Regional Park
10600 Westlake Drive, Bethesda
Summer nights at Bethesda Big Train collegiate baseball games offer something for everybody. There’s a different promotion for every home game at Povich Field, whether it’s Slide Into a Good Book Night, Fire and Rescue Appreciation Night or Mascot Madness Night. The Big Train competes in the Cal Ripken Sr. Collegiate Baseball League, a wooden-bat summer league for college players, and Povich Field has all the trappings of the best minor-league stadiums.
<ro>Ride the Ferry
24801 White Ferry Road, Dickerson, Md., 301-349-5200 </b>
In 1828 a ferry began operating at White's Ferry, then known as Conrad's Ferry. It pulled passengers and cargo from Virginia to Maryland across the Potomac River. Today, the ferry named after the Civil War General Jubal A. Early shuttles cars and their passengers across the river. It is the only Potomac River crossing between the American Legion Bridge and Point of Rocks. The ferry runs year round from 5 a.m.-11 p.m. The trip is $4 one way and $6 round trip.
<ro>Visit a Garden
1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton
Brookside Gardens, an award-winning 50-acre public display garden, has several distinct gardens, including azalea, rose, children’s formal, fragrance, Japanese style, and trial gardens. Admission to the gardens is free. Brookside also has seasonal exhibits like a “Wings of Fancy” butterfly summer exhibit and a “Garden of Lights” winter walk. The gardens also host classes and workshops on horticulture, as well as summer camps and programs for schools and youth groups. Brookside gardens is open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 12 p.m.-4 p.m. on Sundays. Visit the Web site for more information on programs.