21 Aug 2014
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Goats, Cows and Hay Rides – Clark's Elioak Farm

Have you ever seen a cow jump over the moon? Or a dish running away with a spoon? Clark's Elioak Farm has them all, plus fresh produce and baby goats.

Martha Clark has been on a farm since she was a kid. She remembers the magical feeling of visiting the Enchanted Forest in Ellicott City as a child, seeing the characters of her childhood nursery rhymes coming to life..

That same magic has become a part of her living, as she runs on Clarksville Pike in Ellicott City where the Enchanted Forest is alive and well, along with a bunch of friendly farm animals.

From April through October, Tuesday through Sunday, families roam the woods at Clark's Elioak, bouncing around on hay rides, feeding goats and buying some of the freshest produce in the area.

"We were very lucky to be able to save everything from the Enchanted Forest," Clark recently told Patch. "It was the place for several generations of families to go."

Kids can peek into the house of the Three Bears, slide down the home of the Woman Who Lived in a Shoe and say "cheese" in the mouth of Willy the Whale–all fairy tale sets that were transported from the original Enchanted Forest site in 2005.

"All of that has been moved over to this farm so a whole [new] generation of families and children can enjoy it," Clark said.

Clark says her farm has something for everyone in the family, with plenty of running space for the kids, and quality produce and grass-fed meat to take home.

Clark's Elioak Farm and produce stand are open Tuesday through Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit its website for more information.


The Howard County Bucket List is a new project, and we’d like your help compiling stories about things you must do if you are living in, visiting, or just about to move away from Howard County.

We figured this was timely since Howard County has recently been tooting its horn as a good tourism destination.

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Please post below what items you think should be on any Howard County Bucket List. If you are out, and find something in a little-known corner of Howard County, snap a picture, send it to me ( brian.hooks@patch.com) or tweet about it under the hashtag #Hocobucketlist.

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