Join Genesee Valley Outdoor Learning Center for Their “Nature’s Calling – Family Fun Event” on May 5


Nature’s Calling – Family Fun Event

Experience the great outdoors at the first annual Nature’s Calling – Family Fun Event to support Genesee Valley Outdoor Learning Center on Sunday, May 5 from 12 noon to 4 pm.  A curated collection of activities for all ages including fishing in the pond, golf tips, corn hole tournament, tie dying, climbing tower, pony rides, petting zoo, live music and more. Enjoy a walking tour of Genesee Valley, taste local craft beers and wine while your kids play in the Gaga Pit, a Genesee Valley tradition. Food and beverages will be provided by The Food Market of Hampden, BC Brewery and Troyer’s Liquor of Hereford. Experience the Valley like you’ve never done before. Tickets and information are available at

Historic Farmhouse On 10 Acres In Parkton: Barn, Stream And Pasture Optional


Hot House: 18207 Bunker Hill Road, Parkton MD 21120


Stone and frame colonial style farmhouse, circa 1896 (possibly older), well-maintained, with later addition and recent wood shingle roof. Includes pool, 4-car garage, several outbuildings and 10 acres of land. House has 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths over three levels, floored attic. Entrance foyer, living /dining room, library, family room. Galley kitchen. Master bedroom suite with sep. bath and shower. All bedrooms have fireplaces, hardwood floors throughout. Separate land parcel with 8.12 acres includes stream and pasture Additional 8.5 acres also available, separately priced, with fine old barn. House with 10 acres,  $984,900 (8.12 acre parcel is $527,900)


OPEN HOUSE: Saturday, November 21, 1-3

A Noteworthy Victorian On The NCR Trail, In Parkton




Hot House: Victorian house, circa 1892, in wood clapboard with slate mansard roof. Five bedrooms and two baths, over 3,488 sq. ft., with front porch, two fireplaces, wood floors and updated kitchen. 4.7 acre property, with bluestone patio, red barn, bank barn, shed, stream and stocked pond: $650,000


parkton:bank barn

What: A charming farmhouse Victorian, with the added sophistication of a mansard roof, that sits high on its 4.7 acres with views in every direction. There are lots of fun outbuildings, especially the bank barn, which looks like a hermitage (as in hermit’s residence, not Russian museum). House seems well maintained and has been partially modernized. Compared to some Victorians, it does not have a wealth of architectural detail, but its simplicity has an authentic stamp. The inviting front porch looks out over the pond and grassy hills, but the driveway leads you to the bluestone patio at the side of the house, and you enter, unpretentiously, into the large, bright kitchen. There is a formal living room and a formal dining room — neither one is all that formal — and a family room whose giant stone fireplace now holds a wood burning stove. Every room seems to have at least one big window overlooking the grounds, and it’s a house where the outdoors really beckons. Bedrooms upstairs are roomy and bright, attic is finished, basement is unfinished. No central air.





Where: Halfway between York, PA and Baltimore. From Baltimore, it’s a straight shot north on I-83, exactly half an hour from the ramp at Northern Parkway to exit 31, (Parkton), and another mile or so to the house. Public schools out here are very good — Hereford Elementary and High Schools. The house is not exactly on the NCR trail, but the trail entrance is just a three minute walk across the road. Running or biking the trail is much more peaceful up here than where it starts in Cockeysville. Wegman’s in Hunt Valley is about 10 miles south on 83, and the Milton Inn and Manor Tavern are not too far away.