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  • Writer's pictureTeresa Derrick-Mills

Many Routes to Chocolates and Tomatoes Farm

Chocolates and Tomatoes Farm is located in the Middletown, MD Valley. There are MANY fun things to do around here. If you like the outdoors, check out national, state, and community parks in Frederick and Washington County Maryland. There are lots of historical and battlefield sites. Lots of other farms including wineries, breweries, meaderies, and dairies with things to do and see.

Visiting Us from Elsewhere

  • We are equally close (about 20 minutes drive) to many parts of Frederick and Hagerstown, Maryland.

  • We are about an hour or less from

    • parts of western Virginia like Ashburn, Leesburg, Lucketts (straight up Hwy 15)

    • western Pennsylvania like Gettysburg, Hunterstown, Fairplay (straight down Hwy 15)

    • West Virginia (up Hwy 340 from Harper's Ferry or across Hwy 34 from Sheperdstown thru Boonsboro, MD)

    • parts of Maryland

      • for Baltimore, Mt. Airy, New Market (straight west on Interstate-70, exit 49 - Braddock Heights)

      • for Rockville, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Clarksburg, Hyattstown, Urbana (go north on Interstate-270 or Hwy 355, then to Interstate-70, exit 49 - Braddock Heights)

      • for Emmitsburg and Thurmont (go south on Hwy 15)

      • if you are in Point of Rocks short cut over on Fry Rd and Lander Rd through Jefferson then head over on Old Middletown Rd

      • if you are in Myersville or Wolfsville head over on Hwy 17

Hand-drawn map of local area around Chocolates and Tomatoes Farm
Local Map for Routes to Chocolates and Tomatoes Farm

Routes If You Are a Local or Once You Get to Town

If you are local, you probably have your favorite way of getting to Hollow Road. You might not know there are lots of options for you (to detour around construction or seasonal traffic). For example, some folks have said they are worried about traffic from events at Summer's Farm.

  • We don't see that traffic on our part of Hollow Road at Chocolates and Tomatoes Farm. So, we think if you avoid the turn from ALT-40 Old National Pike onto Hollow Road (the High's, Shell Gas, Alekos, Bill Moran Museum), you should be OK. The best way to do that depends on what direction you are coming from.

    • You can see many options on the embedded map to cross over from ALT-40 Old National Pike to Hwy 40 West Baltimore National Pike

    • From the southwest, you might take Myersville Rd to Valley View Rd and then turn right on Hollow Rd

    • From the east (Frederick), you might get directly on Baltimore National Pike (stay right when W. Patrick St splits). Then you take a left onto Hollow Rd.

    • Coming from Hwy 70 west, turn left at the bottom of the ramp onto ALT-40 Old National Pike. Turn Right on Ridge road (your first light). Turn left on Hwy 40 West Baltimore National Pike and then left on Hollow Rd.

  • If you are in Foxfield, you will know better than us if you are running into traffic problems turning onto Hollow Road from Layla Dr.

    • Don't forget, you can also go out the other side of Foxfield!

    • Go from Layla to Smithfield to Coblentz -- that gets you to ALT-40/E Main Street (near-ish to the Safeway). If coming to see us, then go right on E Main, right on Hwy 17/N Church/Myersville Rd, right on Valley View, and right on Hollow Rd

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