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Located inside the picturesque Cameron Run Regional Park, Great Waves Water Park offers up 20-acres of pools and water slides. Open from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend every year, this park is fun for kids and adults of all ages. Older kids will love zipping down the speed slides and body surfing waves in the giant wave pool. Take the little ones for a dip in the waterfall-filled Minnow Bay, grab a snack at the onsite restaurant or bask in the sun - there's something fun for everyone at Great Waves Water Park.
Great Falls Park, straddling both banks of the Potomac River, offers stunning views. The more attractive side of the park lies in Virginia. Rushing whitewater pours through steep, jagged crevices into a narrow gorge. Photographers, hikers, and nature-lovers find much to enjoy here. The park offers many trails, and the towpath of the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal parallels the river. Fishing is allowed, but only with a valid permit. Kayaking, canoeing and rafting is recommended for advanced outdoors-men only. The Maryland side also features Great Falls Tavern with displays of canal history. One-hour round trip barge excursions are offered on a restored stretch of the canal from April to November.
For a fun-filled day, head over to the Water Park at Bohrer Park. The water park, which is located inside the 57-acre Bohrer Park, is meant to be enjoyed by kids and adults alike. The zero-depth entryway into the pool makes the water accessible to all, which is just one of the great things about this water park. Your kids will love pretending they are on a tropical island when they hang out in the main pool, which boasts palm trees, toys to play with and - best of all - water slides. Kids 48 inches (121.92 centimeters) and over can zip down the double water slide while shorter water park enthusiasts can splash around in the children's splash pool, which was designed with kids 54-inches (137.16 centimeters) and shorter in mind. Families will delight in the shaded picnic areas, and are encouraged to explore the rest of the park when they are done enjoying the water park.
The Agricultural History Farm Park of Derwood will introduce you to the history of the local farming industry. Featuring a farm house, a barn, and other attractions, the vast open space is welcoming and serene. Catch a glimpse of the regional agricultural past here, along with meadows, orchard, and hills. The farm also features old agriculture equipment and farm animals.