In 1955, a storybook theme park opened in Ellicott City. Generations of Maryland kids enjoyed visiting Humpty Dumpty, Mother Goose and Cinderella, to name a few, for over 30 years at The Enchanted Forest. The park was closed in the late 1980's, and a part of history was gone. Maybe the park was no longer slick enough for the crowds, but the charm this place had was undeniable. I wish I had a chance to visit in its original site. Fortunately, a number of the attractions have now been restored and moved to Clark's Elioak Farm for everyone to enjoy. Bit by bit, volunteers are repairing the attractions. Last year's restorations included Humpty Dumpty, Merry Miller's House and Little Toot. There is also a new white Enchanted Castle entrance. This year, look for new characters including a dragon for the Enchanted Castle, and Baby Bear and Goldilocks for the Three Bear's House.
There is also a good petting zoo here (but no way am I petting that emu) and pony rides. Opening day for 2008 is April 1st!
10500 Clarksville Pike
Ellicott City, MD 21042