Welcome to Monkton & Sparks!
Rural and secluded, you will fall in love with this escape from busy Baltimore life!
If you’re dreaming of quiet Maryland living, look no further than the lush, rolling hills of Monkton and Sparks. Popular with horse-enthusiasts and owners, this area features sprawling forests and greenery as far as the eye can see.
East of Monkton is an area named "My Lady's Manor
", known for its horse farms, sprawling countryside, and old, stately homes set back from the country roads. In 1713, Charles Calvert, 3rd Baron of Baltimore, decreed 10,000 acres for himself and then gifted the land to his fourth wife, calling the estate "My Lady's Manor." It was added to the National Register of Historic Places
This is the pinnacle of Maryland hunt country; you can find fox and quail hunts along with steeplechases and polo matches here. For those seeking an escape from city hustle and a relaxed way of life, Monkton and Sparks might just be what you’re seeking.
What to Love
- Quiet, secluded, and a haven for those seeking peace
- Ripe with hunting and recreational activities
- Popular horse-owner area
Residents here appreciate the quiet, secluded nature of town; they have larger property sizes and therefore enjoy spending more time at home. Many families live here for the quality public schools and the quiet neighborhoods. Lots of residents own horses or partake in equestrian lessons.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Hunt Valley Towne Centre
includes a mix of local stores and national chains, such as Sears, Greetings & Readings, and the popular Wegman’s
grocery. For easy gourmet meals and freshly baked goods check out Graul's Market in Parkton and Klein's in Jacksonville.
in Monkton offers all your Maryland favorites and Milton Inn
in Sparks is a special-occasion restaurant for a big night out. For everyday dining, there's Casa Mia’s
and the Woodfire Kitchen
in Parkton or Serpico
and Michael's Pizza, which delivers in the area. For a special occasion, The Oregon Grille
is an upscale establishment and sure to impress any out-of-town guests.
If you want to grab drinks with friends, Manor Tavern and Friday night football tailgating at Hereford High are the local choices for a good time!
Things to Do
The historic Monkton Village Center, formerly the Monkton Hotel, is home to several local businesses, including Monkton Yoga, Harmony Cafe, photographer Jodie Otte's Black Horse Studio, and Monkton Village Market. Across the street, at the historic Monkton Hall, Diddywopps & Keeffers
sells work of American and local artists and craftspeople.
The Northern Central Railroad Trail
runs through Monkton as a gorgeous wooded area, offering neighbors a place to catch up, walk dogs and teach children to ride bicycles while Gunpowder Falls State Park offers tubing, hiking, fishing, and horseback riding.
Maryland steeplechasing season runs from March through September. Polo matches are played on Friday evenings and Sunday afternoons on the grounds of the Maryland Polo Club and the US Lacrosse Headquarters is in Sparks. Many a lacrosse legend has come from these parts!