The Maydale Conservation Park - an Oasis in Colesville/20905 Silver Spring

Real Estate Agent with Thompson Company, REALTORS® MD594797

The Maydale Conservation Park is truly an oasis in the Colesville area of 20905 Silver Spring, MD. Tucked away in the Maydale subdivision its entrance can easily be missed - follow Briggs Chaney Rd, turn onto Maydale Dr and watch for the little signs, the Maydale Park will be on your right!

The park is part of the Upper Paint Branch and encompasses more than 24 acres for enjoyment. It features a stream, ponds, a playground, picnic areas and trails which are easily manageable for smaller kids.

It is also home to the Maydale Nature Center which used to hold environmental education programs for elementary school children until it was closed in 2008. Efforts to repair the center are led by the Friends of Maydale Nature Center, Inc. and there is hope that it may reopen in the future. (*The Colesville Patch*) A joint effort of Montgomery County Parks, the Montgomery County Public Schools (which operated the early childhood nature program) and the Friends of Maydale Nature Center seems necessary to see the Center reopen and succeed.


Maydale Park: pond

Maydale Park: playground

Maydale Park: pond

 Maydale Park: stream

Montgomery County Parks blogs:

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Thompson Company, REALTORS

16910 Oak Hill Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20905
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Andrea is a REALTOR® based in Silver Spring, MD, who has enjoyed assisting buyers and sellers in Montgomery and Howard County, MD (and beyond) for 16+ years now. She always answers the phone with a smile, enjoys running, hiking, and traveling, speaks German, reads a lot, blogs a little, and drinks too much coffee. 


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Mike Cooper, GRI
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro

Very nice, Andrea.  It looks like our Sherando Park in Stephens City.  It has a great mountain biking trail through it as well as the playgrounds, shelters and lake.  Beautiful pictures.

Jan 30, 2012 12:04 PM #1
Jeanean Gendron
The Address Realty - Redding, CA
Specializing in Selling Unique Properties

Andrea, what a beautiful place to visit and enjoy. Your photos are beautiful and I love your copyright signature. Hope you are doing well. I have something to share with you when I have time. I think I need to retire so I can do all the things I really want to do. Have a wonderful evening! I just love the photos! Beautiful!

Jan 30, 2012 12:23 PM #2
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

My husband saw the photos and now I have to look for land with a stream on it.

Jan 30, 2012 12:49 PM #3
Mona Gersky
MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC - Sylva, NC
GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.

Those are such lovely views.  I could easily spend a whole day there.  What a treasure for this community...good localism post.

Jan 30, 2012 01:53 PM #4
Melissa Brown
Helen Adams Realty - Charlotte, NC
Realtor - South Charlotte NC Homes for Sale

Andrea, my gosh those are beautiful photos!  I just had to check out your blog after you so kindly defended me in my post about relocation company referral fees!

I just subscribed to your blog, and can't wait to get to know you.  Since I lived in Bethesda for 19 years, I feel like I'm taking a trip down memory lane looking at your photos.  They are stunning!

Thanks again, and I look forward to reading more great posts from you!

Jan 30, 2012 02:28 PM #5
Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® - Silver Spring, MD
M.A.; REALTOR® Silver Spring, MD and beyond

Hi Mike: Thank you! It's not the largest park but so peaceful! I'm looking at the pictures and it's hard to believe these were taken in the middle of "winter"!

Hi Jeanean: Oh, now I want to know! I hope you'll have time soon! I'm doing just fine.. the last days have been a bit of a rollercoaster but I'll survive! Glad you enjoyed the pictures!

Hi Tammy: LOL! I thought you had a lake as your backyard! Not surprisingly there are no active listings in the Maydale subdivision! My friend and colleague Rosie's daughter lives right there and just loves it .. not plans to move, like ever.

Hi Mona: Thank you very much. It was a bit chilly yesterday so we left after about an hour but are def. planning on going back in the Spring and spending a lot more time there!


Jan 30, 2012 02:52 PM #6
Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® - Silver Spring, MD
M.A.; REALTOR® Silver Spring, MD and beyond

Hi Melissa: You are very welcome! It just really bugged me that these people totally missed the point (or didn't read the entire post in which case they shouldn't comment) - unfortunately, this is why Relo Co. will always find willing agents. I completely understand your thought process - it took me a few years to finally say enough is enough.

You have to tell me where in Bethesda! I better not tell you what homes are selling for there ...

I used to work with a great agent who also relocated to Charlotte, NC - there must be something about the city!

I'm glad you stopped by and I'm looking forward to chatting with you more!


Jan 30, 2012 02:53 PM #7
William Johnson
Retired - La Jolla, CA
Retired Real Estate Professional

Hi Andrea, these photos are wonderful and thank you for sharing these with the group. 

Jan 31, 2012 02:21 PM #8
Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® - Silver Spring, MD
M.A.; REALTOR® Silver Spring, MD and beyond

William: Thanks for stopping by! I'm glad you liked the pictures. I'm looking forward to going back and taking the same shots during different times of the year.

Jan 31, 2012 03:53 PM #9
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