- The Washington Times - Tuesday, April 25, 2000

Location:

Savage Mill is at 8600 Foundry St., Savage, Md.

Directions:

To get to Savage Mill, take Interstate 95 north toward Baltimore. Take Exit 38A, which is Route 32 east, and then take Route 1 south. Turn right at the first traffic light onto Howard Street, and follow the signs to mill parking.

Hours:

On Sundays, Savage Mill is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Mondays through Wednesdays, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Thursdays through Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Information:

To get information on Savage Mill, the phone number is 800/788-MILL and the Web site is www.savagemill.com.

Shopping:

Savage Mill has more than 250 stores, arts and crafts studios, and specialty shops in its five main buildings. Bring plenty of money, or plan to use the automated teller machine in the New Weave Building, because most of the stores aren't cheap.

Food:

The Rams Head Tavern and Restaurant, which opened last summer, has outdoor deck seating and a sports bar downstairs. There's a deli and cafe in the New Weave Building and a French bread and pastry shop in the Spinning Building.

Recreation:

Nearby Savage Park has seven miles of trails, including stroller-friendly Historic Mill Trail, which is 1.5 miles long. There also are picnic tables, playgrounds and trail overlooks of the Little Patuxent River.

Must see:

The Bollman Truss Bridge, the last remaining all-iron bridge of its type, was built in the 1860s.

• Baldwin Commons, a small park next to the mill, is reminiscent of an old-fashioned village green.

• Savage Mill Manor, which was built in 1895 for the cotton mill's first manager, is a decorator's paradise, showcasing many home furnishings, artwork and gifts available at Savage Mill.

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