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After living in the Seven Oaks neighborhood for over 23 years and working in many local neighborhoods, Liz Brent knows Silver Spring inside and out. From parks to coffee shops, Liz shares some of her favorite go-to spots in the community. If you want to keep up with Liz, follow her on Facebook or Instagram.
What’s the best breakfast or brunch spot in town?
Fenton Cafe for crepes and Italian coffee!
Get active! Are there any good hikes or bike trails in the area?
Sligo Creek is the best; I really love living close to it. Walking, jogging, and biking – I do it all. I’ve also started walking several days a week to the Go Brent office too.
Caffeine Rush: What’s your favorite coffee spot?
We are lucky to have great options for independent coffee shops but Kaldi’s is right next door to our office, so that’s my go-to!
Have a sweet tooth? What’s the best bakery in town?
I’ll go with caramels – Velatis.
What are fun weekend activities to do in the neighborhood?
Ice skating in the fall and winter! Walk to Ertters for a popsicle! An Ertters popsicle run was a regular after-dinner thing when my 3 kids were young. It got them out of the house, we saw friends and neighbors along the way and there was an inexpensive treat at the end.
Favorite Farmer’s Markets?
I’m lucky to be just 3 blocks from the SS Farmer’s Market.
Are there any cool historical spots worth visiting?
Many! One that’s less well known is the tiny Battleground National Cemetery on Georgia Avenue in Brightwood. It was commissioned by President Lincoln for Union soldiers who fought at Fort Stevens. I’m an old cemetery fan.
What’s your favorite park to take the kids and/or pets to or just take a stroll in?
My Ridgeback Tess is a regular at Ellsworth Urban Dog Park or we head over and walk at Sligo Creek. When my kids were young, we hung out at either “The Sunny Park”, on Ellsworth or “The Shady Park” by the creek on Bennington.