Maryland isn’t the biggest of states but it has everything including mountains, beaches, cliffs, historic battlefields, and more. The scenery is endless. There are always places to explore and views that will make you gasp. These 20 jaw dropping places in Maryland will have you wanting to hop in the car for a scenic road trip ASAP.
1) Sideling Hill
Sideling Hill is known as one of the best rock exposures in America. Drive through the mountain cut while enjoying the sites of rolling hills.
2) Sugarloaf Mountain
This photo is one of the many views Sugarloaf Mountain has to offer. It's also a popular destination for hiking and camping.
3) Assateague Island
Wild horses roaming sandy beaches. 'Nuff said.
4) Calvert Cliffs
Locals love fossil hunting at the Calvert Cliffs beach. NOTE: Certain sections near the cliffs are closed for safety reasons.
5) National Harbor
The Capital Wheel looks beautiful against this paint-colored sky.
6) Greenbrier State Park
Sunbathe on the beach or swim in the man-made lake at Greenbrier State Park. The 42 acres sparkle year-round.
7) C & O Canal
The C & O Canal is rich in history. Enjoy a day full of nature and education along the Potomac River.
8) Historic Ellicott City
The old buildings in Ellicott City are cared for with pride. Antique shops line the streets for a trip back in time.
9) Baltimore Inner Harbor
Baltimore is a unique mix of modern and industrial. Take a day cruise on the harbor to appreciate the view from all sides.
10) Deep Creek Lake
Deep Creek Lake is the largest lake in Maryland. Many travel here for water sports and fishing.
11) Antietam National Battlefield
Burnside Bridge is one of many Civil War landmarks located at Antietam National Battlefield.
Annapolis sits on the Bay where you can watch sail boats float by while eating steamed crabs.
13) Swallow Falls State Park
Swallow Falls State Park is home to breathtaking waterfalls. Walk the trails during autumn for the most beautiful foliage.
14) Smith Island
Smith island is located on the Chesapeake Bay and can only be reached by ferry. The travel is worth it for a slice of famous Smith Island Cake.
15) St. Michaels
Another gem on the Bay, St. Michael's is a favorite spot for a romantic getaway.
16) Clear Meadow Farm
The sunflower field at Clear Meadow Farm is out of this world.
17) Dan's Rock
Atop of Dan's Mountain in Western Maryland, is Dan's Rock. From the summit you can see the Potomac River and West Virginia.
18) Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge
Waterfowl, songbirds, and even eagles flock here year-round. A bird watcher's dream.
19) The Western Maryland Scenic Railroad
You can rock it old school with a ride on a steam train around scenic Western Maryland.
20) Chesapeake Bay Bridge
Although the Bay Bridge may make some travelers anxious, it truly gives you a glorious perspective from high above the water.
These are just a handful of locations in Maryland to feast your eyes on. What are your favorite places to relax and enjoy the views? Share in the comments below!