The Old Line State has such a diverse landscape that you can pretty much choose where you want to live based on the scenery alone. If you’re a lover of the mountains, you may want to consider these 10 mountain towns in Maryland that are perfectly charming. Be warned: the serenity and beauty of these tiny towns may have you never wanting to leave.
Home to Catoctin Mountain Park, Thurmont offers a charming downtown paired with nearby places for hiking.
This railroad town is filled to the brim with history. Touring this unique place is like taking a step back in time.
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Known as the antique capital of Maryland, you're sure to find unique treasures at the local shops. Seeing the historic homes up close is also a plus.
The site of Deep Creek Lake and Wisp Resort, McHenry boasts beautiful views of the mountains and has a plethora of outdoor activities to partake in.
This little college town is loved by locals and students alike. Be sure to check out Main Street and try a local restaurant.
This mountain town is speckled with charming church steeples, offers quaint shops, and delicious local eateries. If you're ever in the area, be sure to also take a train ride on the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad for views of the surrounding mountainscape.
This mountain town is a great place to shop for antiques and take in the local history.
Home of the historic Casselman Bridge, Grantsville offers stunning views of nature paired with a quaint town.
If you're a fan of history, you'll want to check out Boonsboro. There are several monuments dedicated to war figures and the Boonsborough Museum Of HIstory has an impressive Civil War collection.
This charming small town is worth exploring, especially for the Walkersville Southern Railroad. This ride will take you along scenic routes that you won't soon forget.