Think you’ve seen all there is to see in the Old Line State? The following list is Maryland’s most fascinating and gorgeous spots. Broaden your mind and brush up on your history while crossing off each item on this Maryland bucket list. How many of these places in Maryland have you been to?
1. Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge
2. Antietam National Battlefield
So much history to be found here. And so much beauty.
3. Ocean City
It's Maryland's most popular beach because there is SO much to do here.
You can visit Baltimore for the aquarium, museums, delicious restaurants, shopping, and of course the inner harbor.
5. Calvert Cliffs State Park
Having these gorgeous cliffs in the state adds even more diversity to Maryland terrain. So picturesque.
6. Smith Island
This charming inhabited island on the Bay can be reached only by Ferry.
7. Billy Goat Trail
8. Backbone Mountain
9. National Harbor
At the National Harbor, you can go shopping, check out the awakening sculpture, and ride the iconic
10. Swallow Falls State Park
Located in this Garrett County park are Maryland's two most glorious waterfalls.
11. Deep Creek Lake
Also in Garrett County, Deep Creek is the Free State's largest lake. Rent a cabin and spend a few days on the water.
12. Chesapeake City
13. Mallows Bay
14. All of Maryland's remaining covered bridges
15. Point Lookout Lighthouse
Often known as Maryland's most haunted place, the grounds and surrounding park are also a stunning sight to behold.
16. Chesapeake Bay
The Chesapeake Bay is Maryland's life blood and we are oh so thankful.
17. Assateague Island
Take a day trip here or camp out for the weekend. A beach filled with horses is always a winner in my book.
You must visit the Maryland state capital at least once, if not several times. You wouldn't want to miss out on all of the history, neat shops, and scrumptious seafood restaurants.
19. C & O Canal
Get active in the most scenic way possible at the C & O Canal. There is no place more pretty to jog or bike.
20. Fort Frederick
This fort was used during the French and Indian War. The many exhibits and artillery firings make it fun to learn about the past.
22. Jug Bay
23. Patapsco Valley State Park
This park has everything. Bridges, waterfalls, and ruins including the creepy remains of
St. Mary's College
24. Janes Island State Park
This park is an Eastern Shore gem full of sandy scenes and magnificent marshes. Kayaking here is unforgettable.
25. Western Maryland Scenic Railroad
Hop in an old-fashioned steam engine and tour Western Maryland. An experience you won't soon forget.
26. St. Clements Island State Park
This island is where the first English settlers under the Baltimore proprietorship sailed to. Visit this spot to learn all about Maryland's beginnings.
This well-rounded list of iconic places in the Free State is worth checking out. Complete all 26, and you just may be an expert of all things Maryland.