There are several popular destinations in Maryland for visitors and locals. However, sometimes the well-known locations can overshadow the lesser-known state gems. The 12 places listed below are so incredibly underrated, and you should absolutely be aware of their spectacular attributes.
1) Crystal Grottoes Caverns, Boonsboro
The Crystal Grottoes Caverns are other-worldly. Visitors can tour the cave full of unique stalactites for an unforgettable experience.
2) Casselman River Bridge State Park, Grantsville
Built in 1813, the Casselman Bridge is a beautiful piece of history. The state park is also a nice place to picnic and fish.
3) Parkers Creek, Calvert County
The marshes of Parkers Creek are a perfect place to take a canoe and view the wildlife and plants.
4) Loy's Station Covered Bridge, Thurmont
This covered bridge was built in 1880 and still contains some of its original timbers. While here, you can also enjoy the park or play in the creek.
5) Point Lookout Lighthouse, Scotland
Point Lookout Lighthouse is located at the mouth of the Potomac River. It was also a spot during the Civil War for wounded soldiers, and then used to hold prisoners of war.
6) National Colonial Farm, Accokeek
You can visit this 18th century farm and also stop by their Museum Garden which contains herbs, flowers, and vegetables.
7) Savage River, Garrett County
This photo is just a tiny piece of Savage River, which is actually 29.5 miles long. Visit and partake in fishing, kayaking, or to simply take in all that nature has to offer.
8) Spocott Windmill, Cambridge
A trip to the Spocott Windmill is like traveling back in time. The site is also home to several other historical buildings.
9) Green Ridge State Forest, Flintstone
This photo speaks for itself. The Green Ridge State Forest offers a variety of elevations, trees, and wildlife.
10) St. Clement's Island State Park, Colton's Point
This is an uninhabited island that was home to the first English settlers under the Baltimore proprietorship. Nowadays you can ride the 26 passenger boat tour and spend a few hours exploring this historical location.
11) Trolley Trail 9, Catonsville
This hidden trail features a boardwalk, granite walls, and the nearby Patapsco River. A perfect tranquil stroll.
12) Greenmount Cemetery, Baltimore
Walking through a cemetery may not be for everyone but this isn't an ordinary cemetery. The tombstones boast a great history of Baltimore including Governors, Civil War Generals, and more.
Are you willing to share other underrated places in Maryland? Let us know what we left out and be sure to put these places on your “must-visit” itinerary!