Maryland may be a smaller state but we’ve got some impressive attractions. Some may even rival other places in the US. Take a look at these 10 places in Maryland and if you haven’t been, add them to your bucket list asap! You won’t be disappointed.
1. Swallow Falls State Park
This incredible state park has a couple of impressive waterfalls, including the pictured Muddy Creek Falls. This spot also has several shorter trails that are great for the whole family. Spend a day taking in the wondrous sights.
Address: 2470 Maple Glade Rd, Oakland, MD 21550
2. Billy Goat Trail
For a more difficult but rewarding hike, check out section A at Billy Goat Trail. Along the way you'll hike across rock formations and see beautiful sights of the Potomac River. Be sure wear shoes or boots with good grip because you're going to need it.
Address: 11710 Macarthur Blvd, Potomac, MD 20854
3. Mountain Coaster
Wisp Resort in western Maryland is mostly known as a ski resort during the snowy season. But it also has a lot to offer year-round, including the unique Mountain Coaster. This ride zips around the mountain side, offering great views and fun for all.
Address: 296 Marsh Hill Road McHenry, MD 21541
4. Deep Creek Lake
Sure, there are larger lakes in the US but if you don't feel like traveling too far, considering vacationing at Maryland's biggest lake. It's just as impressive as other places and includes nearby cabins, a beach, hiking, and a multitude of fishing spots. No matter which season you visit, you're sure to love Deep Creek Lake.
5. C & O Canal
Considering that the C & O Canal is 184 miles in length, there's always more to explore. You can visit the towpath at any point along the way and enjoy a walk or bicycle ride. If you love history, this place has got you covered as well.
6. Great Allegheny Passage
Once you arrive at the end of the canal in Cumberland, you can then continue your journey along the Great Allegheny Passage. This trail stretches for 150 miles all the way to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Along the way you'll spot trains, rustic bridges, and picturesque parks.
7. Assateague Island
We're pretty lucky to have a wild horse beach right here in Maryland. This barrier island is scenic with white sand, ocean views, and unique wildlife. You can even camp overnight here where the stars are impressive, and wake up to a view like this.
Address: 7206 National Seashore Ln, Assateague Island, MD 21811
8. Mallows Bay
Old World War I ships rest in this bay and you can even kayak over the ruins for an experience to remember. There's no other adventure quite like this.
Address: 1440 Wilson Landing Rd
Nanjemoy, MD 20662
9. Antietam Battlefield
This historic battlefield has a diverse amount of places to see, from stone bridges, to monuments, and the infamous Bloody Lane. You can visit other battlefields throughout the US but there's no other one like this. It really is beautiful.
Address: 302 E Main St, Sharpsburg, MD 21782
10. Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge
As far as wildlife refuges go, this place is incredible. You can hike, kayak, or simply take in the water views that surround you. Witness thousands of migratory birds and other wildlife. During sunrise and sunset, the sights are extraordinary.
Address: 2185 T Wallace Drive, Route 1, Cambridge, MD 21613
Have you visited any of the above places? Would you agree that they’re worth a visit? Let us know below.