Maryland January 11, 2018
10 Places In Maryland That’ll Make You Swear You’re On Another Planet
There are some spots in Maryland that look so surreal, you’d swear you’re on a different planet. Check out these 10 places in the Old Line State with some of the most unique views you’ve ever seen. Trust me, you’ll want to bring a camera.
1. Assateague Island
For sweeping views of beaches and wetlands, head to this beautiful barrier island. While it's known for its wild ponies, the scenery is just as impressive and memorable.
2. Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge
Head to this wildlife refuge in Cambridge where you can see watery views as far as the eye can see and witness hundreds of migratory birds. During winter, the sights are even more surreal, looking like you're on another planet.
3. Ladew Topiary Gardens
At this whimsical place in Monkton, hedges are trimmed into quirky shapes and creatures. It's like you've stepped straight into a storybook like Alice in Wonderland or the world of Narnia.
4. Frozen Muddy Creek Falls
Perhaps one of Maryland's most amazing natural wonders, Muddy Creek Falls is a great place to visit year-round. For an other-worldly view, check it out in the rare times when it completely freezes over. WOW.
5. Calvert Cliffs State Park
Head to Lusby in southern Maryland and enjoy the 1.8 mile hike to these unique cliffs. There's no other place quite like it.
6. Sideling Hill
Sideling Hill is located along Interstate 68 and it's one of the most impressive rock cuts on the east coast. It's easy to feel small compared to this massive wonder.
7. Billy Goat Trail
This difficult but enriching hike is located in Potomac and it offers stunning views of the river. The rocky sights are amazing to see in person, especially when you see just how tiny it makes all of the hikers look.
8. The abandoned town of Daniels
This hidden spot is located in Patapsco Valley State Park, where you'll find abandoned structures, including a church and cars that appear to melt into the ground. It's easy to pretend you're in a post-apocalyptic world while exploring this fascinating spot.
9. Flag Ponds Nature Park
This Calvert County gem has a unique beach intertwined with several "ponds" in which to wade and hunt for fossils. This spot is perfect for a day trip like no other.
10. Mallows Bay
You can kayak over old WWI ships at this remarkable spot, which is known as Maryland's ship graveyard. Seeing these ruins up close is interesting, indeed.
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