Attractions January 10, 2017
10 Legitimately Fun Things You Can Do In Maryland Without Spending A Dime
Maryland is ripe with adventures and they’re especially sweet when they’re free. Previously, we wrote about
15 awesome things you can do in Maryland without opening your wallet and today, we’re bringing you even more!
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life. While we continue to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, please take proper precautions or add them to your bucket list to see at a later date. If you know of a local business that could use some extra support during these times, please nominate them here:
1. Explore the swinging bridge at Patapsco Valley State Park.
Spanning from Howard to Baltimore County, this picturesque park has an endless amount of things to explore. However, it's the bridge that fascinates most visitors.
Check out our previous article
for more information.
2. Watch the bald eagles at Conowingo Dam.
You'll often see photographers lined up, waiting to capture magnificent shots of bald eagles feeding at this dam in Darlington. Spend a few hours watching the eagles go
and bring your camera!
Check out our previous article all about this phenomenon
3. Visit the George Peabody Library.
Maryland's most magnificent library is located in Baltimore and it's a must-visit spot at least once in your lifetime. Although it's free, it offers the richest of views.
to read more about this gorgeous place.
4. Visit the land of Oz at Watkins Regional Park.
You don't have to be a kid to fall in love with this whimsical playground in Upper Marlboro. Based on The Wizard of Oz, this fun spot includes ruby red slipper slides, Emerald City, and more!
To see even more pictures of this magical playground,
5. Hike along the Great Allegany Passage.
The Great Allegany Passage spans from the end of the C&O Canal towpath in Cumberland all the way to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania! The Maryland portion offers views along the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad where vintage steam engines chug on by. It's beautiful, to say the least.
Read our previous article about this rustic trail
6. Go on a road trip.
Sure, you'll need money for gas. But there are many road trips where the destinations along the way are all free.
for a list of 9 Maryland road trips worth taking.
7. Take in the scenery at Cylburn Arboretum.
Free and open year-round, this Baltimore gem is full of history paired with charming garden views. Be sure to check out the Japanese maple, which wows visitors time and time again.
Check out our previous article about this spot
8. Get creative.
Maryland is abundant with beautiful water views, majestic mountains, and more. Sketch, paint, or color the day away with the state as your muse.
9. Go cycling at Rock Creek Park.
Sprawling from Montgomery County to Washington DC, Rock Creek Park is the perfect place to spend a few hours cycling, walking, or jogging. The many bridges gives this place an enchanting vibe and autumn offers out-of-this-world views.
10. Drive to Maryland's most bizarre roadside attractions.
Maryland has its fair share of weird attractions.
for a list of 10 of them.
What are some of your favorite free attractions in the Old Line State? If you’re into exploring tiny towns,