Nature January 06, 2017
10 Of The Most Enchanting Man Made Wonders in Maryland
While there’s plenty of natural beauty in the Old Line State, we also have our share of man made wonders. Here are 10 of them, and they’re sure to blow you away.
During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.
1. Chesapeake Bay Bridge
Spanning 4.3 miles, Maryland's longest bridge is quite the marvel. Although driving over it can be unnerving to some, you can't deny how beautiful it looks during sunset.
2. Fort Carroll
This 19th century fort is abandoned but it continues to infuse curiosity in those crossing the Baltimore Key Bridge. A unique structure, indeed.
3. Sideling Hill
This man-made mountain pass along Interstate 68 is incredible to see in person. It's known as one of the most impressive rock exposures in the entire northeastern U.S.
4. Patterson Park Pagoda
This unique structure is a hidden gem in Baltimore. Built in 1881, it contains history, beauty, and a bit of enchantment.
5. DC Temple
Nope, that's not Disney World; it's the DC Temple in Kensington. Be sure to visit during the holiday season, as the grounds are decorated with colorful, twinkling lights.
6. Maryland State House
Head to Annapolis to see the Maryland State House. It's the oldest state capitol in continuous use, dating back to 1772.
7. Maryvale Castle
You can find this fairy tale castle at a preparatory school in Lutherville. Not surprisingly, it's also a popular wedding venue.
8. George Peabody Library
Maryland's most grand library can be found in Baltimore's Mount Vernon neighborhood. Seeing all the intricate details in person is breathtaking.
9. Swinging Bridge
Patapsco Valley State Park is home to this swinging bridge that offers scenic views year-round. Check it out and be amazed at its workmanship.
10. Burnside Bridge
Located at Antietam Battlefield, this stone bridge holds lots of history. The beautiful archways make this a very photographed spot.
How many of these man made wonders have you seen in person? You may also enjoy reading about
Maryland’s must-see historic landmarks.