Maryland January 21, 2020
12 Unforgettable Maryland Day Trips, One For Each Month Of The Year
Is your New Year’s resolution still holding up? Or are you still trying to decide what exactly you’d like to accomplish in the new year? One thing you can never go wrong with is exploring more. Check out these 12 day trips in Maryland that are sure to add enrichment to your life. We’ve included an activity or place for each month, making it more convenient to plan your adventures. Check out the list below, and have fun!
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
January - Wisp Resort
What's winter without a trip to Wisp Resort in Western Maryland? This attraction is known for skiing, but its other winter activities include snowshoeing, snow tubing, and taking a ride on the alpine coaster.
To learn more about the alpine coaster specifically,
February - St. Michaels
The town of St. Michaels is great for visiting year-round but we're eyeing it during February for
A Winter Romance in St. Michaels,
taking place February 14th-17th. Many area restaurants will be offering food specials and local boutiques will be having sales as well. Bring your sweetie for a charming and delicious day date.
for more details.
March - Antietam National Battlefield
There's a lot to explore at this historic gem, 3,230 acres to be exact. Early spring is a great time to visit for those who prefer fewer crowds. Bundle up and take in the scenery and history that surrounds you.
Learn about Antietam's Bloody Lane by
April - Sherwood Gardens
Nothing says spring like colorful tulips popping up all around, and you can see thousands of them at Sherwood Gardens in Baltimore. Peak bloom is usually late April to early May.
Read more about this happy place by
May - Calvert Cliffs State Park
Did you know that you can hunt for fossils, including shark teeth, in Southern Maryland? A favorite spot to do just that is at Calvert Cliffs State Park. This park is busiest during summertime so head here during May to avoid crowds while still enjoying the warm weather.
to learn more about the park's fossil beach.
June - Historic St. Mary's City
Speaking of Southern Maryland, a visit to Historic St. Mary's City is a must for Marylanders at least once. Head to this former colonial town to learn what life was like in Maryland centuries ago. The historic ships are especially cool.
to learn more.
July - Ocean City
No time for a weekend or week-long beach vacation? Then simply head to Ocean City for the day to cool off in the ocean, explore the boardwalk, and chow down on seafood. There's so much to do here and everything is open in July.
For some of our favorite boardwalk spots,
August - Brookside Gardens
Brookside Gardens just may be the most impressive garden in Maryland, covering 54 acres. August is a great time to visit the Wings of Fancy exhibit here, which features dozens of exotic live butterflies. Enjoy the fluttering all around you, and feel free to bring a camera to capture the fun.
2020 dates haven't been announced yet, but you can keep your eyes peeled
September - Maryland Renaissance Festival
Take a step back in time when visiting the annual Maryland Renaissance Festival. It runs during weekends from the end of August through most of October. Prepare for jousting competitions, live shows, giant turkey legs, and much more.
For exact dates this year,
October - Autumn Glory Festival
The town of Oakland goes all out for the annual Autumn Glory Festival with parades, markets, and more. This year's festivities will take place from October 7th to 11th. Enjoy the events and enjoy the Western Maryland scenery even more!
for more information.
November - Walkersville Southern Railroad
Speaking of autumn scenery, a train ride at Walkersville Southern Railroad is a great way to see the fall colors -- especially if you ride in the open train car! Feel the breeze as you enjoy the foliage around Monocacy Valley.
Check out more details by
December - Frederick
There are quite a few Christmasy towns in Maryland but Frederick seems to be a favorite among many. Head here for twinkling lights on the local shops and boutiques, take part in the festive events, and more. If this area doesn't get you into the Christmas spirit, nothing will.
to see more festive photos of this sparkly spot.
Want to cross even more adventures off of your list? Then consider checking out these 10 Maryland State Parks Worthy Of A Winter Adventure. Bundle up, and explore!
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