When it comes to beautiful places in Maryland, the list goes on and on. If you’re looking to cross a couple off your list, then check out the following 15 spots. While they’re certainly not the only gorgeous places in the Old Line State, they’re a good place to start. 🙂
1. Assateague Island
This barrier island is inhabited by wild horses. The white sand and water views never disappoint.
2. Swallow Falls State Park
The Western Maryland Park has two of the state's most impressive waterfalls. Hike in between the two for rustic views to remember.
3. Calvert Cliffs State Park
Hike the 1.8 mile trail and you'll arrive at these gorgeous white clay cliffs. You can even hunt for fossils while you're here.
4. Great Falls
Running between Maryland and Virginia, this spot features some of the most stunning rapids. Take in the rocky sights and enjoy.
5. Cunningham Falls
This is Maryland's highest cascading waterfall and the surrounding woodland views are worth the trip as well. Sit on the rocks and relax as you watch the water flow down.
6. Deep Creek Lake
Maryland doesn't have any natural lakes, (they're all man-made), but that doesn't make the bodies of water here any less impressive. Deep Creek Lake is Maryland's largest lake and it's great for a weekend away. Fish, boat, or simply rent a cabin and unwind.
7. Kent Island
This island has some of the best views of the Bay Bridge. Mix up your summer plans by visiting this neat spot.
8. Rocks State Park
Not only does this park have the pictured Kilgore Falls, but it's also home to one of the best scenic overlooks in the state, known as the King and Queen Seat. A day full of adventure awaits!
9. Solomons Island
For a quiet and relaxing getaway on the water, visiting Solomons Island. This underrated gem is especially stunning during sunset.
10. McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area
When in season, this Poolesville field becomes emblazoned with hues of yellow. Bring a camera to remember the flowery sights.
11. Patapsco Valley State Park
This park is diverse, with swinging bridges, a waterfall, tunnels, abandoned areas, and more. In fact, you could spend several days exploring it all.
12. Elk Neck State Park
This park features a lighthouse, water views, hikes along white clay cliffs, camping and more. Don't miss out on this unique place.
13. C & O Canal
Spanning 184.5 miles, the C & O Canal stretches from DC to Cumberland. It's especially gorgeous during autumn.
14. Maryland Heights Trail
If you're up for a moderate hike, then check out the Maryland Heights Trail, located across from Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. Hike to the top and enjoy the breathtaking view down below.
15. Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge
Wetland views stretch as far as the eye can see at this underrated refuge in Cambridge. Migratory birds are often flocked here, so be sure to bring your binoculars.
Where is your favorite place in Maryland for breathtaking scenery? Let us know below.