mountains, to the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, Maryland boasts a vast
assortment of outdoor activities, unique attractions, and historical landmarks.
It has been described as 'America in Miniature' since it encapsulates so much
within about a three-hour drive of Baltimore and Washington, DC.
Maryland is the perfect place for adventure. There are picturesque mountains
for hiking and white-water rapids for rafters; Deep Creek Lake for boating and
water skiing when its warm or Wisp Resort for winter skiing. If you prefer to
step back in time, explore the C&O Canal and Antietam National Battlefield.
Maryland is home to both the capital, Annapolis, and its most populated city,
Baltimore. This region boasts an unbeatable combination of fun and culture from
a ball game to a classical concert, shops to historic sites, plus great meals
at the region's famous restaurants. Within a short drive of the big-city hustle
and bustle, serene pastures are home to Maryland's thoroughbred horses, old
mills and gently rolling farm land.
Maryland is where it all began back in 1634, when 140 Europeans arrived to
settle the colony at St. Mary’s City that would become Maryland. Today it is
also renowned for the best bass fishing on the East Coast.
Eastern Shore is home to the state’s famed blue crabs, fresh from the
Chesapeake Bay. Spend a day sailing or kayaking on the bay and discover this
region’s alluring history and scenery. Or, drive the region’s scenic byways and
visit waterfront villages like St. Michaels and Cambridge. Check out
Ocean City, Maryland’s largest beach resort along nine miles of prime Atlantic