Must-Do Tourist Attractions in Maryland
I recently traveled through the state of Maryland and stop at a few great places for a person or a family to stop at and visit.
The first place that I would recommend would the C & O Canal. (http://www.nps.gov) The Canal is a great historical operation that was critical in the building of the United States during the 1800’s. It runs from north western Maryland all the way down the Potomac River and into present day Georgetown in Washington D.C. The Canal is still functional in the lower parts near Georgetown. The toepath that follows the Canal is a great place for biking, hiking, and exploring.
Also I visited Cunningham Falls State Park, located in Thurmont, MD. (http://www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/western/cunningham.asp) Located in the Catoctin Mountains, this state park offers a wide range of activities for adventures and families. There is camping, fishing, boating, hiking, swimming, beach area, and a picnic area. I would have to say the highlight of the park would be the actually falls itself. Hiking up the mountain is fun enough but when you reach the 78 foot high falls, the not so difficult hike is worth it. Also you can hike to the top of the falls and enjoy the view.
With a rich history dating back to the American Revolution, I strongly encourage a visit to any number of the state parks Maryland has to offer. Spread out throughout the state, the state parks have something for everyone.( http://www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/)
But if parks are not your cup of tea and need a big city vibe, I suggest visiting the Inner Harbor in Baltimore. (http://baltimore.org/about-baltimore/inner-harbor)