Maryland boasts a stunning Mid-Atlantic coastline and mountains that pack this small state with colorful character and plenty of diverse activities sure to entertain you. Rich in history stretching back to colonial times, Maryland is the birthplace of the United States’ national Anthem and its state capital, Annapolis, was once the capital of the U.S.! Visit its preserved colonial towns or beautiful Chesapeake Bay; you won’t ever be lacking in fun!
Lets explore the best things to do in Maryland:
1. Swallows Falls State Park
Located in the mountains and less than 10 miles north of Oakland, Swallows Falls State Park is home to some of Maryland’s finest scenery. The Youghiogheny River runs along the border of the park and winds through its lush greenery, creating rippling rapids. Both this river and nearby Muddy Creek are white water rivers, with waterfalls, strong rapids, and swift currents.
Keep this fact in mind and use proper caution when out along the rivers, but don’t miss out on seeing the Muddy Creek Falls – a tall, 53 foot waterfall. Bring your hiking boots to explore the 1.25 mile trail through the park and your camera to snap some shots for posterity! You’ll find the quiet of the woods and its tall hemlock trees calming and perfect for a getaway.