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8 of the Most Beautiful Places to See in Maryland



Although not one of the biggest states in America, Maryland offers a wide range of variety of attractions and things to do. Considered as “America in Miniature,” this wonder of a city will leave you wanting to explore every single nook and cranny of its area. Check out the most beautiful places to see in Maryland:

1. Town of Daniels

Town of Daniels, Maryland
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Before Hurricane Agnes swept this quaint town, Daniels was classified as an industrial village. Once inhabited by around less than a hundred families, the way of life in this town revolved around the main amenities such as the bowling alley, library, general stores, restaurants, and the three churches. Now deemed to be a ghost town, you will see abandoned cars that were swept by the hurricane, old and broken structures that are washed away by rain and years of neglect. The haunting beauty of this town made it to the list of the National Register of Historic Places back in 1979 and the locals near the town help preserve what is left of it.

2. Cunningham Falls State Park

 Located in the mountains of Catoctin, this state park with a picturesque waterfall offers two unique areas of attraction. Situated three miles of Thurmont is The William Houck Area. Here you can find the falls where you can take a dip and pitch a tent for camping. The other area is The Manor Area, roughly fifteen miles south of Thurmont showcases the Scales and Tales Aviary, and the historical Catoctin Iron Furnace. Cunningham Falls truly deserves to be on the list of the most beautiful places to see in Maryland. It provides outdoor family activities, but it also offers beautiful and serene views that you and your family can enjoy.

3. Baltimore Inner Harbor

Baltimore Inner Harbor, Maryland
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The Baltimore Inner Harbor offers a variety of things to do and places to see for every type of traveler. It has family-friendly places such as the Maryland Science Museum, the National Aquarium, and Ripley’s Believe it or Not. One might also enjoy the authentic Baltimore crab cakes that this city is proud of. Being the center of action, the Inner Harbor houses several industrial buildings and skyscrapers that shows the thriving economy of this city. You may also view the city from a 27- story building with an observation deck called the Top of the World.

4. Deep Creek Lake

Deep Creek Lake, Maryland
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This man-made lake, considered to be one of the most beautiful places to see in Maryland, is a secluded getaway in the abundant forests of Maryland. It is perfect for those who are looking for peace and quiet with the right amount of local interaction.  Visitors and locals can enjoy the recreational activities that this lake offers. Popular during the winter months, the cabins and huge houses for families are always a big hit for vacationing tourists from the neighboring cities. The mountains transform into a skiing paradise and a golf course during the summer. There is never a scarcity of water activities here, but there are also attractions on land. One of which is the Hamish Miller Farm where you can ride a horse-drawn carriage in a traditional Amish farm.

5. Assateague Island

Assateague Island, Maryland
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This uninhabited barrier island that comes with a beach is located off the coast of Maryland. It is divided into two areas, the first half is the state park and the other, a United States National Seashore. Filled with various wildlife, this island is famous for the wild ponies that can be seen roaming freely throughout the park. Although it might not be the perfect place to camp, Assateague Island offers a great view of the oceanfront where you can walk barefoot and feel the sand on your toes. You may also swim on most of the beaches worry-free as lifeguards are stationed in the busiest ones.

6. Annapolis

Being the capital of the state of Maryland, Annapolis boasts a vibrant and interesting culture, history, and character. A bunch of the buildings downtown are historical sites. A notable portion of these dates back in the 17th to 19th centuries. Aside from its rich history, Annapolis is also known for its entertaining nightlife in the downtown. Restaurants and hotels offer quite a number of great deals for oceanfront views. Spending a night in the downtown Annapolis would not be a disappointing choice, for one can spend time watching the Naval Academy midshipmen perform their exercises in uniform or book a tour to see the actual Naval Academy itself.

7. Chesapeake Bay

Chesapeake Bay, Maryland
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The Great Shellfish Bay is another name for this natural treasure. Now called Chesapeake Bay, it is one of the biggest estuaries in the world. Having a massive reach, Chesapeak bay has a diverse ecosystem where freshwater and saltwater mix.

The Chesapeake Bay also hosts various thousand species of both animals and plants. The area is also brimming with history and culture. One may learn about the native Americans that settled in the area, the arrival of the European settlers, the American Revolution, and the tragedy that is the Civil War. You may enjoy other activities like fishing, going kayak, picking crabs, or even just a simple stroll down the lighthouse. Truly one of the most beautiful places to see in Maryland.

8. Swallow Falls State Park

Swallow Falls State Park, Maryland
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Swallow Hills State Park is located less than 10 miles outside of Oakland. It contains the famous Youghiogheny River which flows directly along the borders of the park and in turn creates rapids and rocky gorges. The Muddy Creek Falls stands tall at 50 ft and is such a spectacle. You may take a hike to get to the falls and you’ll pass through such a pretty view with tall hemlocks in the background.

The state of Maryland truly offers a bit of everything. With the history and culture of the different towns and attractions, to the beautiful and picture-perfect sceneries. With the ever-changing society, Maryland keeps its roots tied to its history but embracing the change brought by time. Go and visit Maryland and explore this magnificent city plus its many fun things to do!