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100 Best Things to do in Maryland 17/20

Maryland is a great state to visit. There’s a wide mix of things to do here. The state is rich in American Revolutionary and Civil War history. It’s right on the Chesapeake Bay and has maritime roots. Plus, there are parks, rivers, and even part of the Appalachian Trail here. Add the art, brews, and amazing food and you have a great all-inclusive destination.


81. Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (St Michaels)

This museum was founded in 1865 and, today, ten of the thirteen buildings are open to the public. The exhibits all highlight maritime history and culture and include waterfowling, seafood harvesting, boating, and boat building. They also offer special exhibits throughout the year. Spend 2-3 hours here and learn as much as you can about life by the sea.


82. Clark’s Elioak Farm (Ellicott City)

This is a seventh generation family farm that offers a variety of meats, eggs, and vegetables for sale. There’s a petting zoo for kids to enjoy on their visit. Additionally, most of the attractions from the old Enchanted Forest amusement park, which was made famous for being abandoned and left to nature, have been restored and now call Clark’s Elioak Farm their home. Spend 2-3 hours here taking a good look at all the animals and checking out the Enchanted Forest.


83. Calvert Marine Museum (Solomons)

Founded in 1970, the Calvert Marine Museum uses exhibits and educational programs to share the ecology and maritime history of Southern Maryland. You’ll see ancient fossils, learn about life along the Bay in the seventeenth century, and see fifteen different aquariums that show the plants and sea life of the bay area. Come and spend 2-3 hours here and learn about life by the bay.


84. Western Maryland Rail Trail (Various)

This is a 21 mile long paved trail through some of the most beautiful scenery in Maryland. It stretches from Fort Frederick to Pearre Station. During the warm months, it’s ideal for rollerblading, walking, biking, or jogging and, in the winter, it’s used for cross country skiing and snowshoeing. Spend a day out here getting some exercise, no matter what the season.


85. Patuxent River Naval Air Museum (Lexington Park)

This is a privately funded, member supported museum that shares the history and heritage of Naval Aviation. It has 22 aircraft you can walk right up to and investigate plus flight simulators and artifacts such as ejection seats and weapons. You’ll learn a lot about the aircraft of the Navy during your 2-3 hour visit here.



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