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Maryland is packed with fun things to see and do! Check out these great events throughout the state...
Allegany County has traditionally provided thoroughfares for travelers going west. The National Road, the first federally funded highway, began in Cumberland.
Nature takes center stage in Garrett County, Maryland’s westernmost county. Garrett’s natural environment – including lakes, forests, waterfalls, makes it a haven for outdoor recreational activity.
Western Maryland’s Washington County is known for outdoor recreation. In addition to numerous parks, the county features long segments of the Appalachian Trail, the C&O Canal towpath.
Frederick County has more farms than any other county in Maryland. Several vineyards and various covered bridges dot the countryside.
Just a quick Metro ride from Washington, D.C., Montgomery County offers a full array of entertainment and dining choices.
Prince George's County
Just east of Washington, D.C., Prince George’s County is where you can explore the history of aerospace, learn about Maryland agriculture and take in a sporting event.
Anne Arundel County
The jewel of Anne Arundel County is Annapolis -- Maryland’s capital -- where you’ll find more 18th-century buildings still in use than anywhere else in the nation.
The sixth county to be established is the third largest county in Maryland today. Baltimore County is horse country.
Carroll County is rich in history and tradition. Civil War troops from both sides trekked and camped along our scenic roads on their fateful march to Gettysburg.
Harford County presents a diverse range of options: bed and breakfast getaways; wine tastings; nature walks; and golfing.
Howard County combines the best of the old with the new and is a railroad lover's heaven. The county was founded in 1839 and named for Maryland's fifth governor, John Eager Howard.
Known as the “Charm of the Chesapeake,” Calvert County offers ample opportunities for boating, hiking, camping, birding and golf.
Charles County, the gateway to historic Southern Maryland, is a treasure chest of the state’s early history.
St. Mary's County
St. Mary’s County has been welcoming travelers since 1634, when 140 adventurers aboard two small English ships – the Ark and the Dove – first stepped ashore at St. Clement’s Island and established the colony of Maryland.
Caroline County offers plenty of recreational choices: hiking, camping, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, boating and bird-watching.
Outdoor recreation and history at the top of the Chesapeake in Cecil County
Like most places on the Eastern Shore, water and history are easy to find in Dorchester County.
Kent County is a haven for fishing and boating enthusiasts, cyclists, birders and nature lovers.
Queen Anne's County
Old workboats putter out of fog-shrouded marinas at dawn; bird-watchers keep eyes peeled for migrating wildfowl; friendly shopkeepers peddle ripe produce or showcase fine antiques. Queen Anne’s County, a world of scenic shoreline and fertile farmland.
The “Seafood Capital of the World,” otherwise known as Crisfield, is in Somerset County. This waterfront town is famous for its seafood, especially the Maryland blue crab.
With over 602 miles of pristine waterfront, Talbot County has become a premiere Mid-Atlantic travel destination.
Wicomico's parks are places for hiking, biking, boating, canoeing, kayaking fishing, crabbing and birding -- more than 350 species of birds have been recorded in the region.
Worcester County, Maryland’s only seaside county, is known for Ocean City beaches, wild ponies that run the beaches along Assateague Island State Park and National Seashore -- a 37-mile long barrier island south of Ocean City -- and outdoor recreation.
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