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Goshen Opening Hunt, Blessing the Hounds
Goshen Opening Hunt, Blessing the Hounds
Photo By: Natasha Greenman
This forest in Western Maryland provides great opportunity for the turkey hunter.
Wild Turkeys in Savage River State Forest
Eagle sitting on branch at Rocks State Park
Photo By: Clark Vandergrift

Over the river and through the woods… Check out these fun Thanksgiving events in Maryland throughout the month of November. 

Goshen Opening Hunt, Blessing the Hounds Photo By: Natasha Greenman

1 Experience the traditional Blessings of the Hounds and Horses

In Maryland, we’ve got a lot to be thankful for, but nothing more than our beautiful horses, our four-legged furry companions, and this land of pleasant living we call home. And for more than 150 years, Marylanders have come together on Thanksgiving to bless our beloved horses and hounds. With riders resplendent in their traditional garb and pups eager to hit the trail, it’s a stirring authentic Maryland tradition.

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Monocacy Battlefield Sign Photo By: Frederick County Tourism

2 National and State Parks

The Thanksgiving tradition is one rooted in the land, the people and the history that unites us, and we in Maryland are blessed with an overflowing bounty or special people and special places. There’s no better way to spend this uniquely American holiday than coming together with friends and family to visit one of Maryland’s State and National Parks. Experience the stunning bounty of nature at unique natural treasures like Assateague, Sandy Point and Blackwater, and get in touch with the stories that make America at Fort McHenry, Point Lookout, Antietam, and Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum.

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3 Turkey Trots

Get off the couch and get your heart pumping at these Turkey Trots all across Maryland.  These races are a great way to spend your day, work off a few extra calories, and help great organizations!
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4 Hearth and Home in Early Maryland

November 24 -25, 2017  10:00--4:00pm
Explore 17th-century foodways, and celebrate the end of the growing season. Discover what it took to weather the winter before refrigerators, gas/electric stoves, and grocery stores. 


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Location:
Rt 5 and Rosecroft Rd
St. Mary's City, MD 20686
240-895-4990


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5 The Time Traveling Kids - Native American Storytime at the Severn Community Library

November 27, 2017
Travel back in time more than 500 years to a time before European settlement and learn about Native American culture in Maryland through a historical fiction book and hands-on activities at the Severn Community Library.


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Location:
Severn Community Library
Severn, MD 21144
410-222-6280


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Find unique stores just outside of Baltimore in this historic town. Photo By: Clark Vandergrift

6 Shopping & Retail Therapy

Unique shopping districts pepper our state. You’re bound to find great shopping packed with local flavor along these Main Street districts. Whether you’re shopping with a mission or just browsing, Maryland’s charming boutiques and malls have the goods and unique treasures you’re looking for. If you like antiquing, you’ll love these Antiques Stores and Shopping Areas for finding the best deals on all things vintage. 

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Rt 5 and Rosecroft Rd
St. Mary's City, MD 20686
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Severn Community Library
Severn, MD 21144
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