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Image Credit: Smith Island Baking Company
Image Credit: Smith Island Baking Company

1 Sweet ...

While delicious Smith Island Cake is Maryland's official state dessert, Maryland is also well-know for other delectables such as chocolates from Zoe'sBomboy's and Spagnvola; caramels by Mouth Party and Goetze's; cookies from Bergers and Otterbein's.  And if ice cream is your thing - check out the Ice Cream Lovers Guide to Maryland.

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2 Morning...

Start your day off right with a cup of Maryland-brewed coffee; Chesapeake Bay Roasting Company, Zeke's and  Rise Up are popular with the locals. There's nothing better than fresh goodies from a farmers' market complimented by  Michele's Granola and McCutcheon's  preserves. For the best donuts you'll ever taste, discover these top donut shops in Maryland.

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3 Savory...

Marylanders love Old Bay Seasoning on everything - especially crabs! The quintessential taste of summer is found in Fisher's Popcorn and Thrasher's French Fries on the Boardwalk in Ocean City. In Western Maryland, FireFly Farms offers award-winning  goat cheese that features the distinct  flavors of Mountain Maryland. Did you know that Pompeian Olive Oil has been headquartered in Baltimore since 1906?

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4 Cheers...

Maryland’s distinct regions are home to more than 85 thriving wineries—sample some of them by traveling these wine trails. Raise a glass to the best batches of locally made beers and spirits. 
Flying Dog Brewery in Frederick, Sagamore Spirit Distillery and Guinness Open Gate Brewery & Barrel House in Baltimore offer hour-long guided tours and tasting at their world-class facilities.

fresh lavender Image Credit: Soleado Lavender Farm

5 Nest...

For truly origional art, peruse the Maryland Artist Registry showcasing the immense breadth of creative talent within Maryland.  Be sure to visit Made in Baltimore  which offers a diverse array of wonderful products and the artists studios at Spruce Forest Artisan Village, on the historic National Road.
Visit the Simon Pearce Factory Outlet and Glassblowing Workshop in the Deep Creek Lake area to observe glassblowers at work and to bring home a one-of-a-kind piece of art.

Delight your senses with Biggs & Featherbelle health conscious body care products and try Rosebud Perfume Co. with goods made in Woodsboro since the late 1800's. Make a day trip to one of Maryland's pick-your-own lavender farms which are not only beautiful and fragrant, but serene.

People in Maryland t-shirts Image Credit: Route One Apparel

6 Stylin'...

Marylanders are fiercely loyal to their state flag and make it a fashion statement with Route One Apparel. For great looking and incredibly well-made bags and backpacks go to Treason Toting Co. in Baltimore's Fells Point.  For your nautical must-haves look no further than Skipper Bags.

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7 Sporty...

Maryland is the proud home of Under Armour whose mission is to make all athletes better through passion, design and the relentless pursuit of innovation, and STX the global leader in lacrosse sticks. And let's not forget Bustin Boards Skateboards, developing the best longboards and skateboards on the planet since 2001.

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