Maryland is a Mid-Atlantic state that’s defined by its abundant waterways and coastlines on the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean. Its largest city, Baltimore, has a long history as a major seaport. Fort McHenry, birthplace of the U.S. national anthem, sits at the mouth of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, home to the National Aquarium and Maryland Science Center.  According to some historians, General George Washington bestowed the name “Old Line State” and thereby associated Maryland with its regular line troops (the Maryland Line) who served courageously in many Revolutionary War battles.

Travel along one of Maryland’s scenic byways or the Great Chesapeake Bay Loop to enjoy Maryland’s countless outdoor activities. Hike along the Appalachian Trail, camp out on the beach at Assateague Island, bike along the Western Maryland Rail Trail and go whitewater rafting on the Youghiogheny River.

Whether you’re looking to hit the trails to hike to scenic viewpoints, race down paths on mountain bikes, or traverse the region’s expansive system of waterways, outdoor recreation enthusiasts will find no shortage of activities throughout Maryland. >MORE



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