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The State of Maryland
Backed with a rich historical past, the State of Maryland is a heady concoction of scenic mountains, tantalizing seashores and ultra-metropolitan lifestyle. This remarkable place is the origin where Francis Scott Key wrote the patriotic “The Star-Spangled Banner”, America’s National Anthem.
Majestic Maryland with an enthralling backdrop
Maryland’s name honors Queen Henrietta Maria (Queen Mary), the wife of the King of Great Britain and Ireland, Charles 1. Maryland also has many other prominent names such as The Old Line State, The Free State, The Oyster State, The Queen State, The Cockade State, and The Monumental State. Maryland has a little of everything for every person to enjoy. Whether you are a historical fanatic or a nature buff or you just want to spend some time with your family or maybe alone, the State of Maryland provides you with all types of tourist opportunities. Maryland is filled with enchanting landscapes such as Chesapeake Bay, the Atlantic Ocean, the mountainous Appalachians and beautiful cities such as Baltimore, Washington DC, etc.
Places of interest in the State of Maryland:
This remarkable terminus is situated on the western side of Maryland in Garrett County. On this picturesque land packed with mountains, rivers and lakes, adventurous activities like boating, camping, fishing, hiking, skiing, snow tubing, riding, picnicking, etc., take priority. An extremely happening place for Sporting adventurers and a tranquil heaven for people seeking relaxation can be located on Deep Creek Lake.
– The Chesapeake & Ohio Canal
This amazing 18th and 19th century national historic park is a 184.5 mile towpath that runs parallel to the Potomac River from Georgetown to Cumberland.The Chesapeake & Ohio Canal offers plenty of social and outdoor recreational opportunities for all.
– Baltimore’s Inner Harbor
Baltimore includes a variety of attractions such as Port Discovery, Camden Yards, Science Center, National Aquarium, Historical Ships and Pier Six Pavilion.
– Assateague Island National Seashore
This 37 mile long island is famous for its untamed horses galloping along the beach. Assateague can be explored in exciting ways through kayak or canoe. Apart from indulging in various beach sports you can also take a tour to the famous 1867 built magnificent Assateague Lighthouse.
– Six Flags America
Six Flags America is Maryland’s largest water park which boasts of more than 100 odd amusing rides for children as well as adults. The main attractions are the Looney Tunes Movie Town and the eight different roller coaster rides with strange names such as Joker’s Jinx, Wild One, etc.
– Brookside Gardens
Brookside Gardens covers fifty acres of land which is beautifully converted into various types of gardens. The numerous gardens are named as Japanese garden, children’s garden, rose garden, aquatic garden, azalea garden, butterfly garden, etc., just to name a few.
Other amazing places that cannot be missed in the State of Maryland are the state capital Annapolis, where you have the United States Naval Academy, the Strathmore Music Center, the Ellicott’s Mills, The Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt and the American Film Institute (AFI).