Guest Author - Charisse Van Horn
Many people are choosing to forego the long distance vacations and spend time exploring the wonders and beauty of their own state. For those who live in Maryland, the best vacation may be one in your own backyard. However, it is often startling how many people never see the wonders in their own hometown. If you are looking for things to do in Maryland, you might want to consider ordering a free Maryland travel guide from the official Maryland tourism department. You can request a free travel kit that includes a Maryland travel guide, a Maryland calendar of events, and a roadside Maryland map.
You can also choose to order the free Maryland travel kit that enables you to select nine out of eighteen items. Some of the featured brochures and handouts included in the Maryland Travel kit include the African American Heritage Guide, Baltimore: A House Divided Map, Charms of the Chesapeake, Chesapeake Bay Gateway Map, Civil War Trails Map-Antietam, Destination MD, Gettysburg Trail Map, Golf Guide, Historical National Road Map& Guide, John Wilkes Booth Guide, Lighthouse Reprints, Maryland Calendar of Events, Maryland Scenic Byways Booklet, MD State Highway Map, Scenic Byways Map, Star Spangled Banner Trail Map, State House Brochure, and the Underground Railroad Map and Guide. Remember, you can only select nine of the eighteen so use the main guide to help you plan your trip accordingly.
There are five main regions to explore when visiting Maryland. These are the Western, the DC Metro or Capital, Central, Southern, and Eastern Shore. When visiting the Western Region, you may want to take a trip to the Deep Creek Lake State Park. With nearly one mile of shoreline, Deep Creek Lake is the perfect place for outdoor activities such as fishing, boating, and swimming. There are a number of campsites located within the park enabling you to enjoy the beauty of the park between spring and fall.
Those who love the outdoors will also want to visit the Appalachian Trail and explore white water rafting, hiking, and mountain climbing. There are activities year round to explore in the Appalachians.
In Central Maryland, youíll find that museums are a main attraction. From the Torsk Submarine and Baltimore Maritime Museum, to the Kidís Port Discovery museum, there are plenty of cultural and educational activities for all ages toe enjoy. The B and O Railroad Museum is a great way to explore the history of railroads as they pertain to Maryland. By ordering your free Maryland travel guide you can create the perfect vacation plan for all of your needs.
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