The first and oldest waterfowl festival happens every November in Easton, Md., celebrating Eastern Shore art and nature conservation. Also in November is one of the most celebrated community holiday events in Maryland – the Symphony of Lights in Columbia.
There are hundreds of haunted sites in Maryland, but some have stood out over decades as being especially creepy. They are linked with sightings of apparitions, sudden changes in temperature, unexplained noises or the feeling of being watched.
Baltimore is the birthplace of American railroading. Railroad history is chronicled well in railway museums throughout Maryland, and some of those museums are particularly kid-friendly, having exhibits and attractions geared toward children and families.
The city of Cumberland in Western Maryland was once the western-most point of the British Empire. Today it’s an historic, outdoor destination in a landscape known as Mountain Maryland that attracts visitors interested in cycling, hiking, kayaking, shopping, studying history and enjoying arts.
Traversing a wine trail is an upscale agricultural experience where visitors can leisurely taste and develop a palate for wines, enjoy the scenic landscapes, learn about wine making and grape growing and support local growers.
Every Labor Day weekend, people from all over the Mid-Atlantic region visit Maryland’s southernmost town to see some 400 blue crabs compete in one of the most celebrated crustacean events in America, the National Hard Crab Derby.
Each year on Labor Day, some of the surviving Chesapeake Bay skipjacks sail to Deal Island Harbor in Somerset County to participate in the annual SkipJack Race now in its 52nd year.
Over 40 percent of American families have at least one dog as a family member. More and more, owners want to take their beloved pets on the road and include them in recreational activities. Almost every dog likes to play with their family and many of those love the water. But not all of Maryland’s recreational areas are welcoming to furry friends. Here are some scenic, recreational waterways where your four-legged best friends are welcome. Most require the dogs be on a lead while on land and under voice control in the water. But all guarantee dog days of summer fun!