ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A new survey shows that Marylanders love their state parks.
The information comes from Goucher College’s annual Maryland State Parks Poll.READ MORE: Police Searching For 12-Year-Old and 14-Year-Old Siblings From Towson
The random sample of 708 residents found that 71 percent had visited a state park in the past year.
Seventy-six percent of park visitors gave their experience high marks. They rated their overall experience either a 4 or 5 on a scale of 1 to 5.READ MORE: $30K Reward Offered For Information In Efraim Gordon's Fatal Shooting
The survey found strong interest in visiting state parks for relaxation, picnicking, exploring historical sites and hiking or walking. Camping, fishing and canoeing were the least favorite activities.
The poll was funded by the school’s Sarah T. Hughes Field Politics Center endowment. The visitor experience portion had a margin of error of plus or minus 4.5 percentage points.MORE NEWS: What Parents Need To Know About COVID Vaccines For Preteens, Teens As FDA Expected To Give Pfizer OK
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