Road Trip Along Maryland's Chesapeake Bay and Beaches
Cheasapeak Bay | Annapolis | Rivers & Bays | Amazing Antiques | Ocean City Beach | Beautiful State Parks | Baltimore Aquarium | Wild Ponies | Coastal Charm | Salt Marshes | Maritime Forests | Historic Lighthouses
The Chesapeake Bay in Maryland is a fantastic destination. In addition the beaches and towns located along the coast of Maryland are also wonderful places to visit. Travelers can take a nice road trip in order to explore these fantastic destinations.
Travelers can start their journey in Annapolis. This city has some important history, which can be explored at some sites throughout the city. One great destination is the Maryland State House, which is an architectural and historical point of interest. The Kunta-Kinte Alex Haley Memorial is another good destination for those interested in history.
Sandy Point State Park
One park you can explore is Sandy Point State Park. Also located on the Chesapeake Bay this park is excellent for wildlife viewing, especially birding, and more. Sandy Point also has a great beach for swimming, and in the summer part of the beach is lifeguard protected. This park is an amazing destination for enjoying the beautiful waters of the Chesapeake Bay and seeing some of Maryland's wildlife.
North Point State Park
Traveling along the coast, one excellent outdoor destination is North Point State Park. This park actually has some history of its own, it is the site of the historic Bay Shore Amusement Park, and the Defenders Trail, which was important during the War of 1812 passes through the park. You can take the opportunity to learn about the history, and enjoy the beautiful outdoors in Maryland. North Point State Park is located on the Chesapeake Bay and is a great spot to enjoy some recreation.
This city is filled with art, culture, entertainment, fine dining, history and much more. If you can, plan to spend at least a few days exploring all that the city has to offer. You will find a wide variety of fascinating museums, a few that you won't want to miss are the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Great Blacks in Wax Museum and more. Baltimore also has a long and fascinating history. You will have many opportunities to learn about Baltimore's history at destinations like, the Baltimore Civil War Museum, the USS Constellation and more. You can also take a tour that will visit many of Baltimore's important sights. There are many more destinations and attractions worth visiting. The Baltimore Aquarium is an amazing destination. You can also try to catch one of Baltimore's Major League games, either the Orioles or the Ravens.
Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine
This important site is the location were our National Anthem was first written. You can start your visit to Fort McHenry at the Visitor Center, which has an introduction and information about the site's important history. After the Visitor Center, you can take a tour of the park. You can also visit Star Fort, the museum, which has all sort of exhibits about the Fort's history and importance. You can also tour the structures of Fort McHenry, like the barracks and more.
Ocean City Beach
This Maryland Beach has miles of beautiful sandy beaches. In addition, there is a boardwalk for visitors to enjoy. It is a great spot to enjoy fishing, windsurfing and more.
Elk Neck State Park
The bluffs of Elk Neck State Park overlook the North East River, the Elk River and the Chesapeake Bay. Visitors to this park will find that there are many destinations to explore as well as plenty of recreation. The park has sandy beaches, as well as wooded areas and marshlands. In addition the park is also home to the Turkey Point Lighthouse. The lighthouse is located on the Elk Neck Peninsula, and visitors can climb to the top of the lighthouse, as well as learn more about it's history and more.
Pocomoke River State Park
This park, located on the Pocomoke River offers visitors excellent camping. In addition the park is also a wonderful destination for hiking and biking with it's many trails. Visitors can choose to visit either section of the park, one section is located on the south side of the river, while the other is located on the nor side. Each section of the park has something fantastic to offer visitors. Pocomoke River State park also has a an interesting natural landscape, with both swamp and upland, so visitors can enjoy the many species of plants and animals, as well as fish.
Assateague Island National Seashore
This National Seashore is a fantastic end to a wonderful Maryland road trip. Assateague Island National Seashore is a amazingly beautiful spot in Maryland. Visitors to this national park will love the sandy beaches, as well as the other natural features of the island, including salt marshes, maritime forests and more. A trip to Assateague Island should start at the visitor center, the exhibits educate visitors about the National Seashore. Visitors will find a wide variety of recreational activities to enjoy, including biking, kayaking, surf fishing and even horseback riding.