Treasures Closer to Home

Blue crabs and sapphire waters are only a few of the treasures in this fun-filled state.

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Maryland

Treasures Closer to Home

Known for its charming mix of culture, history and landscape, Maryland is the perfect year-round destination boasting activities for day=trippers and vacationers alike. With choices such as sailing, visiting beaches, sightseeing, and sampling cuisine, Maryland offers a complete vacation experience. And, like most things in life, the more you dig around Maryland, the more treasures you'll find.

Maryland’s Eastern Shore o¬ffers a gold mine of beauty and tranquility. Resting along the upper banks of the Chesapeake Bay, Cecil County o¬ffers a taste of days gone by. Listen to the sounds as you explore trails on horseback through the beautiful countryside. Or enjoy a musical performance on the waterfront as boats pass on the C & D canal.

You can visit a historic treasure at The Concord Point Lighthouse, Havre de Grace's best known landmark. Next, visit The Maritime Museum and get a glimpse of the town’s long maritime history.

As one of the first colonial settlements in Maryland, Queen Anne’s County serves as the gateway to Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Enjoy a Maryland crab feast at a waterfront restaurant while overlooking the Chesapeake Bay. Explore Kent Island by foot or bike on the six-mile Cross Island Trail. Or enjoy a glass of wine at one of three vineyards on the Chesapeake Wine Trail.

If it’s romance you’re looking for, Talbot County offers the perfect setting for a romantic rendezvous. Unwind with a couples' massage, shop in the unique collection of boutiques and specialty stores, and enjoy an intimate candle-lit dinner. After enjoying the day together, retreat to a cozy room at a B&B.

Renowned for its natural charm, Somerset County shines with splendor with its miles of shoreline, lush woodlands, and seafood bounty. The perfect backdrop of untouched beauty, it is paradise found for hunters, fishermen, photographers, kayakers and nature lovers. Woven amidst its surroundings is a rich seafaring history preserved in historic homes, museums, festivals and every sunset.

Maryland’s only seaside county, Worcester features one of the top-ranked beaches on the East coast. From miles of dazzling white-sand beaches to the famous wild ponies on Assateague Island State Park and National Seashore, the area is a small world to wander. Along with championship golf courses, deep-sea fishing, historic towns and villages and scenic byways, it offers an amazing vacation full of adventure and discoveries to treasure.

To plan your Maryland vacation and  your authentic Maryland treasure, call 800-394-9233 or visit www.visitmaryland.org.

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Greetings from Maryland: Travel Guide

Cecil County. Just a daydream away! Where the countryside meets waterways, right on I-95! State parks, quaint towns, rivers, antique shops, golf, eateries, and inns. 800-CECIL-95, SeeCecil.org

Dorchester County. Enjoy dramatic views and incredible wildlife watching as you paddle, bike, or hike through the 27,000-acre Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. 800-522-TOUR, TourDorchester.org

Havre de Grace. “Let the Adventure Begin." Hiking, Biking, Kayaking, Sailing, Fishing, Art, Local Cuisine, History, Antiquing, Bed and Breakfast. Take a closer look. 800-851-7756, hdgtourism.com

Queen Anne’s County. Beautiful sunsets on the Chesapeake Bay with waterfront dining on the Kent Narrows! Cycle the Chesapeake Cross Island Trail. Enjoy the tranquility of the Eastern Shore. 888-400-7787, discoverqueenannes.com

Somerset County. Explore our landscape, sample the bounty of the bay, discover the sweeter side of life. Celebrate the Chesapeake experience in Somerset County, Maryland. 800-521-9189, visitsomerset.com

St. Mary's County. Maritime sites, outdoor adventure, and fabulous events are just south of the nation's capital in St. Mary's—where the Potomac meets the Chesapeake! 800-327-9023, stmarysmd.com/tourism

Talbot County. The Hamptons of the Chesapeake Bay(SM) boasts some of the most well-preserved, attractive towns and villages on the Eastern Shore. St. Michaels, Tilghman Island, Oxford and Easton hum with music, outdoor cafes, and chatter from art lovers. 410-770-8000, tourtalbot.org

Worcester County Tourism. Maryland’s only seaside county offers the beauty of Assateague Island National Seashore and its wild horses that roam the beach. Discover authentic main street communities with a host of shopping and dining experiences. 800-852-0335, visitworcester.org

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