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Explore Maryland

Maryland is rich in recreation, deep in history, and unique in its arts & culture. Maryland attractions allow you to be as active or relaxed as you want.  Water recreation abound with world class fishing, skiing and sandy beaches.  Sightseeing is a great way to get a feel for Maryland past and present.  All of this fun is connected by deletable dining, great shopping and the distinctive lodging of our member bed and breakfasts and inns.
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Maryland Attractions of the Capital Region

Frederick Wine Trail

http://www.frederickwinetrail.com/
Rolling, fertile farmland surrounds the historic byways andcharming downtown Frederick – home to Maryland’s first wine trail. The vineyards of the six wineries of Frederick county produce over half of the state’s wine.
221 North East Street, Frederick,  MD  21701 800-999-3613

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center & Museum

http://www.nasa.gov/centers/goddard/home/index.html
Explore activities and exhibits that showcase NASA’s cutting-edge work in astrophysics, communication, Earth science, engineering, heliophysics, planetary science, technology development and more.

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Maryland Attractions of the Central Region

Strawbridge Shrine

http://www.strawbridgeshrine.org/
The Strawbridge Shrine, located in Carroll County, Maryland at the edge of New Windsor, is named after Robert Strawbridge, an indispensable figure in the history of Methodism.

Annapolis’ Naval Academy

http://www.usna.edu/homepage.php
The United States Naval Academy, established in 1845, is the undergraduate college for the Navy. Don’t forget to bring an I.D. if you plan to visit.
US Naval Academy, 121 Blake Rd Annapolis, MD 21402. For Ticket Information, please call 1-800-US-4-NAVY

Antietam National Battlefield

http://www.nps.gov/ancm/index.htm
The Battle of Antietam was part of what is known as the Maryland Campaign of 1862. Find out more about the people, places and events that are part of the campaign that changed America.

Baltimore’s National Aquarium

http://www.aqua.org/
World class Aquarium at the Inner Harbor of Baltimore.
501 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, Maryland, 21202 410-576-3800

Baltimore’s Oriole Park at Camden Yard

http://mlb.mlb.com/bal/ballpark/index.jsp
Home of the Orioles and the pride of Baltimore baseball fans.

Carroll County Farm Museum

http://ccgovernment.carr.org/ccg/farmmus/default.asp
Welcome to the Carroll County Farm Museum, located in Carroll County, Maryland. Just a short drive from Baltimore and Washington the Farm Museum takes you back to a bygone era filled with country charm and old-fashioned ingenuity. Come and step back in time with us!

Carroll Wine Trail

http://www.carrollcountytourism.org/Carroll_Wine_Trail.pdf
The Carroll Wine Trail is both a place of historical and contemporary tradition. Home to Marylands oldest wine festival, visitors have been traveling to this region for years to sample the fruits of the harvest and to enjoy life.

Historical Society of Carrol County

http://hscc.carr.org/
Founded in 1939, HSCC is dedicated to the research of piedmont Maryland’s cultural heritage and the preservation and interpretation of objects significant to Carroll County history. We accomplish this mission by sponsoring educational programs, research projects, exhibitions, publications, and community outreach programs to provide broad public access to this region’s cultural heritage.

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Maryland Attractions of the Lower Eastern Shore Region

Salisbury’s Ward Museum of Wildlife on Maryland’s Eastern Shore

http://www.wardmuseum.org
The Ward Museum has the world’s largest collection of antique decoys.
909 South Schumaker Drive, Salisbury, MD 21804, 410-742-4988

St. Michael’s Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

http://www.cbmm.org/visit.htm
A tribute to life on the Chesapeake Bay, past and present.
213 N. Talbot Street St. Michaels, MD 21663 410-745-2916, M-F during Museum hours

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Southern Maryland Attractions

St. Clements Island State Park

http://dnr2.maryland.gov/publiclands/Pages/southern/stclements.aspx
The modern history of Maryland begins here. In 1634, two small ships named the Ark and the Dove sailed up Chesapeake Bay and arrived at St. Clement’s Island. 140 settlers stepped ashore and established a colony they named Maryland. Today, there’s a variety of recreation to enjoy and history to explore.

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Maryland Attractions of the Western Region

Deep Creek Lake in Western Maryland

http://www.visitmaryland.org/Western/Pages/DeepCreekLake.aspx?gclid=COjfno68jacCFc9w5QodfQXLfg
With 65 miles of shoreline, Deep Creek Lake in Garrett County is Maryland’s largest freshwater lake. Stay in a lakeside cabin or lodge. You’ll have plenty of choices at this four-season resort area: fishing, boating, swimming, hiking, biking and golf, among them.

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Maryland Attractions of the Upper Eastern Shore Region

Chestertown’s Washington College

http://www.washcoll.edu/
Founded in 1782, Washington College is the tenth oldest college in the U.S. and the oldest college in Maryland. This liberal arts college was the first college founded in the ‘new’ nation of America. It became coeducational in 1891.
300 Washington Avenue Chestertown, MD 21620 410-778-2800

Rock Hall’s Eastern Neck Wildlife Refuge

http://www.fws.gov/northeast/easternneck/
Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge provides a variety of recreational opportunities for all ages. Nearly nine miles of trails and roads, including universally-accessible boardwalks and a waterside trail, are open to visitors most of the year, providing excellent wildlife viewing and spectacular Chesapeake Bay vistas. Facilities for boating, fishing, and crabbing are also available.

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