My state of Maryland is full of so many things to do, it’s hard to choose just one…or ten! Yes, we have the beaches and the towns to visit. Museum and culture are all here for the taking. I’d like to provide a list of alternative things, especially for the outdoors lovers. Our lovely mountains, rivers and oceans are the perfect backdrop for your holiday, or perfect for a weekend getaway. Here are a few of my personal favorites.
Flyfishing in the Savage River-head to the Western Maryland Appalachian Mountains and wade into the cool waters of the Savage River. The Upper River is stocked annually with rainbow trout. The Upper River flows into a reservoir and leads out to the Lower River. The water is cool year round, making for excellent fishing. A fishing angler license is required. You may head out on your own, or hire a local guide.
Kayak the Waterways- this is a great way to see the coast and intercoast of our state. Maryland has over 600 miles of waterways. In order for a waterway to be designated as an official Maryland Waterway, it must have an identified route, guides or maps for users, identified public access areas and be maintained by local agencies. For more information on safety, programs, routes and launches visit this informative site.
Tubing Down Gunpowder River- I am a huge tubing fan! If you’ve never experienced this, you are missing out. This is a great way to spend the day with friends or family. Pack a lunch, drinks and spend the day. The water is very chilly but refreshing on a hot summer day. This site contains information on where you may rent tubes, and the various places you can access the river.
Camp at One Of Our State Parks- Maryland offers plenty of options for the camping enthusiast. Whether you arte seasoned or a newbie, check it out! Our park system has over 2,000 campsites, including full service cabins, picnic shelters and areas with water, sewer and electric hookups. Enjoy the access to the parks where you may hike, fish and hunt, during seasons. For information and reservations, visit here.
Bike or Hike the Western Maryland Rail Trail- whether you love to bike, walk, jog or skate, this trail is perfect! It’s 23 miles of paved, maintained flat pavement. It winds through the rolling farmlands and forest, by the Potomac River. The trail is open from 8AM-sunset April-October and 10 AM to sunset November-March. For information on places to park and access the rail trail, visit this site.
Whitewater Raft on the Youghiogheny River- this experience is not for the faint of heart! Whether you are experienced or a newbie, these rapids are an exhilarating experience. Class V rapids are on this river. It is recommended you go with a tour guide, as this is a challenging river. Good Luck!
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