What to See When You RV - Maryland Edition

Posted on May 15, 2018

Maryland is a small state, so you can cross it easily. Whatever your choice of vacation, you will find it there - from big city exhilaration to fascinating lakes for fishing and swimming, to wooded mountains for hiking and biking, or to sandy beaches for relaxing your cares away.

Explore the beauty and wonder of this diverse state. Northern Maryland touts 18th century buildings and Civil War sites, whereas the Central part of the state boasts Baltimore, its largest city, Annapolis, and, of course, just a hop, skip and a jump away is Washington, D. C. The Southern region offers much in recreational activities for unique camping destinations all four seasons.

Discover the rich history of Annapolis, while soaking up the charm of one of the country’s oldest cities. Tours of famed Chesapeake Bay, local waterways, and the United States Naval Academy provide the visitor with interesting historical facts that are sure to delight and educate.

Another historic sight is Antietam National Battlefield, where you will hear amazing stories of loss and sacrifice. National Harbor, on the Potomac River, is a great family destination. The kids, as well as adults, will love the 180-foot tall Ferris wheel (Capital Wheel) from which you can view the White House and the National Mall. Hiking and biking trails are available for your pleasure, as well as a pirate ship and outdoor movies during the summer.

Feast your eyes on the 207-acre Cylburn Arboretum in Baltimore, where you will enjoy picturesque nature trails with dazzling wildflowers as you appreciate the nature that surrounds you. Numerous gardens offer a variety of flowers, birds, and trees. For more of nature’s splendor, consider the Howard P. Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens and experience exotic plants from Australia, Africa and Asia.

In St. Mary’s City, see the re-creation of a 17th century village and listen to docents explain what life was like during that time as you walk through the community. Artifacts from the era help you visualize how the villagers worked and lived. Different hands-on experiences, such as churning butter and shooting a bow and arrow, will excite, educate and entertain.

Near Waldorf, see the home of Dr. Samuel Mudd, who set the leg of John Wilkes Booth after he broke it, escaping from the theater where he had assassinated President Abraham Lincoln.

Motorhomes bring nature as close as you want it to be. The scenic byways, historical sites and monuments, exciting amusements, restaurants, and the myriad outdoor festivities make RVs a great way to move about the country. Whether you are driving a Class A motorhome, an RUV (recreational utility vehicle), or a Class C motorhome, you are sure to find how naturally your camping experience will create a sense of peace and tranquility.

Campgrounds dot the landscape and provide untold opportunities for hunting, fishing, hiking and biking. Consider the Class A toy hauler to transport the playthings you will need to participate in these exciting sports. Campgrounds are mostly located within easy access of historic sights and kid-friendly experiences, making your gas RV or diesel RV the perfect home- base that allows you to explore surrounding areas.

Maryland’s place in history is cemented as one of the first of the 13 original colonies. Exploring it makes us proud of the freedom we enjoy as a direct result of the colonies’ fight for freedom.

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