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Maryland Office of Tourism Development - State Tourist Information Site.
"So Many Things To Do . So Close Together"
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Allegany County
"The moutain side of Maryland. The American Adventure is more than a distant memory in Allegany County. The Mountain Side of Maryland offers visitors wonderful variety in a breathtaking natural setting. Spectacular vistas and overlooks, the striking beauty of pristine forests, and cool, clear mountain streams abound in our vast ridge and valley terrain. The vivid colors of fall in the mountains rival New England's finest!
Hunting, fishing, canoeing, biking, hiking, camping... Allegany County is the place for outdoor adventure."
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Annapolis & Anne Arundel County
"Captain Smith discovered the unique beauty of the Chesapeake Bay and you will, too, when you visit Annapolis and Anne Arundel County, which rests on the longest stretch of the bay in Maryland. Conveniently located to both Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, Annapolis looks much the same as it did when first laid out as Maryland's capital city in 1694.
Annapolis has one of the largest collections of 17th and 18th century houses in a single city in the country. The National Historic District is a tapestry of modest and great buildings, all within a walkable distance of each other."
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Baltimore Area
"Special attention was paid to the Inner Harbor area, where hotel, office buildings and entertainment facilities such as Harborplace, National Aquarium in Baltimore and Maryland Science Center replaced dilapidated wharves and warehouses. Other recent additions to Baltimore include the building of Oriole Park at Camden Yards, the city's new ballpark, and the establishment of NAACP headquarters in the city.
Today, Baltimoreans take pride in their city, eager to live and work here, and to take advantage of a city rich in culture and history. Influenced by the talent of writers Edgar Allen Poe and H.L. Mencken, musician James Hubert "Eubie" Blake and singer Billie Holiday, Baltimore continues to grow, boasting one of the most remarkable transformations in recent American history. "
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Baltimore County
" City. Only Minutes from the hustling downtown district of Baltimore City you'll find yourself in the serenity and beauty of country life and rural communities of Baltimore county. The County offers a unique blend of city life with rolling hills, historic towns, world famous horse farms, 173 miles of Chesapeake Bay waterfront areas, 6 public golf courses and 10,000 acres of park land which will provide visitors with a variety of interesting activities.
The County features a variety of hotels, motels and bed & breakfast facilities, one sure to suit your needs and budget. Visitors can also choose from elegant five star restaurants to casual dining at sidewalk cafes from over 300 restaurants located within Baltimore County."
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Calvert County
"Sail to a sandy beach for your own private picnic. Explore primordial wetlands of cypress trees and exotic birds. Hunt for fossils untouched for millions of years. Come to a land of uncommon adventure and unspoiled beauty - Southern Maryland's Calvert County. "
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Carroll County
"Piney Run Park features a 300 acre lake surrounded by acres of open space that provide unlimited opportunities for exploration of the natural environment. Canoes, rowboats, paddle boats and pavilions can be rented for a nominal fee. An exciting recreational opportunity for all ages can be found aboard the park's 20 passenger pontoon tour boat, the Ava Irene. Ice skating and cross-county skiing are offered during the winter months."
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"The beauty of the Eastern Shore and its waterways, the opportunity for boating and recreation, the tranquillity of a rural setting, and the ambiance of living history offer both visitors and residents a variety of pleasing experiences. A wealth of events and local entertainment makes a visit to Chestertown special at any time of the year and there are numerous accommodations in the area to make one's stay a memorable one."
Calendar of events can be reached through their homepage.
Deep Creek Lake
"Garrett County, in the mountains of Western Maryland, is the State's four-season vacation area. We offer 70,000 acres of public land, Deep Creek Lake (Maryland's largest freshwater lake), spectacular waterfalls and an array of accommodations and fine dining establishments. Recreational activities abound, including boating, swimming fishing, golfing, horseback riding, hiking, mountain biking, white water sports, downhill and cross country skiing, snowboarding, fairs and festivals."
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Dorchester County
"the Heart of Chesapeake Country. 'Yet I have loved one spot on earth,
one part of God's good world beyond the power to speak,
remembered well and kept in grateful heart,
my native shores along the Chesapeake'
Albert W. Dowling"
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"A retired couple that enjoys visiting Easton might think of the Waterfowl Festival in early November, the charm of the Historical Society, the Avalon Theater, and the Academy of the Arts; the fine restaurants and the hospitality of the Bed and Breakfast innkeepers; and the courtesy of the shopkeepers and the success of the Historic District in protecting the fine old buildings and gardens.
Sailors and sportsmen would be enthusiastic about the world class sailboat racing and cruising, and also fishing, hunting, and golfing."
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Frederick County
"During your stay you will enjoy the numerous specialty and antiques shops, art galleries, and restaurants. Outdoor enthusiasts will appreciate the state and local parks, vineyards, orchards, festivals, and recreational activities. Our overnight accommodations will compliment your visit providing a range of lodging sites that include campgrounds, bed and breakfast inns, and full-service hotels.
Frederick County, Maryland is less than one hour from Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and nearby Gettysburg, Antietam and Harpers Ferry. "
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We are an Historic Main Street community with many "turn of the century" homes. We are a Maryland Main Street designated community.
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Historic St. Mary's City
"Historic St. Mary's City is an exciting mix of colorful living history and fascinating archaeology, all set in a beautiful Tidewater landscape.
Lord Baltimore's 17th-century capital stands ready to be rediscovered. Exhibits at the outdoor museum include the square-rigged ship, the Maryland Dove, Godiah Spray's fine tobacco plantation, the reconstructed State House of 1676, a Woodland Indian hamlet, and much more. "
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Kent County
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Lower Eastern Shore
"From prehistoric times to the present, life on Maryland's Lower Eastern Shore has depended on the ocean, the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries, and the land between. Shell fishing, hunting, agriculture and boat-building--and, more recently, tourism--have sustained ways of life built on the resources of land and water. While many areas of the nation are seeking ways to market their "heritage," few regions can claim such a distinctive human ecology."
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New Market
"On behalf of the council, the merchants & the citizens, I welcome you to The Antiques Capital of Maryland,New Market. -- -- Frank Shaw, Town Mayor"
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Ocean City
"What a great, unique vacation beach resort! The weather is warm and inviting, the ocean and white sand beaches sparkling. The famous Boardwalk buzzes with activity and the entertainment is unsurpassed. Come take a virtual tour of Ocean City, Maryland and see why it has long been called "The East Coast's Number One Family Resort." "
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Rock Hall
"Rock Hall and the surrounding areas are perfect for those seeking outdoor recreation. Only about one square mile, the town is the perfect size for walking. For those who prefer to ride, Rock Hall and the surrounding "necks" are great for bicycling, due to flat landscape, wide open spaces and light traffic. Surrounded by water on three sides and locked in by farm fields on the north, Rock Hall offers some of the most beautiful vistas on the Eastern Shore. "
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St. Michaels
"On the morning of August 10, 1813, a number of British barges manned by marines shelled the town and attacked a fort on the harbor side. Residents, forewarned, had hoisted lanterns to the masts of ships and in the tops of the trees causing the cannons to overshoot the town. This first "blackout" was effective and only one house was struck. It is known as the "Cannonball House".
St. Michaels is now known as "The Town that Fooled The British".
Since 1963, when St. Michaels celebrated its Sesquicentennial of the "Battle with the British", it has been "rediscovered". The town offers a quiet charm and a safe, peaceful haven for a day, weekend or vacation to stroll the historic streets and museums. Fine restaurants and interesting shops add to the ambiance, making St. Michaels a visitor's delight. "
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St. Michaels - Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
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Somerset County
"We're real Chesapeake Country,
three centuries of Americana and still
fresh as the breeze off the Bay.
Discover what nature has kept for herself,
what history has passed on for generations...."
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Talbot County
"From incomparable waterways, verdant pastures and woodlands to the cultural riches of Historic towns, it is no wonder that towns in Talbot County have been rated among the best places to live in America for the 1980's and 1990's.
The natural ammenities of the County are enhanced by recreational activities such as water sports, public parks, rink ice skating, bicycling, golf, tennis, hunting, fishing, and crabbing .
Historic houses and attractions, museums, recreational and cultural activities make this area attractive to all ages."
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Tilghman Island
"Experience a small piece of paradise, in the agreeable latitudes of Maryland's Eastern Shore. Unspoiled. Authentic. Sprinkled with unexpected pleasures. All with an attitude that's noticeably...relaxed."
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Wicomico County
"Between the waters of the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay, Wicomico County is less than three hours away from Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Maryland and Wilmington, Delaware. The possibilities are all here. We're right in the middle of all the excitement. From our central location, all of the attractions that make the Chesapeake Bay region so unique are just a short drive away."
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Worcester County
"Whether dining on a terrace overlooking the ocean...scouring antique shops for that special treasure...or piloting a canoe amid cypress knees on the Pocomoke River...Worcester County will entertain you. "
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