The Capital Wheel in Maryland lets you marvel the waterfront of the Potomac River. The Ferris wheel is one of the amazing places to visit in the ‘Old Line State’. Aside from that, the US State that borders Washington DC is home to several national parks and scenic mountains. Below is a compilation of must-visit places in Maryland, which you can catch while on a Washington DC tour.
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal
The C&O Canal along the northern flanks of the Potomac River, starting from DC and up to Cumberland, was in operation during the early 1900’s. It was converted into a parkway run by the National Park Service in the 1970’s. Now, the canal is drained and is a forest reclaimed land. However, its towpath is still a favorite destination for those wanting to hike, jog, or bicycle along the canal.
Swallow Falls State Park
The tributary of the Youghiogheny River flows through the borders of this park situated in Oakland. The river tributary creates plenty of turbulent rapids and sublime gorges. When you are in this park, go visit the 53-foot Muddy Creek Falls. It is a remarkable sight to behold much like most waterfalls.
The tall hemlock plants are a salient feature in the wilderness of the park. However, note that you would need to pay a small service charge to get an entry to the park depending upon where you come from, and which time of the year you make the Maryland trip.
Antietam National Battlefield
The Army of the Potomac led by General George McClellan waged a battle against the forces led by General Robert E. Lee along the Antietam Creek nearby Sharpsburg town in 1862. It is known as the ‘Battle of Antietam’.
The battlefield in Maryland devoted to that epic chapter in America’s history is a landmark worth exploring while touring Washington DC. If you are eager to know the traces of American Civil War, this is the site to be in alongside Pry House Field Hospital Museum.
Deep Creek Lake
This artificial lake in Maryland has perfect spots for outdoor recreation. During the winter season, the frozen mountains around the lake welcome skiing as a form of recreation. During the summer, playing golf in the golf courses there is a popular attraction.
Besides that, you can also partake in water sports in the lake or go for a ride on a carriage on the Miller’s Farm near the lake.