With so many options, where will you go?
The next stop on our tour through the U.S. is Maryland! Maryland is a state you have to experience to believe all the amazing sensations that are in store for you. From a haunted college to an island of wild horses, we’re strapping ourselves in the driver’s seat and not stopping until we’ve seen all Maryland has to offer!
Gaze at wild horses
As it’s the only campsite in Maryland that borders the ocean, there’s plenty to do at Assateague State Park, such as gazing out across the water to an island where wild horses roam free. See them dancing in the sun, their manes snapping in the wind – and if you ever get tired of that sight, you can fish, swim, or surf. There’s a playground for the kids, plenty of picnic areas, a place where Fido can stretch his legs, and a whole list of camping amenities. Take advantage of the hiking trails and mountain biking locations. Be sure to book in advance, as this destination is a popular one and fills up fast!
Get ready for a spooky visit … or ruins
If you’re in the mood for a scare when you visit Maryland, there’s no better place to find it than at St. Mary’s College. Opened in the 1800s to train young men looking to become priests, the college was officially abandoned in 1972. Since then, it’s become haunted by all sorts of local legends and is a place few venture to unless they’re looking for a fright – or to get some bragging rights.
As one may expect, the college has fallen into terrible disrepair as the years have worked their might, but one thing is still standing in the darkness, offering solace in that haunted place: the original altar that was built with the school so many years ago.
Foodies, listen up
If you’re looking for a place where you’ll have access to great eateries throughout Maryland, then you won’t want to miss Bay Shore Campground. Many great restaurants populate the area, and you may decide you don’t want to cook at all while you’re there.
Once you’ve taken in all the places there are to eat, relax by the water or go for a swim. If you feel like getting in a good workout, there are courts where you can shoot some hoops or challenge your family to a game of volleyball. Bathhouses are on hand if you need them, or you can visit the local shops in the area.
Maybe it’s history you crave
If you want to glimpse into the past of our storied nation, you need only stop by the town of Sandy Spring to see a major stop along the Underground Railroad. Many slaves fleeing to the North stopped in this town to seek shelter, and you can hike through the location to see many points of interest that you’d otherwise likely only learn about through history lessons. To get to the main historical site, you’ll need to hike 2 miles over uneven ground, so be prepared.
Experience breathtaking views
Catoctin Mountain Park has several different campgrounds for you to choose from, and each of them will award you with a different view of amazing, mountainous landscapes. It’s off the beaten path and isn’t suited for RVs more than 22 feet in length, but once you get there, you’ll find there are plenty of programs for kids and adults alike. There are more than 25 miles of hiking trails with many levels of difficulty and even lodges to camp in if you want to get out of your RV for a few nights.
Did you enjoy our trip through Maryland with us? We hope you have an amazing adventure when you go – and if you’re new to RVing, check out all the great blogs on the RV Advisor to get you RVing like a pro in no time!