FIVE DAY TRIPS TO TAKE THIS SPRING
For Maryland Residents
It’s the perfect time of year to take a day trip! We’ve selected some locations that are less than two hours away sure to make your weekend memorable.
Calvert Cliffs State Park
Address:10540 H. G Trueman Road Lusby, MD
Description:The massive cliffs, from which Calvert Cliffs State Park was named, dominate the shoreline of the Chesapeake Bay for roughly 24 miles in Calvert County. They were formed over 10 to 20 million years ago when all of Southern Maryland was covered by a warm, shallow sea. When the sea receded the cliffs were exposed and began eroding. Today these cliffs reveal the remains of prehistoric species, including sharks, whales, rays and seabirds that were the size of small airplanes.
Attrractions: sandy beach, unique fossils, an accessible recycled tire playground, fishing, a freshwater and tidal marshland and 13 miles of hiking trails.
Cost: $5 per car
Address: Located off I95
Description: Chesapeake City is the only town in Maryland that is situated on a working commercial canal. Most of its interesting 19th-century architecture remains intact, and the area that encompasses it on the south bank has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Attrractions: Unique shops, restaurants, C&D canal trail, Brewery and vineyard, Canal Museum, Pell Gardens and Water Tours,
Parking: map link https://chesapeakecity.com/mapandparking.php
Description: Longwood Gardens is a botanical garden that consists of over 1,077 acres of gardens, woodlands, and meadows.
Attrractions: Conservatory, Pierce DuPont house, fountain garden and many other stunning botanical attractions.
Cost: $25 adult tickets
Address: 171 Shoreline Drive, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
Description: Harpers Ferry is a town in West Virginia. Paths wind through Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, which has 19th-century buildings, a Civil War Museum and John Brown’s Fort.The Appalachian Trail
Attrractions: Appalachian Trail, Civil War museum, John Browns Fort, Multiple Overlooks, Joy RR company and train museum
Cost:$20 per car
Address: 1416 Telegraph Rd. Rising Sun, MD 21911
Plumpton Park Zoo
Description: A fascinating country zoo in a lovely peaceful setting. The zoo has over 250 animals including a beautiful Siberian tiger, zebras, giraffes, monkey, cougar, camels, deer, and more.
Attrractions: Many varied animals, Petting Zoo
Cost: $12- $19
Website https://plumptonparkzoo.org/hours-and-tickets/Posted by Streett Hopkins Admin on