Maryland Travel Information

By | October 18, 2022

ATTRACTIONS: (some main ones)

Maryland, the birthplace of “The Star-Spangled Banner”, America’s National Anthem, offers a wide variety of things to see or do.

Top points of interest include Antietam National Battlefield; the picturesque Blue Ridge and Alleghenies; Assatigou Island National Seashore; Inner Harbor of Baltimore; areas of the Chesapeake Bay; Harper’s Ferry, Fort McHenry National Monument; the beaches of Ocean City; US Naval Academy in Annapolis and nearby Washington, DC.

  • Beautyphoon: Basic information about the U.S. state of Maryland, including state history, geography, population, economy, and politics.

The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal is a not-to-be-missed attraction. It parallels the Potomac River from Georgetown to Cumberland. This 185-mile adventure for all families offers numerous, cultural and outdoor entertainment opportunities.

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CITY ATTRACTIONS:

  • Annapolis
  • Baltimore

AGREEMENT AND VISITOR’S OFFICE:

  • Annapolis
  • Baltimore
  • cumberland
  • Easton
  • Ellicott City
  • Frederick
  • Salisbury
  • Silver Spring

GENERAL INTEREST:

  • Electricity: 110/120V, 60Hz
  • Times to Travel: With its beautiful coastal areas, numerous historical points of interest and stunning scenery, Maryland offers a wonderful family vacation destination any time of the year.

Maryland weather

Climate: Maryland experiences traditional spring, summer, fall and winter seasons.

The spring months are consistently mild with a few cloudy and rainy days. Summers are quite warm and humid with more moderate days and cooler nights in the western mountains and along the coastal areas.

  • Biotionary: Nickname of Maryland, covering state overview, travel information and most popular attractions.

Fall weather is crisp and often clear. Winter usually brings some snow, with the largest accumulations occurring in the Blue Ridge and Alleghenies.

Overall, January is the coldest month with average high temperatures of just over 30 degrees. Much colder conditions are common in the mountains.

June, July and August are the warmest months with average high temperatures around 80 degrees. Days in the 90s are quite common.

Annual precipitation averages around 45 inches, with lower amounts in the central panhandle region and slightly higher amounts in the western regions.

Seasonal Temperature Averages:
CUMBERLAND

High Temperatures (Fahrenheit/Celsius)

(Jan) 6/42 (Feb) 1/34 (March) 12/54 (April) 59/15

May 77/25 (June) 80/27 (July) 82/28 (August) 82/28

(September) 79/26 (October) 70/21 (November) 50/10 (December) 42/6

Low temperatures (Fahrenheit / Celsius)

(Jan) 28/-2 (February) 20/06 (March) 33/1 (April) 40/5

May 50/10 (June) 58/15 (July) 60/16 (August) 64/18

(September) 55/13 (October) 47/9 (November) 34/1 (December) 30/-1

OCEAN CITY

High Temperatures (Fahrenheit / Celsius)

(Jan) 50/9 (February) 40/4 (March) 54/12 (April) 60/15

May 71/21 (June) 81/26 (July) 84/29 (Aug) 84/29

(September) 79/26 (October) 73/22 (November) 56/13(December) 51/10

Low Temperatures (Fahrenheit / Celsius)

(Jan) 33/0 (February) 24/-4 (March) 35/1 (April) 42/5

May 51/10 (June) 63/16 (July )) 68/19 (August) 69/20

(September) 62/16 (October) 57/13 (November) 39/4 (December) 35/1

Harmony Hall

Harmony Hall, located in Fort Washington, Maryland, was established by the United States National Park Service in 1966. It is a typical Georgian building built of red brick during the 18th century. In addition to the building itself, an area of 260 square kilometers of land, including Broad Creek, the Potomac River and its tributaries, is under state protection.

The building was built around 1723 for William Tyler. The mansion was originally called Battersea, but was renamed Harmony Hall after 1792. At that time, brothers John and Walter Dunaney Addison lived here with their wives. They gave the house this name to remind us that even two couples can live in a harmonious whole.

In 1927, the house underwent an expensive renovation, financed by the then owner, Charles Wallace Collins (1879–1964). He was a prominent lawyer, writer and librarian. After he retired, he dedicated his life to the restoration and preservation of this monument. It was Collins who proposed Harmony Hall to the National Park Service.

Since 1985, the mansion was rented by the owner Frank Calhoun, who also lived here himself. He invested more than $1 million to maintain the house and preserve it. The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980 and rated as “excellent” in condition that same year. Harmony Hall has been closed to the public since November 2008.

Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network

The Chesapeake Bay is the largest bay in the United States of America located at the mouth of the Delaware River into the Atlantic Ocean. The area has great historical value, on September 5, 1781, an important naval battle took place here, which was part of the American War of Independence. The French fleet defeated the British fleet here.

In addition, in the years 1607 to 1608, Captain John Smith undertook an exploration expedition here, from which the first detailed map of the area has been preserved. It was laid out in 1612, creating America’s first national waterway. Nowadays, it is accessible to those interested all year round, only in winter some sections may be closed. The waterway depends mainly on the current weather. In this area, you can learn more about the historic expedition of John Smith, the lives of the native Indians, as well as the diverse fauna and flora found in the bay.

In the 1970s, the bay was so heavily polluted by industry and agricultural waste that it was declared a dead zone of the sea. The water contained so little oxygen that it was impossible for any life to exist in it. In addition, the bay became overgrown with extensive algae cultures that prevented sunlight from reaching the bottom. Thus, a number of plants, on which the fauna in the bay depended, disappeared from the water.

Fortunately, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation was established, which became interested in the issue of the bay. Her activities led to at least a partial improvement of the water condition in the bay, but the former diversity of nature in all its beauty could not be restored.

Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network