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Maryland Hikes: Rocky Gap Canyon

I recently found out that there are no naturally occurring lakes in all of Maryland!  Maryland does have a couple lakes and large reservoirs, but they are all man made. Rocky Gap Canyon State Park is home to one of those manmade lakes, Lake Habeeb.  Located just 10 minutes outside of Cumberland Maryland in Allegany County,… Continue reading Maryland Hikes: Rocky Gap Canyon

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Maryland Hikes: North Point State Park

When we lived in Baltimore, one of my favorite places to go to was North Point State Park. Located on the Chesapeake Bay in Edgemere, Maryland, just 30 minutes from Baltimore, North Point State Park has walking and biking trails, a small beach, picnic areas, a beautiful stone pier, a visitor center, and a large… Continue reading Maryland Hikes: North Point State Park

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Maryland Hikes: Antietam National Battlefield

I have discovered a very beautiful place in Maryland recently. It is Antietam National Battlefield, located in Sharpsburg, Maryland. The park, site of the bloodiest day in America's history, where over 23,000 men were killed in one day, is truly a national treasure.  I remembered reading about that battle in high school, but had no idea… Continue reading Maryland Hikes: Antietam National Battlefield

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Maryland Hikes: Catoctin Mountain Park, the Hog Rock Trail

Since I moved to Maryland 3 years ago, I have been consistently on the look out for hiking spots. When I lived in downtown Baltimore, I had to rely on friends or public transportation, so I mostly explored the parks within Baltimore's city limits.  Since getting  a car, I've been able to branch out into… Continue reading Maryland Hikes: Catoctin Mountain Park, the Hog Rock Trail