We’ve all heard the saying, take a hike. What better way to shrug off stress, blow away the cobwebs, and get an enjoyable workout? When we start to grow roots in our office chairs, it’s time to get outside and explore the beautiful and varied terrain of Maryland’s nature trails. From rugged mountain hikes to less strenuous routes, there is a path that will work for everyone, and they encompass many of the most stunning vistas that Maryland has to offer.
When it is time to take a break from your space at My Annapolis Office, make sure you have your essentials such as your compass, water, and bug spray. Then you can get hiking! Here are a few parks with unique trails and historical notes bound to rock your world.
Over forty miles of this famous trail cross through Maryland, and the scenery is simply breathtaking. Home to the famous Annapolis Rock, an overhang offering miles upon miles of panoramic view, you are bound to find the perfect picture moment. This trail is considered safe and easy enough for novice hikers to consider, and the Maryland portion is among the most hiker friendly.
Rocks State Park
Feel like royalty? Why not head up a trail favored by many hikers to the outcrop known as the King and Queen seat. Here you will experience incredible woodland views one hundred and ninety feet over Deer Creek, where you can enjoy activities like tubing and fishing. If you prefer a waterier vista, try the Kilgore Falls area. There are a few picnic areas making the area ideal for family outings or quiet solo trips. Reservations are required for weekend visits.
If you are a fan of history, then Sugarloaf is an interesting location. Part of the Civil War as a signal station, and the over five-mile trail loops around this historic and rolling countryside, along quartzite cliffs. Located in the Washington D.C. and Baltimore area of Maryland, Sugarloaf Mountain recreation area is a feast for the eyes and mind.
Number Nine Trolley Trail
For an easier escape with the family, especially young children, check out the Number Nine Trolley Trail. You are walking along a historic trolley line built in the late eighteen hundreds whose distance from end to end is under two miles. The scenery is lovely and relaxing, and you can grab a bite to eat in the small towns at either end.
Elk Neck State Park
If you want to explore the area vistas around the Chesapeake Bay, Elk Neck State Park is a beautiful location between the Bay and Elk River in Cecil County. There are several trails that all take you to enjoy relaxing and peaceful water views. For some added recreation activities, check out the historic Turkey Point Lighthouse trail and the northeast beach area to enjoy a swim or some water sports like kayaking.
The options are almost limitless for finding beautiful trails to explore throughout Maryland. Consult with the professional staff at My Annapolis Office for suggestions, especially if you are looking for a location close at hand. Otherwise, visit the Maryland Office of Tourism to find out more.