Maryland Natural Park Wonders

National and State Wonders Found in the Old Line State:

Maryland, known for its delicious blue crabs, is divided into two sections by the Chesapeake Bay -- the Eastern Shore on the Delmarva Peninsula and the rest of the state the West Shore -- with the Potomac River on western and southern borders.

Let us be your guide to discovering these natural wonders. Follow the links below to obtain more information, insider tips, and pictures, as well as ideas for where to stay when visiting.

Maryland Welcome Sign National Seashores:

  • Assateague Island National Seashore [Official Site]

    National Scenic Trails:
  • Appalachian National Scenic Trail [Official Site]
  • Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail [Official Site]

    National Recreation Trails:
  • Annapolis Rock Hiker Campground and Trail
  • Baltimore and Annapolis Trail Park
  • Beach to Bay Indian National Recreation Trail
  • Cross Island Trail
  • The Great Allegheny Passage
  • Potomac River Water Trail
  • Green Ridge State Forest Trail System
  • Rock Creek Trail
  • Sligo Creek Parkway Trail
  • Assateague Island National Seashore


    National Wildlife Refuges:
  • Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge
  • Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge
  • Martin National Wildlife Refuge
  • Patuxent Research Refuge
  • Susquehanna River National Wildlife Refuge

    National Scenic Roads and Byways:
  • Catoctin Mountain Scenic Byway
  • Chesapeake Country Scenic Byway
  • George Washington Memorial Parkway
  • Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway
  • Historic National Road
  • Suitland Parkway

    Maryland State Parks, Campgrounds, Recreational Areas: Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge
  • Assateague State Park
  • Big Run State Park
  • Calvert Cliffs State Park
  • Casselman River State Park
  • Cedarville State Forest
  • Chapel Point State Park
  • Cunningham Falls State Park
  • Dan's Mountain State Park
  • Deep Creek Lake State Park
  • Elk Neck State Park
  • Fair Hill Natural Resources Management Area
  • Fort Frederick State Park
  • Gambrill State Park
  • Garrett State Forest
  • Gathland State Park
  • Green Ridge State Forest
  • Greenbrier State Park
  • Greenwell State Park
  • Gunpowder Falls State Park
  • Hart-Miller Island State Park
  • Herrington Manor State Park
  • Janes Island State Park
  • Martinak State Park
  • Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary and Visitors Center
  • Morgan Run Natural Environment Area
  • New Germany State Park
  • North Point State Park
  • Patapsco Valley State Park
  • Patuxent River State Park
  • Pocomoke River State Park
  • Deep Creek Lake State Park
  • Pocomoke State Forest
  • Point Lookout State Park
  • Potomac State Forest
  • Purse State Park
  • Rocks State Park
  • Rocky Gap State Park
  • Rosaryville State Park
  • Sandy Point State Park
  • Savage River State Forest
  • Seneca Creek State Park
  • Smallwood State Park
  • Soldier's Delight Natural Resources Management Area
  • South Mountain State Park
  • St. Clement's Island State Park
  • St. Mary's River State Park
  • Susquehanna State Park
  • Swallow Falls State Park
  • Tuckahoe State Park
  • Washington Monument State Park
  • Western Maryland Rail Trail
  • Wye Island State Natural Resources Management Area
  • Wye Oak State Park
  • Youghiogheny River State Park

    State Scenic Roads and Byways: Swallow Falls State Park, Maryland
  • Antietam Campaign Byway
  • Blue Crab Scenic Byway
  • Booth's Escape
  • Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Byway
  • Falls Road
  • Horses and Hounds Scenic Byway
  • Lower Susquehanna Scenic Byway
  • Mason and Dixon Byway
  • Mountain Maryland Byway
  • National Historic Seaport
  • Old Main Streets
  • Roots and Tides Byway
  • Star-Spangled Banner Byway


    Maryland Tourism: 866-639-3526

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