Heading outdoors is always great. The great outdoors is the best way to really experience America. And it’s usually not that expensive, either.
Outdoor activities are great for families, date nights, and solo outings. In Maryland, there’s no shortage of things to do outdoors. In fact, it’s one of the most beautiful states in the country.
If you need some ideas, here are some fun outdoor activities you could do this weekend in Maryland.
1. The Coast
Who doesn’t like a nice trip to the beach?
Depending on the time of year, the Maryland coast might not be the best for swimming. But it’s always the right time of year for a nice seaside walk.
And there’s always some delicious seafood in season. Maryland is particularly known for its crabs. Going crabbing could be a great adventure.
Get your hands a bit dirty and learn how to actually fish. Or take a sailing lesson and get out on the water yourself.
If you just want to enjoy the food, head to a small town and visit a local restaurant. Ask what the specialty of the day is.
There are also several boardwalks that are great for a fun evening.
2. Dispensary Visits
Sometimes it’s nice to just relax on the weekend.
In Maryland, it’s relatively easy to do that thanks to the loosened cannabis legislation. It’s even easier because there are several good dispensaries.
Here’s information from Veriheal about the cannabis industry in Maryland.
If you want to enjoy weed, you should always buy it from a licensed dispensary or a legitimate shop. It’s the only way to ensure that you’re getting a high-quality product.
And the only way to encourage better cannabis legislation is to enjoy it responsibly and purchase legal weed.
If getting high isn’t your thing, that’s fine. There’s still a lot you could gain out of a dispensary visit.
Dispensary staff are experts when it comes to cannabis. They can answer all of your questions and tell you what you want to know. And they have more than just ordinary cannabis.
Dispensaries also carry CBD products. CBD products don’t have much THC in them, so it’s impossible to get high using them. But they contain most of the medical benefits of the cannabis plant.
You won’t know if it works until you try it.
You might wonder what a city is doing on this list.
But Baltimore has a lot of great outdoor activities for you to enjoy. There are several great city parks that you can explore.
The Baltimore Zoo is also one of the country’s most popular. It’s a great place to take kids or bring your date. The aquarium is also worth a visit, too.
For a city walk, wander through Little Italy. It’s not as expensive as the one in New York and isn’t as touristy.
The city is relatively safe, so you don’t need to worry about walking around.
Several Maryland wineries have been making a name for themselves.
Here’s a list from Coastal Wine Trail of wineries that you can visit in Maryland. All of these wineries are small, family-owned businesses.
They focus on small production wines. Most of these wines pair perfectly with fresh Maryland crab or other types of seafood.
Sign up for a tour and wander through the vineyards. Maybe even make a weekend trip out of it and stay the night at a bed and breakfast.
The prices are definitely better than in California, and the hospitality is much more down to earth.
5. State Parks
There’s no better place to enjoy nature than a state park.
Maryland is home to several great state parks where you can camp, grill, or just go out for a nice hike.
In total, there are fifty-four state parks in Maryland. So, you could visit one every weekend for a year and still not have seen them all!
Even though Maryland is quite small, there’s a nice amount of diversity here. Chesapeake Bay offers a totally different aesthetic than the inland parks.
Bring your camera or a journal to sketch.
Maryland is a wonderful place to live and visit. You won’t run out of fun things to do outdoors.