“America In Miniature” Is The Perfect Location To Start The New Year

post by Kristina Thomas

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Lovingly nicknamed “America In Miniature” Maryland has it all! Nature lovers will find everything but a desert and history lovers will enjoy living in an area that has been crucial to the founding of our country.  We currently have 29 open positions across the state! Apply here https://verornportal.com/createprofile

Scenic Byways

Maryland has 18 different byways all worthy candidates of your day off road trip! 

Hallowed Ground scenic byway will take you through small towns and countryside, but a favorite stop-off point is Cunningham Falls State Park, you won’t want to miss this beautiful 78-foot tall waterfall.

Antietam Campaign will take you along 126 miles of rural roads to the site of the Battle of Antietam and Burnside Bridge.

Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Scenic Byway will take you along the eastern shoreline as you trek the trails and safe houses used in the Underground Railroad to escape slavery. A beautiful and historic trip indeed.

When you’ve finished the eastern shoreline you will want to travel the western shore along the Chesapeake Bay. Starting in Annapolis and traveling to Plum Point you are sure to enjoy many stops made in the quaint shore towns along the way.

Cuisine & Seafood

As many native Marylanders will tell you the food is something you can not find anywhere else! If you love seafood this is your perfect location!

First, you will definitely have to have steamed crabs at least once during your time in Maryland! And don’t forget the Old Bay! Continue your crab feast with a delicious crab cake and wash it down with Maryland’s favorite beer Natty Boh. Although crab reigns king in these parts you will want to enjoy all of the seafood this area has to offer from oysters to rockfish. Some other regional treats are Thrashers French Fries, Fisher’s Popcorn, Pit Beef, Coddies, Berger Cookies, and Smith Layer Cake. 

Historic Sites

Maryland has been an influential player in our country’s history and is home to a large collection of historical sites. If American History is something you love to explore you will find no shortage in Maryland!

Here is a shortlist of places to visit to get you started:

Antietam National Battlefield

Baltimore Civil War Museum

Dr. Samuel A. Mudd House & Museum

Fort McHenry National Monument & Historic Shrine* Arrive at dusk to witness the folding of the flag and walk the grounds that inspired Francis Scott Key to write the Star-Spangled Banner.

The Ultimate Guide To The Underground Railroad Sites- Learn the stories and witness key stops in the Underground Railroad This guide is a great tool to make sure you don’t miss anything: https://www.visitmaryland.org/article/ultimate-guide-to-underground-railroad-sites 

Monocacy National Battlefield

National Museum of Civil War Medicine

Point Lookout State Park *Considered one of the most haunted places in America.

We have only scratched the surface of all there is to see and do in Maryland! Sign up for your next travel assignment with Vero https://verornportal.com/createprofile

Happy Traveling!

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