Winter is a depressing time of year for many. You’ve spent all your Christmas money, it’s time to eat healthy, and the prospect of a summer vacation is so far away it seems like we’ll have the next Olympics before then! But there are glimmers of hope in the dull and dreary winters.
With my beloved USA under the political microscope it is easy to forget just what a wonderful country it really is. The States have so much to offer, and there are some beautiful places to explore. Sure, there are many destinations that Brits tend to frequent – Florida, New York, Las Vegas; but there are also some less popular places that are just as beautiful! If you have ever thought about being a bit more explorative with your holiday time, Maryland is a state that many people don’t talk about enough anymore!
If your neighbours are Washington D.C. and Pennsylvania you may tend to fly a bit under the radar. Maybe The Wire has a little something to do with it? Either way, there are so many things for you to do in the beautiful state of Maryland, whether you are taking a family holiday or just want to go exploring on your own. Enjoy the winter for what it is, a beautiful white canvas, ready for painting your lovely adventures on. Here are a couple of choice places to go in Maryland on your winter break.
Wisp Ski Resort
If winter for you means the opportunity to go skiing then you can’t go too far wrong with this resort! Located in the west of Garrett County and next to the Deep Creek Lake, Wisp Resort is the only ski resort in Maryland. There are many opportunities to get your ski on with this place. With new trails added in recent years and additional chair lifts, it is increasing its scope for cross country skiers all the time. Its total exceeds 32 trails, and as there are plenty of lodging opportunities, from a 168 unit hotel at the base of the mountain, and there are hundreds of homes and condos available to rent in the Deep Creek Lake region as well as countless amounts of places to go for food. And anyone who has seen my post about American food knows I like good quality food!
Rated as one of the 15 best getaways on The Crazy Tourist, Chesapeake Beach is one of Maryland’s places of natural beauty. Take in some of the most gorgeous sea views, relax on the beach or in the comfort of the Chesapeake Beach Resort where you can eat some amazing food – including the famous Maryland Crab Cakes. If you’re looking for a more active time you can go kayaking, jet skiing or paddle boarding! There is something for everyone on this tranquil resort that shows what Maryland really has to offer.
The Western Maryland Scenic Railroad
If you’re a bit of a railroad history buff or you want to take in the scenes of Maryland in style, the WMSR offers a rail route like no other. Starting from Cumberland and goes through Wills Creek, via the Allegheny Front and ends up in Frostburg, where you can go and visit the town. If you wanted to splash a bit more cash, you can upgrade from the Standard Coach to Lounge Class or Dining Service, where you are served wonderful meals and desserts while taking in the gorgeous views of the dizzying heights of Maryland through history.