Monday, August 20, 2012

Things to Do in Maryland USA


With an abundance of natural resources, diverse geography, historical landmarks, and thriving tourism industry, Maryland is one of the best vacation spots in the USA.

Several Maryland cities are famous for their culture. Baltimore is a bustling industrial port with an incredible number of weekly events and other things to do. Annapolis, Maryland's capital, is home to the Naval Academy, numerous historical buildings, and one of the nation's most famous sailing ports. In the western part of the state, cities like Frederick, Hagerstown, and Cumberland have plenty of history and culture.

One of the state's most important attractions is the Chesapeake Bay. While the upper bay is famous for its cities, the middle and lower bay is mainly occupied by small to mid-sized communities. On the western shore in southern Maryland are the fishing communities of Deale and Solomon's Island. On the eastern side of the bay, Chestertown, Easton, Saint Michaels, Cambridge, and Crisfield all have rich histories that are closely tied to the bay. In Tangier Sound, three small communities on Smith Island have been occupied by watermen for hundreds of years.

With scores of ports, Maryland is an excellent state for boating. Sailboat enthusiasts find the Chesapeake Bay to be an excellent body of water to explore. Cruisers, water skiers, and powerboaters also enjoy the bay and its many rivers. In some areas, canoes, kayaks, paddleboards, and other paddlecraft are popular. These small but useful boats allow enthusiasts to explore areas where larger boats cannot travel. 

For anglers, the list of things to do in Maryland is incredible. The state has outstanding opportunities for fishermen, including freshwater as well as saltwater fishing. Freshwater anglers will find trout streams, rivers, lakes, farm ponds, and other fishing areas. For those that prefer saltwater fishing, there are fishing piers, beaches for surf fishing, fishing aboard private boats, guided fishing trips, and deep sea fishing charters.

Nature lovers will also find plenty of activities in Maryland. Birdwatchers will find hundreds of species of birds, including songbirds, shorebirds, waterfowl, birds of prey, and other bird life. The state also has plenty of mammals such as whitetail deer, sika deer, black bear, coyote, red foxes, gray foxes, skunks, raccoons, oppossums, squirrels, chipmonks, groundhogs, and others. For herp enthusiasts, there are hundreds of species of turtles, snakes, lizards, frogs, toads, and other creatures.

For many visitors, Maryland beaches are a major attraction. On the Eastern Shore, there is Ocean City and Assateague Island. Although located near each other, the two beaches feature totally different atmospheres.
Ocean City is a bustling beach resort that receives millions of visitors annually. This nationally recognized vacation destination features lifeguards, well maintained beaches, a historic boardwalk, amusements, restaurants, museums, and other attractions.

Just to the South, Assateague Island lies in stark contrast to Ocean City. This barrier island is occupied by Assateague Island State Park as well as Assateague Island National Seashore. Its undeveloped beaches are occupied by wild ponies, deer, sea birds, and other wildlife. Visitors can swim, explore the island, collect shells, enjoy surf fishing, or simply enjoy the view.

Maryland 2012 Hunting and Fishing Day Expo

On September 22nd, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will host the State’s 2012 National Hunting and Fishing Day Celebration and Expo. The expo will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Associated Gun Clubs of Baltimore in Marriottsville.

The show will include more than 30 fishing and hunting clubs, conservation organizations and local businesses. A number of interactive activities will be available, including spin casting, waterfowl calling lessons, dog demonstrations, archery and target shooting with expert instructors. There will also be hunting and fishing displays and demonstrations.

Local sponsors of the event include the National Wild Turkey Federation-Maryland Chapter, National Wildlife Federation, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Safari Club International- Chesapeake Chapter, Baltimore County Game and Fish Protective Association, Tudor Farms Inc., Maryland Fur Trappers Inc., and the Maryland Bowhunters Society.

The event will take place at the Associated Gun Clubs of Baltimore, 11518 Marriottsville Rd., Marriottsville, Md. 21104. Citizens who would like more information, or those who are interested in becoming a vendor, may call 410-260-8537 or visit dnr.state.md.us/wildlife/Hunt_Trap/NHFD/index.asp

source: MD DNR

Accohannock Indian Tribe 2012 Fall Festival and Pau-Wau

The Nineteenth Annual Accohannock Indian Tribe Fall Festival and Pau-Wau will be held at Bending Water Park near Marion, Md October 20-21, 2012.

The 2012 Fall Pau-Wau, entitled "Healing of All Nations," will be held rain or shine in the dance circle under the NEW pavilion.

Demonstrations will include:

* Native American tool making, weaponry and survival skills

* Native American dancers and story telling

Vendors include:
* Native American crafts, materials, books, jewelry, music, food, and more

* Famous Accohannock Oyster Sandwiches, Seafood, Indian Tacos, Buffalo Burgers and more

Location:

Bending Water Park
28325 Farm Market Road
Marion Station, Maryland 21838
Public Welcome!
Donation $4.00 (Boy and Girl Scouts in uniform and children five and under are free)
Gate open from 10 AM to 5 PM
Saturday Grand Entry at 12 Noon
Sunday Grand Entry at 1 PM

Bring your lawn chairs or blankets for a delightful experience

NO ALCOHOL - NO DRUGS - NO PETS

For information see http://www.indianwatertrails.com/

or contact:
Beverly Council
phone: 410-623-2660
email: accohannock@verizon.net

source: www.indianwatertrails.com

Friday, August 10, 2012

2012 Bay Harvestfest

Bay Harvestfest 2012 will be held on Saturday, October 6, 2012 from 12-6 pm in North Beach, Maryland. The festival features seafood, live music, vendors, arts, crafts, and other attractions.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Things to Do in Ocean City Maryland




Ocean City Maryland is one of the top beach resorts in the Mid Atlantic region of the USA. This family-oriented beach town is located within a few hours of Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington D.C., and other Atlantic cities.

For visitors, the list of things to do in Ocean City is endless. Although much of the activity revolves around the summer season, there are events during every season.

The following list includes a few of the most popular types of recreation in Ocean City:

 - go swimming, sunbathing, boogie boarding, or surfing
 - tour the historic boardwalk
 - go to an amusement park, water park, or go-kart racing
 - fly a kite
 - hunt for sea shells
 - take a beachfront rocket boat tour
 - eat local seafood including crabs, scallops, clams, oysters, and fish
 - attend a festival such as SunFest, Harbor Days, or others
 - visit for Bike Week or car shows
- try saltwater fishing on theOceanic Fishing Pier, OC Fishing Pier, or Ocean City Jetty.
 - go deep sea fishing
 - attend the White Marlin Open or other major deep sea fishing tournaments
 - visit nearby Assateague Island, including Assateague State Park and Assateague National Seashore
 - check out local museums
 - visit expos or shows on waterfowl, art, boats, fishing, etc.
 - tour the Festival of Lights during the winter season