19 Spectacular State Parks in Maryland

From the beaches of Assateague Island to the rolling hills of Patapsco Valley State Park, these green havens provide plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation, relaxation, and family fun.

The park is home to over 60 miles of hiking trails, making it a popular destination for hikers and nature enthusiasts.

Seneca Creek State Park

Cunningham Falls State Park

The 78-foot cascade tumbles down a rocky cliff into a picturesque pool, making it a popular spot for swimming and picnicking in the summer.

The park spans over 16,000 acres and eight developed recreational areas, making it the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of city life.

Patapsco Valley State Park

Assateague Island State Park

Assateague State Park is located on an island off the coast of Maryland and is best known for its free-roaming ponies. These ponies are feral horses that have been roaming the island for centuries.

Located in Western Maryland, the park is home to Deep Creek Lake – the state's largest freshwater lake.

Deep Creek Lake State Park

The park is home to Maryland's highest free-falling waterfall, the Muddy Creek Fall, which freely flows down a rocky mountain into a delineated pool.

Swallow Falls State Park

The park's cliffs are among the tallest on the East Coast and provide visitors with stunning views of the Chesapeake Bay.

Calvert Cliffs State Park

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