Kids Camping Guide | Maryland

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Kids Camping Guide | Maryland

kids-at-farm-marylandTop 10 Things for Kids to Do in Maryland | Visit an Aquarium, Hit the beach, Look for wild ponies | Try your hand at farming | Learn about the Civil War

Kids Guide to Maryland

Top 10 Things for Kids to Do in Maryland

Visitors to Maryland of all ages will learn that it is a state filled with fascinating destinations and attractions. This state has places of historic importance including battlefields and homes of important figures in U.S. history. Maryland also has destinations with great natural beauty. Children are sure to love visiting Maryland and will find many activities and destinations to explore.

01  Go to the National Aquarium in Baltimore, where you can see thousands of animals, including dolphins, amphibians, octopi, Australian animals and more

02  Visit the location where the National Anthem was first written at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine

03  Climb to the top of the Turkey Point Lighthouse in Elk Neck State Park

04  Participate in hands on activities at the Oxon Hill Farm

05  Keep an eye out for the Chincoteague wild ponies at the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge

06  Enjoy the sun at Ocean City Beach, and walk on the boardwalk

07  Watch a Civil War artillery demonstration at Fort Washington Park

08  Learn all about horse-drawn vehicles including carriages, carts and sleighs at the Thrasher Carriage Museum

09  Hike on one of the trails in Maryland's network of Civil War Trails

10  See where the Baltimore & Ohio railroad began, at the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum


Go crabbing & eat fresh crab

  • The pier at Matapeake State Park; first exit after you cross the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. 
  • Sandy Point State Park rents boats with low HP motors.  You want to exit the pond where the boat rental is and enter the Chesapeake Bay.  As you exit the pond both bridges will be on your right.  You'll also see many crabpots.  As soon as you can find an area with only a few crabpots, cross under both bridges and continue south along the western shore of the bay for a couple hundred yards.  You'll see some coves where you can anchor.  Crabtraps and hand lines work here.
  • About 17 miles down Route 50 is a right-hand turnoff to Route 213.  Follow this to Route 662 and Wye Landing Lane.  At the end of the lane is Wye Landing and Schnaitman's, where you can rent a rowboat.  Jumbo crabs here.  Arrive early as the rentals go quickly, especially on weekends.  With rowing, you won't want to go too far away from the docks.  The cove, immediately across from the docks has crabs, as does the shore line to the right of the docks. Handlines and crabtraps work here.