Bonus: there is a winery for reward at the base of the mountain.
Sometimes beauty is discovered in the most unlikeliest of places and such is the case with the ruins of St. High up on a hill overlooking the Patapsco River, you can find the ruins of what was St.
Find this mountain and park just 10 miles South of Frederick and take the 5.5-mile Blue Trail Loop for some amazing year-round views.
Even amateur hikers can make it to white rocks, where views of rolling hills change color depending on the season.
But the end result is countless rows of the happiest flowers on the planet staring back at you.
The Potomac River acts as the border between Maryland and Virginia, but its greatest site, the Great Falls, is located 14 miles upstream from DC and belongs to the Old Line State.
The best views of the series of 20ft falls are offered on the bank of the C&O Canal parkland, on the Billy Goat Trail on Bear Island, and at vantage points on Olmsted Island.Watch out for the adventurous folks using the falls to kayak, whitewater raft, rock climb, and hike along.People sometimes call Maryland “America in miniature” because it’s pretty much got all landscapes (mountain, city, farmland, ocean) covered.But where, exactly, should you go for that transcendent mountaintop view, rushing waterfall backdrop, or the other most Instagrammable spots in the state? There's plenty to marvel at within the 22 acres of the Ladew Topiary Garden, which was established by 1930s hard-partying huntsman Harvey S. The grounds contain 15 garden spaces, as well as countless detailed topiaries (one depicting an entire fox hunt scene).But the biggest stunner might be the serene space of the Iris Garden, with 770 plants of iris varieties from around the world, a koi pond filled with vibrant fish and delicate lilies, and a giant recreation of a Chinese sailing ship.
Planted every year in July, the sunflowers don’t start blooming until mid-September at this Harford County farm.