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Maryland Road Trip & Day Trip Ideas

Looking for something awesome to do in Maryland this weekend? Check out these 4 ideas for road trips in Maryland that can also be quick day trips! Grab the whole family and start exploring.

Upper Chesapeake Bay Lighthouse Road Trip

Head up to Chesapeake Bay for fantastic views and lighthouses! Start at the Concord Point Lighthouse in the northernmost point of Chesapeake Bay. Next, head to Susquehanna State Park where you can see a working farm as well as an awesome museum for the kids. Next, drive to Conowingo Dam for a 9,000 acre lake, one of the only lakes in Maryland where you can water ski and boat. Finally, North East, Maryland to the campgrounds of Chesapeake Bay where the Turkey Point Lighthouse is located. There you have it! A beautiful road trip of the finest views of northern Maryland that you can complete in one day!

Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park

If you’re a history buff and want to educate your family while making unforgettable memories, this road trip is for you! It is one of the most scenic drives across the Eastern bay in Maryland and includes several historical sites such as the Harriet Tubman Museum, Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, and the Denton Steamboat Wharf. The National Historical Park is 480 acres and commemorates the life of the former slave Harriet Tubman.

Potomac Highlands Road Trip

The Potomac Highlands are located two hours outside of Washington D.C. and have amazing views and activities. Head to Blackwater Falls for a 62-foot waterfall and a scenic hike around the area! The Canaan Valley Resort State Park has panoramic views and is perfect for a long hike or bike ride with the family. Finish your road trip at Dolly Sods for an unforgettable sunset surrounded by wildflowers.

Visit Great Wolf Lodge in Perryville, Maryland

Great Wolf Lodge is opening a new location in Perryville, Maryland! The Maryland resort sits on forty-eight acres on the western edge of Cecil County, making it the perfect family getaway destination for families living in Baltimore, Philadelphia, Wilmington, and many other Mid-Atlantic and Northeast areas. If you’re looking to turn your road trip into a weekend-long destination, Great Wolf Lodge is the perfect place to have fun with the family. You can even visit for one day with the convenient day pass and resume your road trip after!

Looking for more weekend getaway and day trip ideas in Maryland? Check out these awesome suggestions from Great Wolf for your next family getaway in Perryville, Maryland.

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