Kids Camping Guide | Maryland
Top 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.