Washington, DC - Hiking, kayaking, climbing, biking-whatever the activity, you'll find it in Maryland. The Maryland Office of Tourism wants to see visitors' and residents' favorite spots and activities via Instagram using the hashtag #MDInFocus.
This segment highlights some of unique outdoor adventures throughout the Maryland area:
· Feeling wet and wild? On August 29, Hagerstown will host an 825-foot waterslide spanning from just above Prospect Street to University Plaza. The Downtown Summer Slide Festival will feature live music, a beer garden, kids' activities, plus food and local vendors.
· Explore while navigating through the treetops on The Adventure Park's exciting 13 zip-line trails. Or, head to the Go Ape Treetop Adventure Course's amazing six zip-line courses (including the USA's first skateboard zip line!), rope ladders, crossings and Tarzan swings.
· Dorchester County hosts the 2nd largest concentration of bald eagles on the east coast and the best place to see them is on the 1,700 miles of Dorchester's shoreline, whether by bike or kayak. Blackwater Paddle and Pedal Adventures offers rentals and tours, including on the Choptank River and one through Blackwater Refuge, better known as the "Everglades of Maryland."