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Explore Your State: Maryland's Eastern Shore

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Take a look at the map above and find the coordinating park from the following list. Click on a park name and you will be taken to the Department of Natural Resources website. There you can find out about hours and directions, as well as available activities at each park.

The national parks and sites in Eastern Maryland include:

Other Places to Visit:

Nature and animal lovers will really take to what the eastern shore has to offer. Water fowl, deer and wild horses roam Assateague Island in Worcester County. In Queen Anne's County, Tuckahoe State Park features a 60-acre lake and a 500-acre arboretum. Children and families will really enjoy the Scales and Tales presentations put on by the park rangers, too!

To learn more about the history of the eastern shore, you can visit the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center in Dorcester County. The brand new visitor center features "immersive displays" with "informative, evocative and emotive exhibits."

You can also go back to the "beginning" and follow the path that Captain John Smith took as he sailed up the Chesapeake. The Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail runs along the entire eastern side of Maryland and features historic sites both on land and water.

Missing something for the trip? Visit to find something special to add.

[Map and list courtesy of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Click on a park name above to see more about each park, or visit]

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