Top Winter Adventures in Maryland

Top Winter Adventures in Maryland

The temperature may drop, but the things to do are endless even in the colder winter months. Whether you are into skiing, day trips or museums, we have a list of thrills to beat the winter chills. 

Bundle up & Hit the Slopes at Wisp Resort in McHenry, MD Experience some of the best skiing and snowboarding in Maryland at Wisp Resort, Maryland’s only four- season ski, golf and recreation resort. Enjoy breathtaking views of Deep Creek Lake while snowshoeing and cross-country skiing on beautiful trails. If you are looking for a thrill, grab a snow tube or head down the Mountain Coaster. Looking for something warmer? Cozy up to the fire with a good book and a cup of hot chocolate in the lodge. There is something for everyone at Wisp this winter. 

Escape for a Winter Beach Getaway Don’t let the weather decide where to vacation. Grab the family and visit Ocean City for a quiet season retreat or head to Assateague National Seashore to see the famous wild horses and the winter waves. The winter season makes for beautiful photographs of the Atlantic shores of Maryland. 

Treat Yourself to a World-Class Spa Warm up by the fire at a luxurious spa at a world-class hotel. Visit the Sagamore Pendry in Baltimore, the Gaylord National in National Harbor, Savage River Lodge in Frostburg, or the Waterfront Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort. There are plenty of places near by to retreat to this winter. 

Take a Hike – Literally! Hit the Maryland Trails There is no better place to enjoy the brisk outdoors than Maryland’s Trail System. With view of the open winter sky and breathtaking views of the countryside, get out and hike, cross-country ski, or snowshoe your way across a trail. 

Explore Culture and Arts in a Maryland Museum If you are not keen on the great outdoors, there are plenty of indoor activities to enjoy this winter. Lose yourself in one of Maryland’s unique museums. The American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore, the Baltimore Museum of Art, The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore and the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts in Hagerstown are just some of the many options for culture and art history. Enjoy some shopping too at the National Harbor, Harbor East in Baltimore or Maryland’s Main Street shopping district. 

It’s Never Too Cold for a Cold One! Maryland is home to many unique brewing and distilling cultures. Grab a cold beer at Guinness Open Gate Brewery & Barrel House, Flying Dog Brewery, Union Craft Brewery or Eastern Shore Brewery to name a few. If you are up for a challenge, print a map or list of all the breweries in Maryland and see how many you can visit in the winter months! 

Take a Drive Along One of Maryland’s 18 Scenic Byways Gas up the car and head out on a byway for day trip or a weekend adventure. Maryland has 18 scenic byways from the Atlantic Ocean in the east through Chesapeake and out to Western Maryland’s Allegheny Mountains. Whether you visit the Star-Spangled Banner Byway, the Antietam Campaign trail, or the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway, you are sure to enjoy the views while learning about the important history of our nation. For specific information on byways, visit







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