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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

The Official Maryland State Facts and Travel Tips

Ocean City in Maryland
We live on the east coast and have had the pleasure many times to visit the great state of Maryland. Just like most of the east coast states, Maryland is a great state to visit if you enjoy hiking, boating, fishing, camping, playing on the beach and all kinds of other things. Maryland has two major waters bordering it...the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay so there are plenty of things for water lovers to do too!

Today we wanted to share with all of you some of the official Maryland state facts. We always find these state facts to be pretty interesting and thought you would too!
The Official Maryland State Facts

The Official Maryland State Facts

State Abbreviation: MD
Admission to Statehood: April 28th, 1788
State Motto: "Fatti Maschii, Parole Femine" Manly Deeds, Womanly Words
State Capital: Annapolis
Biggest City: Baltimore
Bordering States: Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia and District of Columbia
Bordering Bodies of Water: Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay
State Bird: Baltimore Oriole
State Flower: Black-Eyed Susan
State Tree: White Oak Tree
State Fish: Rock Bass (Rockfish)
State Dog: Chesapeake Bay Retriever
State Crustacean: Maryland blue crab
State Beverage: Milk
State Gemstone: Tourmaline
State Song: "Maryland, My Maryland" from an old German carol.
Baltimore Inner Harbor in Maryland

When we visit the beautiful state of Maryland our favorite two places to visit happens to be Ocean City, Maryland and Baltimore Inner Harbor. We are beach lovers and Ocean City has some really beautiful beaches...especially in the northern area. When we visit Baltimore Inner Harbor we like to visit the Aquarium and we love all of the fine dining choices that the area has to offer...especially seafood!

The state of Maryland happens to be one of the smaller sized states here in the good old U.S.A. but don't let their size fool you! There are thousands, upon thousands of fun things to see and do in Maryland!