Enjoy a summer slowdown with a visit to Caroline County and explore this county’s rich historic past and its growing artistic vibe.
Home to the Caroline County Council of Arts, the Foundry (circa 1850) also houses a large gallery featuring the work of over 50 local artists. Plan your visit during the Second Saturday celebration in Denton and watch the artists at work. For details, visit www.carolinearts.org/.
Museum of Rural Life & Choptank River Heritage Center
Experience a bygone era at the Museum of Rural Heritage, near the Foundry in Denton. Continue your journey at the Choptank River Heritage Center, located in a reclaimed schooner and steam boat warehouse along the riverfront. For more information, please visit www.tourcaroline.com/museums.shtml.
Outstanding Dreams Alpaca Farm
See the award-winning Alpacas at Outstanding Dreams Alpaca Farm. Their fine, beautiful wool is woven in an array of colors that you can browse through at the farm store. For more information, visit www.outstandingdreamsfarm.com/.
Martinak State Park
Go boating in the Choptank River, enjoy a picnic with friends, or stay overnight on a campsite or in a cabin at this peaceful park. For more information, visit www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/eastern/martinak.asp.
Enjoy miles of trails where flora and fauna take center stage and appreciate the area’s native plants. For more information, visit www.adkinsarboretum.org/.
Why not visit Caroline County this weekend? Check out www.tourcaroline.com for more information.
This post is part of a series highlighting five attractions in each county across the state. The series will run throughout 2012. This post was written by Paulette Harvey and edited by Lea Linton, former editorial interns at Maryland Life.