Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau
There’s plenty to do in Washington County, from shopping to visiting historical sites and museums to just exploring the outdoors. It’s the perfect place for a daytrip or weekend getaway. Plan your escape today and enjoy Washington County’s many attractions. Here are a few that we think are great.
Western Maryland Rail Trail
Hike, bike, jog, skate, ski, or take a scenic walk along 21 miles of paved trail through the “Cathedral of Trees.” Visit www.westernmarylandrailtrail.org/WMRT/ for more information (and click on the related link for a blog post about the trail from Publisher Dan Patrell).
Hagerstown Premium Outlets
Shop ‘til you drop at this 100+ store outlet mall. Stores have promotions and sales year-round. Visit www.premiumoutlets.com/outlets/outlet.asp?id=100 for more information.
Washington County Museum of Fine Arts
More than a museum, the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts is a hub for exhibitions, concerts, lectures, films, art classes, and special events throughout the year. Visit www.wcmfa.org/ for more information.
The Bridges of Washington County
Washington County boasts 22 historic bridges, including the famous Burnside Bridge over Antietam Creek. Visit http://bridges.marylandmemories.org/ for more information.
Antietam National Battlefield
September 17 marks the anniversary of the bloodiest battle in American history. Tour the site through a self-guided driving or personalized tour. Visit www.nps.gov/ancm/index.htm for more information.
To plan your tour of Washington County, visit www.marylandmemories.org.
What are your must-sees in Washington County?
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 Carly Smith and edited by Lea Linton, former editorial interns at Maryland Life.