Maryland, "America in miniature", offers a variety of landscapes, worthwhile to explore.
This relatively small New England state, bordering on the Atlantic, has a large number of long distance trails. Even the Appalachian Trail touches on Maryland, with 41 miles.
The Great Allegheny Passage (318 miles) runs from Maryland to Washington DC. The all Maryland 185 miles long Chesapeake and Ohio (C&O) Canal Towpath Trail follows the old Chesapeake and Ohio Canal near Potomac River.
Maryland hosts parts of the American Discovery Trail, the East Coast Greenway, the Tuscarora Trail and the Eastern Continental Trail.