October 4, 2023

First Day Hikes Kick Off New Year

First Day Hikes

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources estimates that about 3,000 visitors took part in First Day Hikes in Maryland state parks.

Visiting a State Park? Remember to ‘Leave No Trace’

Leave No Trace

Park rangers across Maryland have ramped up efforts to teach nature lovers to “Leave No Trace” after visiting state parks.

Pandemic Sending Residents Outdoors


The Maryland Park Service is reporting a total of 17.1 million visitors to date in 2020, already surpassing the previous record of 14.9 million total visitors in 2019.