Maryland State Parks remain a huge draw for residents looking to relax and recharge as they visit beaches, mountains, meadows and woodlands in the park system.
The parks reached peak popularity in 2020, with more than 21 million visitors gravitating to the great outdoors in 75 parks across the state. Park officials said the coronavirus pandemic fueled that increase, and it hasn’t fallen back yet.
Maryland State Parks Superintendent Nita Settina said the parks are on track to come close to last year’s record-breaking numbers.
“I think a lot of people discovered these places and they are coming back,” Settina said.