Crabcakes; beautiful bodies of water; lots of history; these are just a few of the things that make Mallory Square, and Maryland, awesome places to live. It’s hardly a surprise that there’s an entire day devoted to the state.
Maryland Day commemorates the anniversary of the first European settlers landing in this English colony 381 years ago. This coming Maryland Day, Wednesday, March 25th, celebrate your state with some of our favorite quintessentially Maryland activities. Here are some great ways you can celebrate Maryland day around Mallory Square:
Maryland Day celebrations take place in the capital of the state, Annapolis, and the surrounding Four Rivers Heritage area, the entire weekend leading up to the 25th (March 20, 21, and 22). Historical, cultural, and natural resource sites in the city will host events for either $1, or completely free in honor of the day. There are lots of things to do to suit all interests and ages.
The U.S. Naval Academy – Take a tour of this historic institution, which also boasts beautiful architecture and elegant interiors. One highlight of their guided tour is the crypt beneath the Academy Chapel, where a Revolutionary War naval hero is buried.
Tricorns and Tennis Shoes – Get some exercise and learn about the history of Maryland during this two-hour walking/running tour of Annapolis. The tour will be led by a guide dressed like a colonist…in running shoes!
Nantucket’s Reef – Crabcakes in Maryland are arguably the best in the country – you just need to know where to go to get the most delicious ones. Nantucket’s Reef’s “Crab ‘No’ Cakes” doesn’t have all of that “filler” that Marylanders despise. Instead, they “fill” their crab cakes with large pieces of fresh crab meat. Their oysters are also deliciously salty-fresh and a popular Happy Hour menu choice.
Baying Hound Aleworks – Enjoy a locally-brewed beer at this “nano-brewery” on Taft Street. You can enjoy tastings on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, so head over the weekend before Maryland Day for a true taste of Maryland.
Muddy Branch Beer & Wine – This local liquor store has a selection of craft beers, making it the perfect place to pick up something locally made, including a Maryland wine from nearby vineyards in Silver Spring or Dickerson, MD.
Lake Needwood Boat House – Marylanders love to spend time on the water, be it at Ocean City, on a boat in Annapolis, or on one of many local lakes and rivers. You can rent a kayak, canoe, or paddleboat and tour the lake. You can even bring your dog onto your rental boat!
The great thing about living at Mallory Square is that you are located in a prime location for making the most out of Maryland. The capital of the state isn’t far, fantastic restaurants, breweries, and vineyards, are even closer, and there’s lots of opportunity for outdoor recreation. This is definitely a place worth celebrating!