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August 16 is Deadline for Destination Maryland Advertising

The all-new, official Destination Maryland guide presents our tourism partners with a unique, powerful advertising opportunity that is 100 percent focused on visitation to Maryland—and there is no better time to speak to its large audience than when they are actively planning their visit to the state. Destination Maryland is sent by request to highly  Read the Rest…

OTD Shoots Latest Travelogue Along the Chesapeake Country Scenic Byway

The Chesapeake Country Scenic Byway is the subject of the latest in OTD’s ongoing project to showcase Maryland’s extensive Scenic Byway system. The four-day video shoot covered the lower section of Maryland’s Chesapeake Country Byway (the upper section was documented in 2015) and the middle section will be filmed this fall. The shoot featured a  Read the Rest…

Register Now for ‘State of the Nanticoke’

There’s a lot going on in the Nanticoke River watershed, and the State of the Nanticoke is the perfect way to get the lowdown and be involved. Learn about community organizations working hard to protect one of the Chesapeake Bay watershed’s cleanest rivers, as well as events and more. Talks include discussions on wildlife, agriculture  Read the Rest…

Gathland State Park Illumination Honors Capital Gazette Journalists

More than 250 candles were illuminated at the National War Correspondents Memorial in Gathland State Park to honor the five journalists killed last year at the Capital Gazette offices in Annapolis. The monument arch was dedicated in 1896 to journalists who died during the American Civil War, and served as a fitting place to remember  Read the Rest…

Make Your Nominations Now for the 2019 Destination Maryland Awards

OTD is seeking nominations for the 2019 Destination Maryland Awards. These awards recognize the outstanding work of the tourism industry in its quest to increase revenue from visitor spending while providing unforgettable customer experiences for our visitors. Individuals, businesses, organizations, and governmental agencies that have significantly and positively impacted the local, regional, or statewide economy  Read the Rest…

Swains Lockhouse Reopens after ADA Accessible Rehab

On Saturday, June 28, the C&O Canal Trust held a ribbon-cutting at the newly rehabilitated Swains Lockhouse 21 in Potomac, MD. The first floor is now ADA accessible, opening the historic structure to visitors who had never before been able to explore the lockhouse. The rehab has been in the works since 2011, and with  Read the Rest…