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Recreational Activities

Living in Baltimore is ideal for taking advantage of the many recreational activities available in Maryland. In fact, there is hardly a pastime boating, fishing, skiing, hiking-that cannot be found within an hour or two of the city.

The Chesapeake Bay, bountiful with seafood including Baltimore's favorite oysters and blue crabs, offers swimming, sailing, motor boating and fishing. Along the Eastern Shore, flat terrain dotted with country towns and fishing villages makes for delightful bicycling and sightseeing. The beaches of Maryland, Delaware and New Jersey are easy day trips from Baltimore, as is Assateague Island, Va., a seashore wildlife preserve where campers can view pelicans, herons and wild ponies roaming free.

People in a canoeHistoric Annapolis, the state capital and home of the United States Naval Academy, is a town for architecture buffs, boaters and seafood lovers. Only 45 minutes from Baltimore, it offers beautifully preserved 18th-century mansions and historic landmarks along with harbor cruises, sailing schools, antique shops and restaurants.

Washington, D.C., with its myriad historical and cultural attractions, is about an hour's drive from Baltimore. In addition to the Air and Space Museum, the Museum of American History, the National Gallery and the Hirshhorn and Phillips collections, Washington and its Georgetown area offer a wide variety of restaurants, specialty shops and bookstores.

Canoes on the Chesapeake BayThe state parks of Western Maryland, between the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains, are spots for hikers and campers. Deep Creek Lake, a year round resort, offers a variety of water sports in the summer and skiing both downhill and cross-country in winter at nearby Wisp. The C&O Canal, which extends from Cumberland in Western Maryland to Georgetown in Washington, D.C., offers picnicking, fishing and horseback riding. Canoeing and rafting are especially popular along the C&O Canal and on the white water of the Potomac and Youghiogheny Rivers. A little closer to home, the rolling countryside just outside of Baltimore offers a variety of opportunities for relaxation, including horseback-riding, paths for bicycling, jogging and hiking, and numerous parks and reservoirs for a quiet afternoon in the fresh air and sunshine.

In addition, the Denton A. Cooley Recreation Center, located on the Hospital campus, offers complete recreational facilities, including tennis courts and an Olympic size outdoor swimming pool as well as handball, racquetball, squash and basketball courts, an elevated running track, exercise machines, whirlpool and sauna.