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Volume xviii, Issue 28 ~ July 15 - July 21, 2010

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Point and Click for Maryland Destinations

Plan your trip at

by Margaret Tearman

With many summer days to fill, do you ponder what to do, where to go? There is a lot to do in Maryland, with guidance now just a point and click away.

Find your way to and the rest is easy.

Unveiled by Governor Martin O’Malley, the Visit Maryland Interactive Map presents Maryland’s collection of natural, cultural, heritage and recreational resources in a user-friendly format.

Choose an area or destination, move the cursor over the icon and click. Up pops a summary of your chosen destination plus tabs for more detailed information, like driving directions and contact numbers.

The interactive map is still being built. So far, it takes you to Heritage Areas and Historic Places and Scenic Byways and Driving Tours. Soon you’ll find Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Parks, Waterways and Trails, Farm Fun and Locally Grown and Information Centers.

As the project expands, so will your choices. Later phases of the map will add lodging, attractions, restaurants, wine trails, fishing spots, antique shops, water trails, Chesapeake Bay boating access points, beaches, sporting venues, regionally recognized trails, interpretive signs along the Civil War Trails and Historic National Roads — and other Maryland destinations.

Along with the destination will be additional features, like interactive point-to-point driving or biking times, a save feature with printable pdf files, preview videos, sound clips, trip itinerary planner, street view and a walking-radius measurement tool.

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