6th Apr, 2009 | Source : newsweekshowcase.com
It's no coincidence that remarkable things happen in Hagerstown and Washington County, Maryland. Civil War sites attract history buffs from across the nation. Washington County has scores of national, state, and local parks. The county is famous for hiking, biking, whitewater-rafting, and a lot more.
Washington County, Maryland was the FIRST county in the United States to be named in honor of George Washington, and is only 75-minutes from Baltimore or Washington, DC. With great golf, upscale and outlet shopping, restaurants, museums, theater and superb hotel and meeting facilities, the Western Maryland community has become a must-see.
Guaranteed to supply a memorable visit, the county has five national parks, including Antietam National Battlefield, the C&O Canal National Historical Park, and the Appalachian Trail. Washington County is rich in history and heritage, recreation and relaxation. Also, eight state parks include Fort Frederick, Washington Monument, Greenbrier, and Gathland.
There are tremendous shopping choices in Hagerstown-Washington County. In fact, Hagerstown is ranked first in the State of Maryland (and 17th in the nation) in the Retail Opportunities Index (retail square footage per capita). With Prime Outlets-Hagerstown attracting millions of shoppers - antique malls, specialty shops and unique downtown stores are also flourishing.