Maryland possesses a variety of topography within its borders, contributing to its nickname “America in Miniature”. It ranges from sandy dunes dotted with seagrass in the east, to low marshlands teeming with wildlife and large bald cypress near the Chesapeake Bay, to gently rolling hills of oak forests in the Piedmont Region, and pine groves in the mountains to the west.
Western Maryland: known for its heavily forested mountains. A panoramic view of Deep Creek Lake and the surrounding Appalachian Mountains in Garrett County.
Great Falls on the Potomac River, a dramatic example of Maryland’s fall line, a change in rock type and elevation that creates waterfalls or rapids in many areas along the southwest-to-northeast geological boundary that crosses the state.