The Annapolis Rock hike is part of the Appalachian Trail (near Boonsboro) and is one of the most popular hikes in Maryland. Why? The views are breathtaking! Once you climb up (about a 2.5 mile hike) to the lookout, you will be able to admire the Greenbrier Lake - a blue spot in the field of greens and browns and reds of the trees.
No need to rush back home? Then, I recommend you stay at the nearby camping area. There are 16 sites including 2 group sites. I promise you will find a lovely spot for your tent. Once settled, you can keep exploring the area or make a meal. My friend and I enjoyed a bowl of ramen noodles while listening to the sounds of winds rushing through tree tops. And what could be better than enjoying a cup of coffee on the outlook in the early morning?
If you live in the Washington D.C. area, the Annapolis Rock hike is a great option for for a quick getaway or a weekend of camping. Go explore!