This 14,000-acre refuge is home to the Chincoteague Pony, a breed of wild horse which legend claims swam ashore after escaping a shipwrecked Spanish galleon.
Shenandoah National Park includes 500 miles of hiking trails. This mountain, the second highest peak, has some of the best views.
Noted for its beauty, this 469-mile National Scenic Byway runs along the Blue Ridge mountain chain, which is part of the Appalachian Mountains.
Near the Allegheny Mountains, this park is one of the original six state parks in Virginia. Today, it’s a popular spot for hiking, biking, boating, fishing and swimming.
This small but strikingly scenic park runs along the banks of the Potomac River, falling over steep, jagged rocks and creating beautiful waterfalls.
Officially designated as a national monument in spring 2013, this 125-mile scenic drive pays tribute to the legendary abolitionist who helped slaves escape north along this route.
Created as a sanctuary for migrating birds, this park on Maryland’s Eastern Shore hosts more than 250 bird species and 35 reptile and amphibian species.
This 3,200-acre park encircles a large manmade lake and is popular with golfers, hikers, boaters and swimmers.
This park surrounds the largest inland lake in Maryland and is a popular leisure destination with golfing, boating, water skiing and hiking.
This 16,000-acre park borders 32 miles of the Patapsco River and includes five distinct recreational areas for hiking, fishing, camping, canoeing, horseback riding and mountain biking.
This urban park runs through Washington, DC and offers many recreational facilities, including a golf course, equestrian centre, nature centre, planetarium, picnic facilities and outdoor concert venue.
One of DC’s largest parks, it includes aquatic gardens, four boat clubs, a public boat ramp with access to the Anacostia River and areas to play baseball, basketball and tennis.