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Keeping Cool and Staying Active in the Maryland Summer Heat


We have reached the peak of summer, which means finding ways to stay cool, despite the heat! Besides going to the beach, there are plenty of other fun outdoor activities close to Zenith that you can enjoy doing this summer, such as tubing, white water rafting, kayaking, and more!



Assateague State Park

Assateague State Park is south of Ocean City and is Maryland’s only oceanfront park. The park is less than three hours away, so you can either make it a day trip or stay overnight! The park has plenty of unique activities to offer, including horseback riding on the beach, driving on the beach, as well as kayaking and overnight camping.



Janes Island State Park

Janes Island is two and a half hours away with a campground and rental cabins available, perfect for spending the night. In addition, there is also a picnic area and boating marina with beautiful views of the Chesapeake Bay!



Youghiogheny Wild River Natural Environmental Area

Part of Mississippi River Watershed, Youghiogheny Wild River has some of the most scenic mountain views in the state! The park is three and a half hours away, but definitely worth the trip for a fun day of boating, fishing, swimming, and more. Campground space is also available for an overnight stay.



Gunpowder Falls State Park

Gunpowder Falls is only 25 minutes away from The Zenith and a great place to go for a quick day trip! The park is divided into different areas for different activities and is right by Monkton Bike Rentals for tubing.



Terrapin Beach Park

Terrapin Beach is less than an hour away and is a great place to spend a hot summer day! The 276-acre park has over 4,000 feet of shoreline, 73 acres of wetlands, a beautiful boardwalk to walk along, and plenty of breathtaking views.



Monie Bay

Monie Bay is approximately two and a half hours from Zenith and is a beautiful place to spend a day paddling on the water. Monie Bay has three different water trails of varying difficulty, and the mostly undisturbed region is known for its incredible wildlife.



Stay Cool
However you stay cool this summer, be sure to share your photos with us, @the_zenith_apts.