Cascade Lake Better than your average swimming hole, Cascade Lake in Hampstead includes water slides, platforms to jump off and water volleyball courts. Lay out on the hill next to the lake, paddleboat in the outskirts or dive into the water entertainment head-first (after passing your swimming test, of course). http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/eveningsun/bal-50-most-beautiful-places-in-maryland-20150-011-photo.html
Cranesville Swamp There are five trails to choose from, all less than 2 miles long. There are some wet and boggy areas, so please bring proper footwear. One of the highlights of the preserve is the 1,500-foot boardwalk, which allows for easy exploration over the wettest parts of the bog. Take your time and get a closeup look at the sphagnum moss, sundew and tamarack.