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Marylanders Prefer Parks With A Dash Of History

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Parks like the Antietam National Battlefield tickle Maryland residents' taste in history.
Parks like the Antietam National Battlefield tickle Maryland residents' taste in history.

Maryland residents like history — at least when it comes to their state parks. A state-sponsored poll from Goucher College shows that Maryland residents heavily favor state parks with some historical interest.

The school surveyed 665 residents via telephone and asked about the most appealing activities at state parks.  As many as 69 percent said they would likely or very likely visit historic sites. Hiking came in second at 56 percent. 

Fewer than half of those polled expressed interest in fishing, guided nature programming, canoeing, camping, mountain biking or hunting. About half of the state's 66 parks list "historical interest'' as a feature.


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