Try digitalPLUS for 10 days for only $0.99
Topics

Antietam National Battlefield

Almost 7 million visit Maryland National Parks

Almost 7 million visit Maryland National Parks

Almost 7 million people visited national parks in Maryland in 2012, generating some $217.2 million in spending and 2,770 jobs, according to the National Park Service.

In Baltimore, Fort McHenry National Monument and Shrine drew more than 744,000 visitors, who spent about $40 million and sustained about 526 jobs. About 625,024 of the visitors were non-local, representing about $38.2 million, according to the new peer-reviewed report, which measures spending within a 60-mile radius of a park.

Compared to nearby states, Maryland's national park sites drew fewer visitors. Pennsylvania reported about 8.8 million people, Virginia 23.3 million and Washington, D.C. about 34.2 million....

Loading
34°