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Visit Harford County, Maryland, and Create Your Memories

10 Jan, 2018


Welcome to Harford County, Maryland, a great place to live, visit, shop, play and dine.  Create your memories right here in Harford County.

Sample a taste of Harford through fun food and beverage trails.  We are known for our terrific Chesapeake Bay crabs but there is so much more to enjoy. Try the ice cream trail or the chocolate trail.  Enjoy our award-winning wineries and expanding microbreweries. Attending the farmers’ markets and blueberry and apple festivals are a MUST!  Pick up our popular county restaurant guide for more options.  Watch for our restaurant weeks – a fun way to explore the dining scene. Harford County Restaurant Week not only offers you a chance to dine in one of our wonderful restaurants, but the chefs use the week to try out new recipes. So come out and give your taste buds something to celebrate.

Enjoy the outdoor adventures that accompany our ideal position at the top of the Chesapeake Bay. Watch bald eagles soar over the Susquehanna River.  Hike or bike our numerous state and county parks. Experience the internationally renowned Ladew Topiary Gardens. Whether strolling along the promenade in Havre de Grace or hiking the rolling hills of north Harford, our county offers beautiful sights and great activities. Enjoy fishing, hunting, biking and hiking.

Explore our American roots by visiting such historic sites as Tudor Hall, Liriodendron, Havre de Grace museums, Lower Susquehanna Scenic Byway, the Lafayette Trail, the Captain John Smith National Historic Trail, and, the recently discovered Mason-Dixon Line original stone marker. With five museums in historic Havre de Grace, you will be sure to find something fun and educational for the whole family. Looking for a girl’s getaway? Be sure to book a weekend at one of our award winning bed and breakfasts? And guys? Don’t forget to book your trip to play one of our outstanding golf course. And of course, don’t forget our wineries and breweries to cap off your day.

Attend sporting competitions. Hear the shout of “PLAY BALL” as youth baseball is played at the Ripken Baseball complex. Watch the Aberdeen IronBirds – the minor-league affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles. Enjoy soccer and lacrosse teams from across the country as they play throughout Harford County. Check out the Fighting Owls of Harford Community College.

Embrace diverse entertainment choices such as the annual Film Festival in Bel Air or the Susquehanna Symphony Orchestra. Check out LiveAtHarfordCC.com for performances offered by Harford Community College.  Indulge in the delicious sights, smells and tastes of the Maryland State BBQ Festival.  

Unique to this year, Harford County welcomes the greatest bass fishing anglers in the world. We will be hosting the HUK Elite Performance Fishing Bassmaster Elite Upper Chesapeake Bay tournament, presented by Mossy Oak Fishing. This four day tournament begins with over 100 anglers on July 26th and finishes on July 29th. Tournament angler will be competing for the top prize of $100,000! In conjunction with the tournament, Visit Harford will host a family fun festival to be held at Ripken Baseball Stadium. The festival, in addition to family oriented activities, will be the location for the weigh-in at the end of each day of fishing.

All of this and more can be found on the free Destination Harford App available in your app store. Be sure to download yours today!

Create your memories in Harford County. Make it your home...or your home away from home.

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