Harford County MD Facts

Harford County is located just 25 miles northeast of Baltimore and is strategically located on I-95 along the shores of the scenic Chesapeake Bay. The vibrant area offers visitors picturesque beauty, bustling urban centers, historic harbor towns, and a variety of world-class cultural and sports amenities.

Harford County, uniquely situated at the top of the Chesapeake Bay, has an abundance of activities. If you are looking for adventure, creative dining, hiking, biking… the list is long, it can be enjoyed here. If you just want to relax, look out over the Bay, reflect on history, or enjoy a quiet stroll through one of the top 5 topiary gardens in North America, you can find it here in Harford County. Create your memories right here.

Looking from somewhere to visit while in Harford County? We have more than enough items to keep you busy. History? We have several museums offering up history from our early beginnings to the importance of our waterways during the historic growth of the United States. We also feature attractions dedicated to important people from Harford County, including one of the founders of Johns Hopkins. Agriculture? From dairy, to produce, a barn quilt trail, an ice cream trail, breweries and wineries using Harford County hops and grapes, we offering plenty of agricultural attractions. Did you  know, a Preakness winner was trained right here in Harford County at Bonita Farms? Looking for arts and culture? Yes, we have that as well. And the music scene is alive and well. Harford County has it all!

Enjoy the beautiful trails throughout Harford County in our lovely local and state parks, nature centers, and gorgeous gardens. Choose from eighty-nine county parks and three state parks. Explore wooded, waterfront or sensory trails while seeing and experiencing unique features. Outdoor adventure awaits.


Did you know, Harford County is home to seven historical museums? Did you know, Havre de Grace in Harford County missed out on being the nation’s capital by one vote? Did you know, a former Preakness winner is from Harford County?

Get in the know! Plan your visit and learn about the rich history of Harford County. 

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