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Old 06-27-2018, 01:55 PM
 
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A family friend just told us she is moving to Brunswick, MD. We currently live on the west coast and have no familiarity with Maryland at all. We will likely visit her as soon as she is settled. Anyone live there? What is it like? What is there to do as a visitor?
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Old 06-27-2018, 02:04 PM
 
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It’s really small town. The railroad was the big thing there at one time but it’s more like a DC commuter town now. If you want to do things, Frederick, Md is not far...tons of very nice restaurants, vibrant and interesting downtown with a healthy night life, lots of antique shops if that’s your thing. You are also close to the Appalachian trail if you want to do some hiking. Check out some parts of the C&O canal.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brunswick,_Maryland
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Old 06-27-2018, 02:04 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Brunswick is a small town (around 6000 people) in the mountains along the Potomac River NW of Washington, DC.

https://brunswickmd.gov/

At one time it was a railroad hub.

Not a bad place to be.
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Old 06-27-2018, 02:07 PM
 
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Nice area for outdoors and nature on the border on MD and VA, plus no wildfires out this way, and we get plenty of rain in the spring. Plus, if you like history, this spot is right in and around some of the best in our country from MD, VA, DC, WVA, and PA. Its about 3 hours to the Ocean, relatively close to places like Annapolis and the Chesapeake Bay. You're also about 1.5 hours out from far Western MD and our Mountain area, check out Deep Creek Lake MD, very sweet!

https://brunswickmd.gov/visitors

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Old 06-27-2018, 02:07 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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A family friend just told us she is moving to Brunswick, MD. We currently live on the west coast and have no familiarity with Maryland at all. We will likely visit her as soon as she is settled. Anyone live there? What is it like? What is there to do as a visitor?

Get onto google ... then to street view.
Walk around a bit.
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Old 06-27-2018, 02:12 PM
 
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Get onto google ... then to street view.
Walk around a bit.
We did just that when she told us she was moving. Hard to tell what the vibe of the community is like, the best places to sit outside and drink some wine, whether its got a good arts scene or is just a small sleepy village from the street view.
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Old 06-27-2018, 02:31 PM
 
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More of an earthy trail, small town vibe. And the C&O Canal is near by as has been stated. I would ride right up to where it changes to the GAP. Better have some good legs.
I doubt that is suitable for the wine and cheese folks. You still could take a bottle up on the trail a short distance and relax. How accustom are you to Humidity? You can easily sweat your but off in the summer.
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Old 06-27-2018, 06:17 PM
 
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Brunswick is right on the Potomac. If you want to go into DC on a weekday you can ride the MARC train (Primarily a commuter train schedule) If you are interested in History there is LOTS to do. Civil War sites in every direction including many Eastern theater battlefields. The C&O canal runs thru the city for biking, hiking, etc. Harpers Ferry, the Appalachian Trail are near by but the DC Suburbs aren't far away. Growing quickly, primarily as a commuter town for the DC Metro area. Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) would be the closest airport but Washington Reagan (DCA) and Baltimore Washington International (BWI) aren't much further away.

https://brunswickmd.gov/
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Old 06-28-2018, 08:52 PM
 
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Brunswick is 10 minutes from Harpers Ferry, a unique little touristy town with great views of the river rapids, the older part of the town is maintained a living-history site by the National Park Service with costumed interpreters explaining the events of abolitionist John Brown's Raid to free the slaves. The headquarters office of the long Appalachian Trail is in Harpers Ferry.

Shepherdstown is another very artsy bohemian small college-town nearby, with a film festival, and a hotel called the "Bavarian Inn."

Frederick is a larger, historic city nearby, fully of antique shops, abundant restaurants, and a vibrant night.life.

The MARC commuter train to D.C., stops in Brunswick on weekdays. It's a long ride, but O.K. for people who work specifically on Capitol Hill near the D.C. train station.
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Old 06-29-2018, 05:26 AM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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We did just that when she told us she was moving. Hard to tell what the vibe of the community is like, the best places to sit outside and drink some wine, whether its got a good arts scene or is just a small sleepy village from the street view.

In most rural small towns that would be on your patio or front porch.
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