April is warm and beautiful in Maryland as the bright sunshine quickly thaws the remaining patches of ice and snow. The last snow usually disappears by the month-end except for the high altitudes of the western mountains. Hiking, trailing, bird-watching, sightseeing, or soaking the sun rays on the eastern shores are a few of the many popular activities during spring. The landscape is colorful, with flowers blooming everywhere, and their sweet smell attracts all the species. Central Maryland registers average temperatures between a mild to warm 41°F (5°C) to 68°F (20°C), while the western part remains a little cold in the 34°F (1.1°C) to 65°F (18.3°C) zone. Nights are generally above freezing except during cold fronts where they fall below 32°F (0°C). Early tourists arrive in the hope of fewer crowds, especially on the Atlantic shores, where the conditions are warm. The 10 miles of the public beach at Ocean City witnesses many visitors during the spring. Watch out for unexpected rain in April in Maryland.