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A Guide to Indigenous DC

The Guide to Indigenous DC app highlights 17 historical and cultural Native American landmarks in the U.S. capital that reveal Washington’s deep roots in indigenous history and culture.

February 6, 2020

Suggested Trip

The Patuxent Branch Trail – Connecting the Industrial Past of Guilford with the Present

Columbia, Maryland is a planned community renowned for its walking and biking paths. The Patuxent Branch Trail, which runs from Lake Elkhorn to Savage Park, follows the scenic Little Patuxent River and has an interesting story to tell.

January 24, 2020

Why You Should Consider Winter Camping – And Where to Go

There are few things in life more satisfying than a roaring campfire on a cold winter’s night, followed by a cozy sleeping bag.

January 17, 2020

Suggested Trip

Relive the Closing Days of the Civil War

On April 9, 1865, Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered his Army of Northern Virginia to Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant, general-in-chief of all US forces. Appomattox Court House National Historical Park interprets the closing days of the Civil War.

January 9, 2020

Suggested Trip

Delmarva Discovery Center & Museum: An “Otter” Gem Hidden in the Eastern Shore’s Friendliest Town

JJust 45 minutes south of the hustle and bustle of Ocean City, Maryland lies charming Pocomoke City, the “Friendliest Town on the Eastern Shore,” and the home of this living museum.

December 30, 2019

Suggested Trip

Annapolis Rock – the Perfect Off-Season Hike

The views and accessibility of this hike make it very popular, though such popularity can detract from its beauty. That’s why sometimes knowing when to hike is just as important as knowing where.

December 22, 2019

Seasonal Spotlight

First Day Hikes 2020

Start your new year off on the right foot, participate in the growing trend known as first day hikes!

December 20, 2019

Top Places For

Top Ten Places for Winter Forest Birding in Maryland

While the colder temperatures can make it tempting to stay indoors, winter is a great time of year to find some new birding spots in and around the Chesapeake, where many species migrate through or overwinter in our region,

December 13, 2019

Suggested Trip

Tilghman Island – Paddling in Waterman Country

Tilghman Island still embraces a very active waterman culture. Dogwood Harbor is home to the last working fleet of skipjacks in North America and one of the few harbors on the Chesapeake Bay where workboats clearly outnumber pleasure craft.

December 5, 2019

Event Spotlight

Mount Vernon by Candlelight

What better way to begin the holiday season than to be transported back in time to the festive world of Mount Vernon.

December 1, 2019

Suggested Trip

Exploring Kettle Creek State Park in Pennsylvania’s Elk Country

Our trip to Kettle Creek State Park took us deep into the wilderness, traveling along Kettle Creek north of its confluence with the West Branch. We were on a mission to explore this little known (at least to us) state park near the heart of elk country.

November 25, 2019

Suggested Trip

Autumn Kayaking on McIntosh Run and Breton Bay

McIntosh Run has been described as “one of the most ecologically intact watersheds remaining in Maryland.” On this pristine creek, I saw a few turtles, a couple bald eagles, and several great blue herons.

November 19, 2019

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