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Beginning of the Chesapeake Bay - A Journey to Cooperstown

This small creek is the very beginning of the mainstem of the Susquehanna River that will travel some 444 miles south, growing in width, depth and velocity, joining with hundreds of tributaries to eventually feed into the Chesapeake Bay.

March 23, 2021

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Three Hibernal Hikes in Harford County

Some people see chilly winter days as a reason to stay inside, but given the right conditions, hibernal hikes at places like King and Queen Seat, Eden Mill Park, and Kilgore Falls can be extraordinary. A little snow and ice can change a wooded trail into a winter wonderland, while a waterfall can transform into a magnificent glacial sculpture.

February 13, 2021

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Every Month is Black History Month at the Benjamin Banneker Park

This is a wonderful place to visit – especially if you enjoy history, appreciate inclusion, and enjoy outdoor programming.

February 5, 2021

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Hiking through History in Patapsco Valley State Park

One of my favorite local destinations for outdoor recreation is the Daniels Area of Patapsco Valley State Park in Maryland. Rich in history, its network of hiking trails in both Howard and Baltimore counties are centered around the ~27-foot-high Daniels Dam.

January 25, 2021

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A Winter's Day at Eastern Neck Island

With binoculars we could see flocks of snow geese and tundra swans in the distance, and Canada geese flying in formation overhead, along with a pair of young eagles cavorting about.

January 20, 2021

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Western Maryland’s Haven for Outdoor Recreation

Potomac State Forest in Garrett County, Maryland seems to have something for almost every outdoor enthusiast, and makes a very worthwhile winter hiking destination.

December 8, 2020

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Straddling the Eastern Continental Divide

It could be said that Savage River State Forest is so big that it couldn’t all fit in a single watershed…so it straddles two.

December 1, 2020

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Celebrating the Appalachian Trail’s Halfway Point

Pine Grove Furnace State Park is the halfway point of the Appalachian Trail and home to the Appalachian Trail Museum. The park has great hiking, remains of an historic charcoal-fired iron furnace to explore, two lakes for swimming, and great trout fishing.

November 23, 2020

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Blue Knob State Park and Its Elusive Wild Turkeys

Traveling through this park whether by foot, horse, mountain bike, or skis, you feel a sense of gratitude to those who preserved the beauty of this natural environment. Expect to be amazed, delighted, and awestruck!

November 17, 2020

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A Stunning Mountain Oasis

Within this gorgeous park’s 6,000 acres, visitors can enjoy hiking and horseback riding, fishing and boating at two lakes (one featuring an expansive white sand beach), mountain biking, a stunning mountaintop overlook, game courts, geocaching, a nature center, rental cabins, a lodge, and one of the top 130 best-designed golf courses in the country.

November 9, 2020

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Paddling Back in Time on the Bohemia River

Once in the water, the paddle took on a leisurely pace, gliding smoothly along the shoreline and marshland. Our guide animatedly discussed the fascinating history and ecology of the area.

October 15, 2020

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Creatures of the Bog

Black Moshannon State Park rests high in the mountains of the Allegheny Forest, and is a site of picturesque and fascinating bogs, swamps, and marshes.

October 8, 2020

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