High Bridge Trail State Park in central Virginia offers a great opportunity for a stress-free ride away from traffic, with the added bonus of a history lesson and gorgeous views.
It may be called the National Aquarium, but the Baltimore landmark is chock full of Maryland connections.
This Center is marvelous in its ability to provide a thorough history of Tubman and the machinations necessary to make the Underground Railroad the success it became in freeing thousands of enslaved people.
Cycling the C&O Canal is a great way to reflect and commune with nature. Follow one man’s journey along the canal as he observes the forms of ‘natural’ and ‘man-made’ within the Park.
A trip to Greenbelt Park reminds visitors of the park’s long history, from its very first inhabitants to its creation during the Great Depression as the country’s first planned community.
The 40 miles from Fort Monroe to Jamestown Island is an ideal day trip for adventurers who enjoy the “wind in their face” and the chance to experience wildlife, breathtaking scenery, and over 400 years of history.
Historic London Town & Gardens, steeped in history and surrounded by beautiful gardens, has something to attract every age group. It is truly a gem, tucked away on the banks of the South River.
Wye Island is a refuge for wildlife, including some that owe their comebacks to its protected shores. It is a time capsule for a simpler time and a microcosm for many special places around the great Chesapeake Bay.
Lying along the broad tidal stretch of the Potomac River about 50 miles downstream from Washington, DC, Caledon State Park’s 2,500 acres of riverside forest are a gathering place for bald eagles from up and down the East Coast.
Everyone who was anyone in the ever-evolving political and commercial landscape of the time would have spent hour upon hour at Gadsby’s Tavern – eating, drinking and engaging in heavy debates over the issues of the day.
Carlyle House was built in 1753, and became a center of social and political life in the community.
The trail parallels the river with the rushing water in sight at every bend. Every few yards well-worn trails lead from the main trail to the riverbank, serving as pocket-sized picnic areas, fishing piers, inner-tube launch ramps, and perfect photo ops.
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