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One Hike, Two Amazing Views

One of the best view you'll find on the Appalachian Trail in Maryland is at Weverton Cliffs. From this overlook, one can see the Chesapeake and Ohio Towpath, the Potomac River, and beyond that, Virginia.

March 11, 2020

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Remembering the Poor Man's Friend – A Winter Hike On Dans Mountain

The 180-degree view from Dans Mountain is unencumbered, and on a clear day, one can gaze across the North Branch of the Potomac River into West Virginia or southwest towards the 9,783-acre Dans Mountain Wildlife Management Area.

March 3, 2020

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Lighthouse and Otters and Sharks, Oh My!

Regardless of when you plan to visit, the Calvert Marine Museum is sure to provide you with entertainment and engaging activities.

February 14, 2020

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Immerse Yourself in the Fascinating Life of Harriet Tubman

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.

February 11, 2020

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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A Wild Goose Chase Through Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge

Bicycling around the outskirts of the refuge I frequently found myself grinning ear-to-ear at the wonder around me. I passed miles of wetlands, water glittering under the rising sun, and stopped to marvel at an eagle’s nest in the crook of a loblolly pine.

November 9, 2019

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