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Following in the Footsteps of the Maryland Dove

Landing at Saint Clements Island and visiting the two modern Dove ships transported me back to a time when learning was exciting and fun.

June 28, 2022

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Paddling in Otter Point Creek Natural Area

There is no shortage of fish or other wildlife on Otter Point Creek. I saw a muskrat swimming, several bald eagles, egrets, and great blue herons.

June 17, 2022

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A Beautiful Eastern Shore Paddle and Visit to a Town with a Secret History

A day of exploration and adventure in the area around Sharptown, in Wicomico County, Maryland includes paddling, bicycling, getting out in nature and seeing local history.

June 4, 2022

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Machicomoco: Telling the Story of the American Indians of Virginia

Machicomoco is a new Virginia state park in Gloucester County that tells the region’s story from the perspective of its American Indians.

May 7, 2022

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Spring Peeper Paddle on the Patapsco

While this section of Patapsco Valley State Park is great for a lot of outdoor activities including hiking, mountain biking, and exploring historic sites, the nature lover in me keeps coming back for the wildlife viewing.

April 1, 2022

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The Year-Round Charm of Franklin Point State Park

Franklin Point has a natural, undeveloped feel that may not be for everyone, but for those who enjoy passive pursuits like hiking and wildlife viewing it is perfect just as it is.

March 23, 2022

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Winter Hiking the Billy Goat Trail

Hiking Section A is a fun activity at any time of the year, but if you want to avoid the crowds and maybe see some beautiful ice features, plan your trip for the winter.

February 18, 2022

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Hiking Maryland's South Mountain

This scenic and informative out-and-back trek on the Appalachian Trail from Washington Monument State Park to White Rocks provides an opportunity to explore South Mountain State Park and visit several Civil War sites from the Battle of South Mountain.

January 30, 2022

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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 18, 2022

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The Patuxent Branch Trail

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 17, 2022

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Exploring Patuxent River State Park and Its Mighty River

Beginning as a trickle, the top 12 miles of the Patuxent River run through the 6,700 acres of forest and farmland that comprise Patuxent River State Park.

November 29, 2021

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Exploring the Soaring Cliffs of Seneca Rocks

As I rounded a bend, I appeared to have inexplicably landed in the mountainous wildlands of the American West. Looming ahead was Seneca Rocks, an absolutely stunning rock formation towering impossibly high, its sheer face of gray rock painted here and there with a crayon box of trees in full autumn glory.

November 19, 2021

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