Trip Ideas

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Anita C. Leight Estuary Center: A Great Place for a Family Outing

Anita C. Leight Estuary Center has a bit of everything one would expect from a recreational park: a visitor center, landscaped paths, and trailhead markers, with a wide variety of activities, such as guided canoe trips, story times, citizen scientist opportunities, and birding excursions.

May 14, 2019

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National Cherry Blossom Festival: The Nation's Capital in All Its Blooming Glory!

Through the years, the National Cherry Blossom Festival has taken on more and more significance – growing from its initial three-day celebration – to its current two weeks, packed with ceremonial and entertainment events.

April 11, 2019

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6 Things To Love About Spring on the C&O Canal

In honor of spring (slowly) coming to the area, C&O Canal Trust has compiled a list of things we can all love about spring on the Canal.

April 4, 2019

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See Virginia’s Natural Wonders in Just One Place

The Virginia Living Museum is part aquarium, part zoo, part gardens, part history museum, part planetarium – and entirely fascinating.

March 6, 2019

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The Annapolis Maritime Museum & The History of Oystering On The Chesapeake Bay

The museum takes visitors back through time when oysters were plentiful enough to create jobs and industry, but also reinforces a larger message of how devastating the depletion of the oyster population has been to the Chesapeake Bay.

February 27, 2019

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A Day on Kent Island

Plentiful, preserved recreation space still exists on Kent Island, even after decades of expansion and change. Go to the island to bike, hike, wade, discover, dig in the sand, and appreciate the environment. One could easily while away a whole day.

February 1, 2019

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Baltimore Museum of Industry: A Trip Back into Baltimore’s Industrial History

This huge center – nearly 35,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space – is jam packed with colorful, informative displays and re-creations of everything from a classic diner to a Crown Petroleum service station.

January 24, 2019

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Rolling Over the River at High Bridge Trail State Park

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.

December 31, 2018

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A Visit to the National Aquarium: Reconnecting to the Water Around Us And Beyond

It may be called the National Aquarium, but the Baltimore landmark is chock full of Maryland connections.

December 26, 2018

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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.

November 28, 2018

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Riding the Towpath: A Natural vs. Man-Made Continuum

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.

November 19, 2018

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Greenbelt National Park, a Suburban Haven with History

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.


October 23, 2018

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