Trip Ideas

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Virginia Bluebells and More at Bull Run Regional Park

One of the most impressive stretches of Virginia bluebells can be found at Bull Run Regional Park in Centreville, Virginia.

April 17, 2023

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An Amazing Year of Birding at Rocky Point Park

Between twenty-seven visits in 2022 alone, I observed 166 species at the park, more than had been observed there across all previous years combined – the challenge had paid off in a big way!

February 20, 2023

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Harpers Ferry: Where History and Natural Beauty Converge

From the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers to the hilltop vistas and the richly historic town itself, Harpers Ferry is well worth visiting.

November 6, 2022

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Exploring the Patuxent around Jug Bay

Paddle, watch birds, fish, hike, and most of all, be thankful to those who had the foresight to preserve and enhance this special place.

September 19, 2022

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Kings Creek – A Water Trail Fit for Royalty

The solitude, natural beauty, and diverse ecology of Kings Creek make it a water trail fit for royalty.

September 10, 2022

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The Best-Kept Secret in Baltimore County

With six miles of shoreline, North Point State Park provides access to the Bay and to Black Marsh Wildlands, and some unexpected close encounters.

August 6, 2022

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A Camping/Paddling Adventure on Janes Island

Remote white sand beaches and dazzling sunsets make Janes Island a great addition to any Chesapeake Bay lover’s bucket list.

July 29, 2022

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Nassawango Creek Preserve by Land and by Water

Nassawango Creek Preserve is a true hidden gem in the heart of rural Worcester County, offering an incredibly important wildlife corridor and ample opportunities for visitors to connect with nature.

July 22, 2022

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Michaux State Forest: Exploring the “Cradle of Forestry”

Considered Pennsylvania’s “cradle of forestry,” Michaux is home to 36 miles of the Appalachian Trail and has 87,000 acres to explore.

July 16, 2022

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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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