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October 10, 2019

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C&O Canal Four Locks Stroll and Pedal
Two separate programs will be taking place; you are welcome to attend both. At 10:00 am join a ranger to discover the vibrant community that formed at Four Locks by the economic activity of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal. The tour is…

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A Bicycle Tour in the Susquehanna National Heritage Area

by Pat Pasley October 8, 2019

As I drove towards York, Pennsylvania from Annapolis, I was thinking what a perfect day for a bike ride this would be, and welcomed a change from my home turf, the Baltimore & Annapolis Trail. It was a picture-perfect, mid-September day and nice break from the summer heat that just never seemed to end. I had signed up for a guided bicycling tour of the newly minted Northwest Lancaster County River…

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Six Great Places to Go Camping in Virginia This Fall

by Kenny Fletcher October 3, 2019

Autumn is the perfect time of year to go camping in Virginia. The hot humid summer air is gone, replaced by clear breezes and golden sunlight. The days are made for walking through the forest and paddling along creeks. At night it’s great campfire weather. Biting insects such as mosquitos are scarce – as are the summer crowds.

A quick camping trip is easy to pull off no matter where you are in…

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Parkers Creek – the Chesapeake Bay in Miniature

by Saki September 27, 2019

If friends were to visit me for just one day and ask to see the natural beauty of the Chesapeake Bay, I would take them kayaking on Parkers Creek in Calvert County, Maryland. This wonderful “Chesapeake Bay in miniature,” as the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) calls it, is protected by the Parkers Creek Watershed Nature Preserve as one of the last remaining pristine watersheds on the western shore of the…

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West Branch of the Susquehanna Float Adventure: Great Island at Lock Haven to Pine Access

by Pam Dillon September 20, 2019

Let's talk first about how to get your float adventure started. In most cases you only need a boat, paddle, life jacket and legal access to start your paddling adventure.  There is a good bit of information published about the West Branch of the Susquehanna River Water Trail to get you started, but here are a few more details based on my own experience to make this an exceptional outing on the…

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A Bird Watcher’s Float of the Susquehanna’s Serene West Branch

by Virgil Chambers September 17, 2019

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) Pine Access to the Borough of Jersey Shore Public Boat Ramp is a short but genuine West Branch float getaway. The almost constant road noise that accompanied us on a nearby float was replaced by sounds of a single passing train from tracks paralleling the river. The remainder of our mid-summer trip was absent of manmade noise and full of the sounds of…

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