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.
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.
Getting kids started early can make it a lifelong habit. And while heading outdoors with little ones might seem challenging at first, choosing places and activities that young kids will enjoy makes it much easier.
We are blessed with a great number of easily accessible state, national, and regional parks, arboretums, and natural areas that showcase great wildflower habitats and make for rewarding wildflower hikes.
The Virginia Living Museum is part aquarium, part zoo, part gardens, part history museum, part planetarium – and entirely fascinating.
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.
You may be surprised to learn that you do not need to leave the confines of Washington, DC to find world-class spring migration birding opportunities. There are a number of parks and habitats throughout the city that provide important habitat for breeding or foraging on the journey northwards.
James Piper Bond is president and CEO of Living Classrooms Foundation, a Baltimore- Washington, DC-based nonprofit that disrupts the cycle of poverty and makes our community safer, stronger, and healthier by meeting individuals where they are and giving them skills for life.
February is Black History Month, and the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park and Visitor Center offers a lineup of free programs every Friday, Saturday and Sunday this month.
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.
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.
From completely primitive one-room cabins that require a vigorous hike-in to the beautiful and commodious Highacre House in Harper’s Ferry, WV, Potomac Appalachian Trail club’s cabins are an extraordinary collection of dwellings that tell stories of the Chesapeake Bay’s headwater region.