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Discover Chester County’s Brandywine Valley, a charming destination nestled in the lush countryside of Philadelphia. Home to world-renowned Longwood Gardens, Chester County is the heart of America’s Garden Capital, with the highest concentration of public gardens in the Greater Philadelphia region.

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One of the best ways to get to know a place is to talk with the locals — not only are they familiar with the destination, but they know what makes it special year-round. In Maryland’s Somerset County, this means extending the laid-back, nature-loving way of life into another season.

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Regardless of age, who among us does not enjoy wearing a costume and playing the role of a character we have read about or studied in history? Who doesn’t want to be a lord or lady for a day? Or cheer for our favorite knight during a jousting tournament? Or shop for treasures from the past a…

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Autumn is a busy time of year in Indiana County, with a number of seasonal festivals and activities back after a year off because of the COVID-19 pandemic. And Laura Herrington, executive director of the Indiana County Tourist Bureau, couldn't be happier.

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Food fads: the sudden, seeming contagious craving by the public for some unlikely food, beverage, or combination thereof. How about kombucha, kale, or anything gluten-free? Or quinoa, sriracha, or food trucks?

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When we told friends that we would be camping for an entire week in the middle of August near the shore, they thought we were crazy. “Won’t it be hot?” was the response we mostly received.

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When a fall crisp hits the air, it’s easy to get excited for the fall colors that are about to arrive across the Mid-Atlantic region. And when that time arrives, many flock to Virginia’s Skyline Drive — considered to be a “premier” location for all things fall.

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Newport News, a Virginia tidewater city rooted in the 1600s, is a technological and cultural ready for discovery. Today’s lively arts scene involves performing arts, public sculpture, visual arts and, above all, the art and design of boatbuilding.

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Overlanding is a way to describe exploring by your own self-contained means, usually by 4-wheel drive vehicle or adventure motorcycle. For overlanders, the journey is as important as the destination. It’s the journey — and the activities that overlanders do when they get to their destination…

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Fall is a beautiful season throughout West Virginia, but nowhere is it more magical than in the New River Gorge, which was newly designated as a national park this past December. One of the most popular places to view fall foliage, the New River Gorge Park and Preserve attracts people for nu…

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It’s not fall without leaf-peeping! We’ve picked out the top almost-heavenly-destinations in north-central West Virginia to help you plan the perfect fall road trip. Drive through hills of gold and red hues for must-see destinations. And remember—leaf-peeping in Mountaineer Country peaks aro…

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West Virginia’s Hardy County, just two hours southwest of Washington, D.C., offers a wealth of trails to roam and as well as history to explore. Sometimes the two combine, as in Lost River State Park’s paths through historic Lighthorse Harry Lee property or the heritage driving tours being p…

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As summer draws to a close, we’ll be looking for places to experience the splendors of autumn. The Mid-Atlantic harbors a plethora of places where you can view the colors, breathe in the cool air, enjoy a concert, sample homemade apple butter, indulge in a wine-tasting, and store up memories…

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What better way to celebrate the start of fall than with a celebration of agricultural heritage? In Howard County, Maryland, events and destinations highlight local agriculture and the impact it has on the region.

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After a brutally hot summer that kept us inside almost as much as the quarantine did, it’s time to enjoy the cooler temperatures and freedom of being outside again. Few places offer better opportunities to enjoy the outdoors than Somerset County.

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Have you ever visited a place where you immediately felt welcome and just knew that you would come back again? Kent County, Maryland, is just that place.

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Sturdy walking shoes, hiking socks, shorts, T-shirt. We don’t change our hiking garb, but this fall, here’s where you can find the latest fall colors in the Northern Neck:

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The Federal News Network speaks with Recreation News Publisher Karl Teel about interesting things to do in and near the nation’s capital.This week:Head over to Somerset County, Maryland for lots of Chesapeake Bay-related fun, including a cruise to historic Smith Island, departing from Crisfi…

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A friend informed me that she was about to take her first camping trip. She planned to join a woman’s group for a weekend camping in a state park. Having camped a time or two myself, I gifted her with several slabs of classic camping fare: beef jerky.

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When a fall crisp hits the air, it’s easy to get excited for the fall colors that are about to arrive across the Mid-Atlantic region. And when that time arrives, many flock to Virginia’s Skyline Drive — considered to be a “premier” location for all things fall.  

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August is here already, And we’re scratching our heads and asking, “Where did the summer go?” With a few weeks left to celebrate summer, why not head to one of your favorite Atlantic beaches to wrap up the season? Give these coastal destinations some thought when planning your next beach trip.

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Map out some time on your summer calendar. Every August, plan on enjoying some fantastic live jazz music in a beautiful setting right on the Potomac River waterfront on the 75 acres of Mt. Bethel Retreat Center, circa 1898. This year, on Aug. 28 head to the Mt. Bethel Retreat Center in King …

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Summer is still going strong — especially at Shenandoah National Park in the Blue Ridge Mountains. One might argue that late summer and early fall is the best time to visit, with fewer visitors and more comfortable temperatures.

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When the dog days of August make you want to run for the hills, head southwest from D.C. to Lake Anna, a Virginia haven for boaters, fishers and lovers of all types of water sports. Boating is king here and if you don’t own your own float you can rent all types of boats for a day or half a d…

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It’s no secret that Somerset County, Maryland, ,is a destination for waterfront wonders. With direct access to the Tangier and Pocomoke Sounds, plus several rivers and creeks, which all lead to the Chesapeake Bay, there are endless ways to enjoy Maryland’s waterways. From kayaking, to fishin…

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Located in the Blue Ridge Highlands region of Virginia, Wytheville is a true original. Not only is there no other town in the country that shares its name, but the small community’s rich history and stunning landscape make it a one-of-a-kind destination.

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Once summer hits Indiana County, visitors and locals look forward to two of their favorite warm-weather activities: fishing and festivals. With a variety of natural parks and areas, the county offers plenty of opportunities to cast a line in the sunshine. On top of the waterside fun, the cou…

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Gettysburg, PA stands uniquely positioned as one of our nation’s premiere historic travel destinations. Nestled in idyllic Adams County, it offers breathtakingly scenic landscapes, wide-ranging outdoor activities, adventurous dining and – perhaps most famously – an unparalleled, firsthand lo…

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Forget the beach! Find picturesque waterfront destinations waiting for you in Mountaineer Country. Hop on a quick BWI to MGW flight to start your escape in Morgantown, West Virginia, or take the scenic route via Interstate 70 west and Interstate 68 west for stunning views and overlooks throu…

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Allegheny National Forest is a world away from the concrete jungle of D.C. Once called the “Eighth Wonder of the World,” the ANF has plentiful trails, quaint towns and fascinating historical sites. Despite this bounty, it’s just a $39, hourlong flight away.

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I’m celebrating my 30th birthday this month — entering a new decade and a new life phase, if you will. So it’s fitting that this month I’m writing my last editor’s note for Recreation News.

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Routines and daily rituals exist because they work for you. We all have our routines: waking up from the same bed you selected for comfort, greeting the day and your partner, taking a shower with the same shampoo that you prefer, donning clothes you like for their comfort and style. Onto the…

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The reward of taking a new trail into uncharted territory is usually all it takes to draw outdoor enthusiasts into the backwoods. Two North Carolina state parks, both accessible from the Blue Ridge Parkway, offer backwoods adventures that are sure to please the savviest hiker. Grandfather Mo…

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According to legend, some 5,000 years ago a Chinese Emperor required that all drinking water be boiled as a hygienic precaution. While visiting a distant region, he stopped to rest and boiled some water to drink. Dried leaves from a nearby bush fell into his boiling water, and he found the r…

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Cutting through the entire length of Pennsylvania from the border of New York down to Maryland, the Susquehanna River is a treasure for all who find themselves on its waters. On any given day, visitors and locals alike can be spotted kayaking, canoeing, fishing, tubing, boating, observing wi…