Ellen Matis
Amanda, left, and Ellen recently enjoyed a flight at Olde Mother Brewing Co. in Frederick.

Amanda, left, and Ellen recently enjoyed a flight at Olde Mother Brewing Co. in Frederick.

Early this September, I was able to make a visit to the wonderful Maryland city for a visit with Recreation News co-editor Amanda Williams. When we’re able to visit each other, there’s always an adventure involved — and usually craft beer.

As someone who’s obsessed with historic downtowns and their economic vitality, I always love visiting Frederick and drawing inspiration from its boutiques and other shops, its restaurants, and its nightlife.

This month, Amanda writes about Frederick’s Uptown Art Walk, a self-guided tour through the downtown. We were able to check out some of the stops while I was in town.

Olde Mother Brewing Co., Amanda’s favorite craft brewery in the area, is a great place to stop before heading to the last two stops of the Art Walk. Even if you’re touring with kids, Olde Mother is family-friendly.

Read about the full tour.

Also this month, I’m excited to share some of my favorite places that I visited during a family trip to Arizona and the Grand Canyon this summer. Find my Top 5 picks.

Have you recently been on an adventure that you’ve loved? Make sure to share your photos with us using #LivePlayDo. You might even be featured in the magazine.

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