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Be among the first to enjoy a new music festival on the banks of the Potomac River — and for a good cause, too. Jazz in the Country is coming to King George County, Va., on Saturday, Aug. 24.

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Now celebrating its 17th year, the 2019 Atlantic City Airshow returns to the skies above the beautiful free beaches and boardwalk in Atlantic City on Wednesday, Aug. 21. Visitors are in for a real treat with an electrifying, star-studded lineup that welcomes the return of headliners U.S. Air…

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The Mid-Atlantic’s limestone provided an ideal vehicle for water to carve rooms, passageways, and amazing formations under the soil. Today, about 20 commercial show caves welcome visitors with an underground adventure, gift shops and a host of additional entertainment options. Temperatures i…

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You’re enjoying your first cup of coffee as the rest of your party finishes packing up camp and prepares breakfast. Water vapor rises off the glossy river before you, and your boats, tied off to the roots of a massive sycamore, knock gentle in the wake of a bass boat heading out for the day.

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On July 20, 1969, I was at my summer job as the evening disc jockey on a Virginia radio station. I know where I was that night because it was the date American astronauts first landed on the moon. I shared the station’s airwaves with the legendary Walter Cronkite as he relayed details of the…

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Recently recognized by Fodor’s Travel in a June 5 article titled “15 Amazing Lakeside Towns Where You Should Spend the Summer,” Mount Gretna — the crowned jewel of the Lebanon Valley — was named in the top 15 lakeside towns in the entire country.

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Experience history, nature, culture and endless adventure in West Virginia’s New River Gorge National Park. Let River Expeditions be your host for a fun, memorable and affordable vacation this summer. River Expeditions (voted the area’s best outfitter) is family-owned and operated delivering…

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Nearly everyone has heard of Frank Lloyd Wright's masterpiece Fallingwater, located in the beautiful Laurel Highlands of western Pennsylvania. A tour of the iconic home, which seems to grow out of its natural surroundings and is positioned over a waterfall, is a memorable experience. Not man…

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The trademark “The Greatest Jazz Festival in the World” says it all. For the past 30 years, music lovers in the Mid-Atlantic area have anxiously awaited for that great time in October as Grammy Award-winning artists converge in Southern Delaware. This year, Oct. 17 to 20 will have four days …

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With its sprawling James Madison University campus and other educational institutions, you might expect Harrisonburg, Va., to be full of chain fast food and hotel establishments. But the city is full of surprises with a downtown renaissance that earned it the distinction of Virginia’s first …

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Like most of Maryland, Howard County’s sentiments were divided during the Civil War. Unlike many areas, however, these Howard County sites connected with the war continue to serve modern day functions while standing as reminders of another era.

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Unique and memory-making experiences await all students of the Civil War over the weekend of June 22-23. To commemorate the 155th anniversary of the Battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse, the National Park Service is hosting an extraordinary living history weekend event on the actual Spotsylvani…

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Be among the first to enjoy a new music festival on the banks of the Potomac River — and for a good cause, too. Jazz in the Country is coming to King George County, Va., on Saturday, Aug. 24.

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Now celebrating its 17th year, the 2019 Atlantic City Airshow returns to the skies above the beautiful free beaches and boardwalk in Atlantic City on Wednesday, Aug. 21. Visitors are in for a real treat with an electrifying, star-studded lineup that welcomes the return of headliners U.S. Air…

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The Mid-Atlantic’s limestone provided an ideal vehicle for water to carve rooms, passageways, and amazing formations under the soil. Today, about 20 commercial show caves welcome visitors with an underground adventure, gift shops and a host of additional entertainment options. Temperatures i…

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You’re enjoying your first cup of coffee as the rest of your party finishes packing up camp and prepares breakfast. Water vapor rises off the glossy river before you, and your boats, tied off to the roots of a massive sycamore, knock gentle in the wake of a bass boat heading out for the day.

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On July 20, 1969, I was at my summer job as the evening disc jockey on a Virginia radio station. I know where I was that night because it was the date American astronauts first landed on the moon. I shared the station’s airwaves with the legendary Walter Cronkite as he relayed details of the…

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Recently recognized by Fodor’s Travel in a June 5 article titled “15 Amazing Lakeside Towns Where You Should Spend the Summer,” Mount Gretna — the crowned jewel of the Lebanon Valley — was named in the top 15 lakeside towns in the entire country.

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Experience history, nature, culture and endless adventure in West Virginia’s New River Gorge National Park. Let River Expeditions be your host for a fun, memorable and affordable vacation this summer. River Expeditions (voted the area’s best outfitter) is family-owned and operated delivering…

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  • 0

Nearly everyone has heard of Frank Lloyd Wright's masterpiece Fallingwater, located in the beautiful Laurel Highlands of western Pennsylvania. A tour of the iconic home, which seems to grow out of its natural surroundings and is positioned over a waterfall, is a memorable experience. Not man…

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The trademark “The Greatest Jazz Festival in the World” says it all. For the past 30 years, music lovers in the Mid-Atlantic area have anxiously awaited for that great time in October as Grammy Award-winning artists converge in Southern Delaware. This year, Oct. 17 to 20 will have four days …

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With its sprawling James Madison University campus and other educational institutions, you might expect Harrisonburg, Va., to be full of chain fast food and hotel establishments. But the city is full of surprises with a downtown renaissance that earned it the distinction of Virginia’s first …

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Like most of Maryland, Howard County’s sentiments were divided during the Civil War. Unlike many areas, however, these Howard County sites connected with the war continue to serve modern day functions while standing as reminders of another era.

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Unique and memory-making experiences await all students of the Civil War over the weekend of June 22-23. To commemorate the 155th anniversary of the Battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse, the National Park Service is hosting an extraordinary living history weekend event on the actual Spotsylvani…

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Yosemite National Park, established in 1864 during President Lincoln’s administration, welcomes around 5.2 million visitors each year, including rock climbers, hikers, anglers, campers, birdwatchers and photographers. Many travel from far-flung places to see what naturalist John Muir so aptl…

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Often called one of the seven natural wonders of the world, 20-story Natural Bridge has been attracting tourists since Thomas Jefferson built a cabin there for his guests. Now the grand old Natural Bridge Hotel accommodates visitors who want to hang out at the landmark rock bridge and its na…

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The Kutztown Folk Festival (June 29-July 7) is not only a Pennsylvania tradition, it’s been named “Best of the Best” by the American Bus Association and called “one of the most unique festivals on the East coast,” by the Washington Post. What can you expect? You’ll find insight into the trad…

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Wytheville’s location in the Virginia mountains at the intersection of I-81 and I-77 makes it a convenient overnight stopping place, but there’s a lot more to enjoy in this town named for patriot George Wythe.

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Animal lovers can find a variety of activities in Frederick County that revolve around their admiration of all things furry and feathered. Check out a host of dog-friendly shops and restaurant patios in Downtown Frederick, as well as other animal experiences from feeding calves to wildlife t…

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You can just relax and enjoy the scenery of the majestic hills or discover excitement in a variety of different racing events such as bikes and all-terrain vehicles in Pocahontas County, W.Va., just a mere four hours away from the Washington and Baltimore areas. It’s a short trip to a differ…

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Wintergreen summers are full of cool breezes, sun-kissed smiles, stories and s’mores around the campfire, picnics at the lake, cannonballs in the pool, and magnificent sunrises and sunsets. You can hike to waterfalls and magnificent overlooks, spy on birds and squirrels, chipmunks and deer, …

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If you’ve got a hankering for country music, you’re gonna want to boot up for what’s coming Aug. 23-25 in southeastern Pennsylvania. It’s the Citadel Country Spirit USA Music Festival, featuring some top names in country music.

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If you like festivals and fun for all ages, Howard County, Md., has plenty to entice you this summer. Live music, a film festival, a one-man circus, art created as you watch, plays performed in a stone “castle,” and a fairy-tale farm are among the rollicking options in this central Maryland …

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The Town of New Market, Va., returns to the spotlight during the weekend of May 18-19 for the longest continual reenactment in the United States. Hundreds of living historians from around the country will bring the epic event to life on the very ground where the actual battle occurred on May…

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The big news in Lancaster this summer is that the Cartoon Network is coming to town in the form of the world’s first Cartoon Network Hotel. The new lodging option, adjacent to Dutch Wonderland, “will be filled with ways to interact with the network’s shows and characters — not just on TV scr…

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My husband, Tom, and I — who grew up, respectively, along the Hudson River and Atlantic Ocean — are like mythological merfolk (mermaids and mermen), who often need our “water-fix,” which includes oceanfront meditation and listening to the roar of the sea within the same city block.

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The road winds up the mountain for about seven miles from the highway west of Blacksburg, Va. When you enter the 2,600-acre nature preserve, you know that you’re heading someplace special. At the crest of a mountain ridge you turn to a scene familiar to generations of movie and television wa…

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Folks coming out to Moorefield, W.Va., for the admission-free South Branch Riverfest on May 25th can celebrate the river with activities along, on and under the waters of this Potomac tributary.

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There are a couple things that come to mind when you hear the term “tea party.” One of those things may be the Boston Tea Party, the protest that took place in Boston on December 16, 1773, when angered colonists took out their frustrations on Great Britain for what they deemed unfair taxatio…

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Memorial Day weekend kicks off Smith Island’s main season as well as the Smith Island Cultural Center’s Fourth Annual Smith Island Arts Festival. More than thirty regional and local artists will display their work during the festival on Saturday, May 25, starting at 11 a.m. From photography …

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The Mt. Lion Observatory — built just last year at Fort Roberdeau in Altoona — will be a prime place to look to the stars this summer. The new facility features an enclosed structure housing a high-powered telescope, as well as outdoor, leveled observation pads for those to bring and set up …

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Precision Rafting (PR) started in 1981 after we decided to try and make a living on one of our favorite kayak runs. Since the mid 1970’s the Upper Youghiogheny River was considered to be unraftable, too steep and technical and too wild of a place to make a go of it. The water release in the …

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Ace Adventure Resort resides adjacent to land designated by the National Park Service as the New River Gorge National River. The 1,500-acre base is home to onsite rock climbing, a zipline course that offers views of the stunning New River Gorge, hiking and biking trails, a paintball course, …

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It’s quiet in Pocahontas County, W.Va., but quiet can be a precious commodity for noise-jaded residents of the Mid-Atlantic. In Pocahontas County, home to the Monongahela National Forest, Cranberry Glades Wilderness, seven state parks and forests, and miles of highland trails, the sounds of …

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Home of The Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, constructed between 1858 and 1881, is the largest hand-cut stone masonry building in North America, and is reportedly the second largest in the world, next to the Kremlin. The original hospital, designed to house 250 souls, was open to patients in …

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Despite its world-renowned trout fishing stream, easy access to hiking and biking trails and abundance of beautiful parks, Bellefonte, Pa., isn’t the first place that comes to mind when thinking about outdoor adventure.

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Federal law gives it the name John H. Kerr Lake after the North Carolina congressman who secured funding for the dam project that created it. But a 1952 Virginia law decrees its name to be Buggs Island Lake, reflecting the legislature’s anger about the name imposed in Washington.