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To say the coronavirus has turned our world upside down is an understatement. Many things we used to take for granted, including family vacations and bucket lists, have been put on hold indefinitely. Now hunkered down in our homes with no end to the pandemic in sight, we are thankful for hav…

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Nature has a way of giving us a big dose of good feeling and now is the time to take advantage of the health benefits we all crave. Virginia’s state parks welcome visitors to enjoy May’s bounty while abiding by health safety guidelines during nature’s showcase month. While Virginia Gov. Ralp…

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When exploring the vast hiking opportunities in Luzerne County, the two state parks situated on either side of the county, Ricketts Glen and Hickory Run, should be at the top of your list. Located here are two of Pennsylvania’s 27 National Natural Landmarks, America’s designation that honors…

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Wytheville, Virginia, is only a half-day drive from Washington, D.C. But when Sand Mountain begins to loom large in your windshield, you know you’ve escaped to Southwest Virginia. You won’t find traffic here. Or crowds. Nature takes center stage, especially now.

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As tempting as it is to keep this hidden gem a secret, I know it’s only fair to share Harman’s Luxury Cabins with our readers. Located only twelve miles from Petersburg West Virginia this beautiful resort is closer than you might realize. Getting to “almost heaven” takes just three hours fro…

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If you were heading to Ocean City and made a right turn in Salisbury, in minutes you would be in Somerset County, which is filled with all the splendors of Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Pristine countryside, rural farms, small towns and countless miles of waterfront create the quintessential eas…

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Nature’s Mountain Playground is an appropriate name for the county with the highest average elevation of any county east of the Mississippi. Pocahontas County, West Virginia, covers 941 square miles, with more than 62% that is either state or federal property. Five state parks and two state …

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The National Museum of the United States Army, now in the final stages of construction at presstime, is preparing to open at Ft. Belvoir, Virginia, near the nation’s capital. So far, the museum has raised $180 million toward the needed $200 million.

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Nature has a way of giving us a big dose of good feeling and now is the time to take advantage of the health benefits we all crave. Virginia’s state parks welcome visitors to enjoy May’s bounty while abiding by health safety guidelines during nature’s showcase month. While Virginia Gov. Ralp…

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May tourists flock to Lancaster to get a taste of Pennsylvania’s Dutch country and see the Amish farms, horse-drawn carriages and a really cool small town. But just 10 or 15 minutes from downtown Lancaster are some fantastic places to visit in Strasburg and in Wrightsville.

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While the nation continues to practice social distancing and takes extra precautions to stay healthy, we may feel we are neglecting the places and activities we love the most. Shenandoah Valley in particular is full of adventures and excursions that visitors and residents are itching to get …

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We’re all looking for some silver linings in today’s clouds of uncertainty. What do you want to do AFTER the pandemic? Should you stay or should you go? For some, travel plans are still a faint daydream but for those eager to escape isolation, River Expeditions in West Virginia’s New River G…

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In my house we have two working parents and three energetic (adorable, but high maintenance) kids under the age of six. Needless to say we are busy. In order to unwind and create fun memories I try to plan several family vacations each year as well as a few long weekends away. Lately, we’ve …

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We all feel it: Too long cooped up during quarantine. We miss getting out and doing things. We miss our friends. We miss events. Heck, we miss everything other than being at home. But we are still leery of a getaway that involves the close quarters of an airplane or the shoulder to shoulder …

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Spring is a great time to take a road trip to the Laurel Highlands where the journey is almost as interesting as the destination. The winding roads, tidy farms and sun-dappled woodlands are a wonderful reminder of the beauty of Pennsylvania.

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To say the coronavirus has turned our world upside down is an understatement. Many things we used to take for granted, including family vacations and bucket lists, have been put on hold indefinitely. Now hunkered down in our homes with no end to the pandemic in sight, we are thankful for hav…

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  • 0

Nature has a way of giving us a big dose of good feeling and now is the time to take advantage of the health benefits we all crave. Virginia’s state parks welcome visitors to enjoy May’s bounty while abiding by health safety guidelines during nature’s showcase month. While Virginia Gov. Ralp…

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  • 0

When exploring the vast hiking opportunities in Luzerne County, the two state parks situated on either side of the county, Ricketts Glen and Hickory Run, should be at the top of your list. Located here are two of Pennsylvania’s 27 National Natural Landmarks, America’s designation that honors…

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  • 0

Wytheville, Virginia, is only a half-day drive from Washington, D.C. But when Sand Mountain begins to loom large in your windshield, you know you’ve escaped to Southwest Virginia. You won’t find traffic here. Or crowds. Nature takes center stage, especially now.

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As tempting as it is to keep this hidden gem a secret, I know it’s only fair to share Harman’s Luxury Cabins with our readers. Located only twelve miles from Petersburg West Virginia this beautiful resort is closer than you might realize. Getting to “almost heaven” takes just three hours fro…

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Tucked in rural Blair County, Pennsylvania, Fort Roberdeau offers a respite for historians, school and scouting groups, nature lovers, families and even astronomers.

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If you were heading to Ocean City and made a right turn in Salisbury, in minutes you would be in Somerset County, which is filled with all the splendors of Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Pristine countryside, rural farms, small towns and countless miles of waterfront create the quintessential eas…

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  • 0

Nature’s Mountain Playground is an appropriate name for the county with the highest average elevation of any county east of the Mississippi. Pocahontas County, West Virginia, covers 941 square miles, with more than 62% that is either state or federal property. Five state parks and two state …

featured
  • 0

The National Museum of the United States Army, now in the final stages of construction at presstime, is preparing to open at Ft. Belvoir, Virginia, near the nation’s capital. So far, the museum has raised $180 million toward the needed $200 million.

featured
  • 0

Nature has a way of giving us a big dose of good feeling and now is the time to take advantage of the health benefits we all crave. Virginia’s state parks welcome visitors to enjoy May’s bounty while abiding by health safety guidelines during nature’s showcase month. While Virginia Gov. Ralp…

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  • 0

May tourists flock to Lancaster to get a taste of Pennsylvania’s Dutch country and see the Amish farms, horse-drawn carriages and a really cool small town. But just 10 or 15 minutes from downtown Lancaster are some fantastic places to visit in Strasburg and in Wrightsville.

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While the nation continues to practice social distancing and takes extra precautions to stay healthy, we may feel we are neglecting the places and activities we love the most. Shenandoah Valley in particular is full of adventures and excursions that visitors and residents are itching to get …

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  • 0

We’re all looking for some silver linings in today’s clouds of uncertainty. What do you want to do AFTER the pandemic? Should you stay or should you go? For some, travel plans are still a faint daydream but for those eager to escape isolation, River Expeditions in West Virginia’s New River G…

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There’s music in the air this summer in Chestertown, Maryland, as the National Music Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary. The annual two-week long event is scheduled from August 8 to 15, 2020 (originally planned for May 31 to June 13). Audiences will enjoy over 30 concerts and 200 rehea…

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In my house we have two working parents and three energetic (adorable, but high maintenance) kids under the age of six. Needless to say we are busy. In order to unwind and create fun memories I try to plan several family vacations each year as well as a few long weekends away. Lately, we’ve …

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We all feel it: Too long cooped up during quarantine. We miss getting out and doing things. We miss our friends. We miss events. Heck, we miss everything other than being at home. But we are still leery of a getaway that involves the close quarters of an airplane or the shoulder to shoulder …

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A change of location and use of time are the fundamentals of vacation. We all need a break from routine to reset the mind, avoid becoming mundane, stimulate the soul, spend time together, shed some daily responsibilities and bathe yourself in things that please you rather than things that ar…

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You don’t really realize how much you travel until it’s taken away from you.

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Whether you’re a beach lover, or like to get into the woods; whether you’re into family-friendly activities or are looking to tour some breweries; or maybe if you’re even just looking to relax a little, North Carolina is a state filled with opportunity for every kind of traveler.

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No matter which Main Street you visit in small towns across the Mid-Atlantic, you’re sure to find great food, one-of-a-kind shopping and friendly locals. But if historical and artistic destinations are high on your excursion list this spring then your next trip should be Abingdon, Virginia. …

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Roanoke, Virginia, has blasted onto the American beer scene. Some locals even call the city of 96,000 nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia the “new Asheville,” a nod to the well-established beer city of Asheville, North Carolina. It’s a worthy comparison. With over 20 breweries in…

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Amid the picturesque Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwest Virginia, the Town of Wytheville boasts a stunning landscape ripe with natural beauty, an abundance of recreational options and a wealth of events and activities for outdoor enthusiasts of all types. Usher in the season’s warmer weather …

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If you ask any member of the Inner Circle of Punxsutawney Groundhog Club, or a local Punxsutawney business owner, they’ll tell you that the unique town has more to offer than just a trip to Gobbler’s Knob.

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, is an explosion of the senses in the spring and summer months. Beautiful blossoms pop up on our orchard trees, the aroma of fresh greenery fills the air, and the tastes of ripe local produce sold at roadside country markets come together to form the makings of a bli…

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Southern Delaware’s Sussex County has long been a vacation destination for a multitude of reasons. There’s something for everyone, every family member, every age and every interest. Four basic reasons are the offerings to shop, eat, play and sleep!

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Howard County natives know that once the daffodils begin to pop and the frozen ground begins to thaw, more than just spring is on its way. Once the weather begins to warm, the charming, suburban region doesn’t waste a moment before a myriad of festivals begin, ranging from all types of arts …

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A visit to Franklin County, Pennsylvania, is like opening a tightly-packed suitcase teeming with snippets of American History. Intriguing facts, places, architecture, museums, period homes and hallowed ground are spread out over a 300-year old living tapestry of our Nation’s struggles and triumphs.

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Located along the Intracoastal Waterway in the heart of Coastal Virginia, the City of Chesapeake is full of parks, trails and waterways, a perfect spot for a spring getaway. From the scenic Northwest River Park & Campground to the hauntingly beautiful and historic Great Dismal Swamp Nati…

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I’ve held off until the last minute possible to write my Editor’s Note for this month’s edition of Recreation News. And I’m sure I don’t have to tell you why: Amid the outbreak of COVID-19, the state of travel across the nation is constantly evolving.

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All aboard! The Mid-Atlantic is filled with opportunities to board a train. Highlights across the region include traveling on the historic first mile of commercial track, seeing one of the world’s largest model train layouts, checking out the trolleys of bygone days or visiting the museums t…

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Our new shepherd puppy needed a lesson in traveling to learn our on-the-road routine. An overnight to Frederick, Maryland, well known for its municipal dog-friendliness, proved an ideal first trip.

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Spring arrives in the Mid-Atlantic this month with a whirl of exciting events and activities. Baltimore celebrates St. Patrick’s Day downtown and around the Inner Harbor, with a parade from Washington Monument to Market Place on March 15, while the Maryland towns of Ocean City, Denton, Gaith…

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America’s origin story is rooted far beyond the prestige of stately monuments and political heritage. Within reach of the nation’s capital, Virginia’s historic cities and towns have long played an influential role in U.S. history. Among them is the quaint and scenic city of Fredericksburg.