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This has been a challenging year for everyone, especially for those who love annual festivals and events, many of which have been canceled. The good news is that Franklin County has decided to move forward in celebrating both Market Day and Applefest this year.

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Thinking about taking a road trip? Consider Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, which is idyllic in autumn. Not only is the county easily accessible, but it boasts four state parks and a myriad of trails for fun and safe social distancing.

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While most visitors come to Stratford Hall for its appeal of American history, Stratford Hall is also a place for nature lovers. With nearly 2,000 acres of picturesque wooded land, Stratford Hall has six scenic trails to take that are friendly to experience and endurance levels. With the pur…

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In the fragrant gardens at Beagle Ridge Herb Farm near Wytheville, Va., the herbs and butterflies continue to flower, flutter, and bring loveliness to the world as if COVID-19 didn’t exist.  Proprietor Ellen Reynolds welcomes visitors to her gardens, her butterfly-shaped lavender maze, and t…

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Pack your bike or kayak and head out for adventure in Virginia’s river-bound Northern Neck, only 90 minutes from Washington. America’s first presidents, revolutionaries and constitution builders were born here and their estates welcome visitors to tour their grounds. Winemakers, river runner…

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My sister-in-law and brother-in-law both graduated from James Madison University, so when I think of Harrisonburg, Virginia, I’ve often thought of it as just a college town. Luckily after a weekend stay with my husband and three kids, I learned that Harrisonburg, located in the Shenandoah Va…

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The colors are changing, the air has become crisp and life is starting to slow down. All of this can only mean one thing: autumn has finally arrived. Page County, like many other places, takes on a whole new beauty during the fall months and is the perfect time to plan your visit. While you …

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One of the most unique things about farm markets around Martinsburg, West Virginia, is that each offers a different experience. Whether you want to see farm animals, pick-your-own fruit, dine in an on-site restaurant enjoying seasonal specialties, stock up on farm-raised beef or fresh milk, …

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Have you heard of Smith Island? Most non-locals can’t pick it out on a map. But almost everyone in Maryland and Virginia and the surrounding areas know the world-famous Smith Island Cake! Some may also recognize the tag lines: “Got Cake?” “A Sweet Tradition,” or “Bring on the Cake!” It’s als…

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Lewis County is home to two well-loved lakes that are home to some of the best views, fishing, and waterfront activities. Fall is especially magical lakeside Lewis County. As the leaves change and the air cools, visitors are drawn to campgrounds and lakesides to take advantage of the many ac…

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This has been a challenging year for everyone, especially for those who love annual festivals and events, many of which have been canceled. The good news is that Franklin County has decided to move forward in celebrating both Market Day and Applefest this year.

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Despite multiple requests from my kids, a trip to Orlando is not in the cards for 2020. Sure I can blame COVID, but the truth is flights for a family of five are just not in our family budget, pandemic notwithstanding. Fortunately, my husband and I love road trips; tacking an extra day onto …

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Thinking about taking a road trip? Consider Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, which is idyllic in autumn. Not only is the county easily accessible, but it boasts four state parks and a myriad of trails for fun and safe social distancing.

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While most visitors come to Stratford Hall for its appeal of American history, Stratford Hall is also a place for nature lovers. With nearly 2,000 acres of picturesque wooded land, Stratford Hall has six scenic trails to take that are friendly to experience and endurance levels. With the pur…

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In the fragrant gardens at Beagle Ridge Herb Farm near Wytheville, Va., the herbs and butterflies continue to flower, flutter, and bring loveliness to the world as if COVID-19 didn’t exist.  Proprietor Ellen Reynolds welcomes visitors to her gardens, her butterfly-shaped lavender maze, and t…

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Pack your bike or kayak and head out for adventure in Virginia’s river-bound Northern Neck, only 90 minutes from Washington. America’s first presidents, revolutionaries and constitution builders were born here and their estates welcome visitors to tour their grounds. Winemakers, river runner…

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My sister-in-law and brother-in-law both graduated from James Madison University, so when I think of Harrisonburg, Virginia, I’ve often thought of it as just a college town. Luckily after a weekend stay with my husband and three kids, I learned that Harrisonburg, located in the Shenandoah Va…

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The colors are changing, the air has become crisp and life is starting to slow down. All of this can only mean one thing: autumn has finally arrived. Page County, like many other places, takes on a whole new beauty during the fall months and is the perfect time to plan your visit. While you …

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It’s got to be the biggest news for skiers in the mid-Atlantic area. The sale of Timberline Four Seasons Resort in Davis, West Virginia, to Perfect North Slopes. It’s been a long sad history over the past decade or so as this prime piece of mountain and resort for skiing slid into decline.

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One of the most unique things about farm markets around Martinsburg, West Virginia, is that each offers a different experience. Whether you want to see farm animals, pick-your-own fruit, dine in an on-site restaurant enjoying seasonal specialties, stock up on farm-raised beef or fresh milk, …

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Have you heard of Smith Island? Most non-locals can’t pick it out on a map. But almost everyone in Maryland and Virginia and the surrounding areas know the world-famous Smith Island Cake! Some may also recognize the tag lines: “Got Cake?” “A Sweet Tradition,” or “Bring on the Cake!” It’s als…

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Lewis County is home to two well-loved lakes that are home to some of the best views, fishing, and waterfront activities. Fall is especially magical lakeside Lewis County. As the leaves change and the air cools, visitors are drawn to campgrounds and lakesides to take advantage of the many ac…

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Discover the whole world of agriculture inside Howard County, Maryland

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The Beatles said it well with their song, All You Need is Love. The city of Newport News echoes that sentiment beginning with their six-feet tall L-O-V-E letters prominently displayed at City Center. Their new WanderLOVE road trip campaign highlights outdoor recreation, hidden gems and sight…

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With COVID-19 still looming large, people have been sticking close to home this summer. However, if you are feeling just a little adventurous and want to celebrate summer’s end, consider a road trip to the Outer Banks of North Carolina, aka OBX. It’s a straight shot from the D.C. area to the…

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If you need a change of scenery to celebrate the cautious lifting of quarantine rules, St. Michaels is ready to welcome you. This small historic town on the Miles River on the Eastern Shore is a perfect getaway for a long day trip, overnight visit or weekend escape.

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In a time of social distancing, visitors to western Pennsylvania’s Indiana County can still get up close and personal — with history, whether on two feet or four wheels.

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While some of our favorite Maryland summer activities may have been postponed another year for the sake of safe social distancing, luckily Somerset County is providing us with some of our favorite festivities this Labor Day weekend while still staying safe and sanitary. Get your fill of crab…

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Julie Snyder has been an exhibitor in the Berkeley County Youth Fair near Martinsburg, West Virginia, since she was 10 years old. But when Snyder, now 19, shows her four dairy cows and market steer this year, the event won’t be at the fairgrounds as usual. It will be a virtual fair due to th…

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So many of us exited the spring in a frenzy and need a summer getaway — big time! With many still hedging bets on COVID-19 and the moving target that it is, Atlantic City, New Jersey, may be just what you need. The casinos have reopened with certain limitations such as dining in their outdoo…

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For the first time since April 2020, Recreation News has events within its Calendar pages. Can I hear you jumping for joy from my Central Pennsylvania home?

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There’s no doubt that West Virginia’s mountains are some of the most majestic in the Mid-Atlantic. Attractions across the state allow for opportunities to step back from your busy, daily life.

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The Mid-Atlantic’s caverns have an underground average temperature in the mid-50s, making them a cool (in more ways than one) adventure on a hot summer day. About 20 commercial show caves welcome visitors in the region, each offering their own gift shops, additional entertainment options and more.

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As the long line of horseback riders crossed Taneytown Road, a young girl in a waiting car turned eagerly to her parents. We riders could imagine their conversation for the rest of their vacation.

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The time has finally come for hikers, bikers, and adventurists to stretch their legs or hop on their favorite set of wheels and explore more than just their backyards.

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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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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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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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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.