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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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Summer is in full swing in Gettysburg, perfect for a getaway trip to disconnect and get inspired. Whether you’re looking to blaze a foodie trail or walk in the footsteps of history, Gettysburg is a short drive to amazing experiences.

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Maryland’s eastern shore has always had the reputation of hospitality, beauty, nature and relaxation. As soon as you cross over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge into Queen Anne’s County, a certain tranquility seems to wash over you saying “Welcome to Maryland’s Eastern Shore and countryside.” Just …

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Late summer in Chesapeake Bay country sees a crescendo of tidewater’s seasonal bounty. In Maryland’s Somerset County, summer’s finale brings appropriately maritime celebrations to the bayside villages and fishing towns.

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Earlier this summer, I found myself having to plan a bachelorette party near Lake Erie, and what better girls trip than wine tasting? We ended up at a quaint AirBnB in Westfield, N.Y., the home of Welch’s Grape Juice, which moved to the area in 1897 because of the area’s ideal climate for gr…

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My mom used to tell this joke: A restaurant advertised that they could make any kind of sandwich. One day, a customer ordered an elephant on rye. The waiter noticeably hesitated, and the customer accused him of defaulting on his advertising.

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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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This summer, treat yourself to a tour of the award-winning breweries on Central Pennsylvania’s only craft beer trail — the River Rat Brew Trail. Discover distinct and unique craft brews that will tantalize your taste buds. Whether you are a lover of IPAs, blonde ales, rich and dark stouts, w…

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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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Just northwest of Pittsburgh, PA and running to the western edge of the state at the Ohio border lies a 444 square mile gem of an area known as Beaver County. Of course nature, beauty and outdoor activities abound with its location in the rural forests and mountains and along the Beaver Rive…

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Gather your girlfriends: Mountaineer Country is the perfect balance of relaxation, culinary exploration and (surprise!) shopping. This is also the mountain home to West Virginia University (WVU), so there’s a fair amount of nightlife as well! From its tranquil green lawns and historical bric…

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Axe throwing! It’s the latest craze and it’s pretty awesome fun. Basically, axe throwing is a sport in which the competitor throws an axe at a target, attempting to hit the bull’s eye as near as possible. Kind of like darts, but cooler. Most likely, it began, well, around the time of the fir…

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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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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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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:

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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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A recent gastronomic road trip along Delaware’s Atlantic coast offered an opportunity to visit three culinary education “institutions.” While all three were thoroughly professional, knowledgeable, and engrossing, each was also absolutely different from the others.

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When the Potomac Jazz & Seafood Festival rolls around again in July, you can bet Annie Young of Waldorf, Md., will get there early to set up her chair near the stage for a close view of the musicians and, if the spirit moves her, get up and dance.

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June ushers in the official beginning of summer and is there anything better than counting down the days to a weekend away? If you need some ideas on what to plan for this summer, a plethora of count down-worthy events are being held in Calvert County. From family fun to couples’ retreats, h…

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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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While John Denver’s “Country Roads” lyrics are known worldwide, one of West Virginia’s best kept secrets is the “country rides” in and around Mountaineer Country. Its winding byways, fresh air and scenic overlooks are perfectly suited for motorcycle enthusiasts.

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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 only one place in the Chesapeake were to be crowned “The Crab Capital of the World,” Crisfield would be a top contender. Located in the Eastern Shore’s Somerset County, Maryland’s southernmost city has its roots firmly planted in the seafood industry and harvesting the Chesapeake Bay’s bounty.

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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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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:

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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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Cooking the local specialties can be an essential part of a foodie’s vacation. Delaware’s beach resorts have fully embraced gastronomy as a holiday activity. Along with traditional seaside fare and a wide spectrum of restaurants, Sussex County has attracted numerous specialty providers offer…

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Celebrate that someone special with a private escape to Mountaineer country. Brilliant mountain landscapes and farm-to-table dining will leave lovers at a loss for words during a three-day getaway to the university city of Morgantown, W.Va.

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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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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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Get your senses ready for an exciting summer in Atlantic City — Can you smell that fresh ocean breeze and hear the waves lapping along the shoreline? Are you dreaming about digging your toes in the sand and thinking about a refreshing dip in the ocean? There is something soothing about heari…

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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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It’s become a sort of weekend ritual that on Sundays, my husband and I venture out to explore breweries in D.C., Maryland and Virginia. But on May 11, the breweries will come to us for the Maryland Craft Beer Festival held on the beautiful Carroll Creek Linear Park in historic downtown Frederick.

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Cooking the local specialties can be an essential part of a foodie’s vacation. Delaware’s beach resorts have fully embraced gastronomy as a holiday activity. Along with traditional seaside fare and a wide spectrum of restaurants, Sussex County has attracted numerous specialty providers offer…