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Split Rock Resort in beautiful Lake Harmony Pennsylvania embraces all the ways beauty, blended with festivities, comes to be in the Pocono Mountains. Escape to the great outdoors with spectacular four-season attractions.

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To hear Nancy Ross tell it, the Artisans Studio Tour around Charlottesville, Va., (artisanstudiotour.com) area is the original tour of its kind in the state, and she points to the tour’s 25th annual tour Nov. 9-10 as proof. “This year there are 45 artisans in 25 studios in Charlottesville an…

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The Pennsylvania Great Outdoors region of the state is one that’s filled with endless opportunities for adventure. Made up of five counties — Clarion, Cameron, Elk, Forest and Jefferson — the region offers unique wildlife viewing, outdoor adventure like no other, and the opportunity to visit…

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Martinsburg, despite being so convenient to Washington D.C. and Baltimore is a world away, and in October it’s even more eerily different! Check out what’s going on in October.

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When people think of Adams County, their thoughts usually turn to Gettysburg and Civil War history, but did you know that the area is also known for its agriculture? Adam’s County is home to approximately 20,000 orchards and people come from miles around to avail themselves of some of the fi…

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Though famous for the caverns of the same name, Luray, Va., is an ideal antidote to the Washington area’s nonstop pace. Cradled in a valley on the western edge of Shenandoah National Park, the Luray area earned the official designation as Virginia’s Cabin Capital because of the multitude of …

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Celebrate autumn at Ladew Gardens’ second annual Garden Glow. Fall can be a magical time of year as cooler weather energizes people and crisp colors grab the senses.

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Thanks to J.K. Rowling’s popular Harry Potter series, thousands of children around the world have been turned on to reading, especially when they delve into the author’s enticing books, which transport them to a magical world!

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For the gastronomically inclined, a kitchen garden is designed to provide food for the table. Although I am not a particularly gifted gardener, there is something incredibly compelling about growing my own food and using that food to feed my family.

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Think of Howard County, Md., and chances are, it’s all about upscale boutique shops and a variety of restaurants sure to please the most discerning gourmand, as well as cultural events and relaxing recreational offerings.

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For over 40 years, the Asam family’s Bavarian Inn in Shepherdstown, W.Va., has been hosting friends and neighbors for relaxing getaways in their 72-room inn. Luxurious features include gourmet meals such as wild game, fireplaces, whirlpool baths and an infinity pool. Perched on a spectacular…

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Summer is disappearing in our rearview mirror, so why not aim the car toward Mountaineer Country, West Virginia for an autumn getaway weekend? The Appalachian Mountains are well-known for their stunning fall foliage that boast vibrant hues of amber and russet. Better yet, this is the season …

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More than 60 years ago, a group of women in Hardy County, W.Va., decided to arrange a fundraiser to support the public library. Their signature event — the Hardy County Heritage Weekend — is still going strong today, and continues to be the only countywide fair and festival held in West Virginia.

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Oysters are staples along the East Coast and throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Fall brings a host of oyster festivals, roasts and other events that put the delectable bivalve front and center for enjoyment, whether you like them raw, steamed, roasted, fried or mixed into stews or other rec…

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There’s nothing like autumn in Chesapeake, Va., and it all comes alive in September. Located in the heart of Coastal Virginia, the water is warm, the weather is mild and the trees are transforming to a rainbow of vibrant colors.

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It’s one of those days with a vexing heat index but biking on the shaded Newport News Park Trail, only a 3-hour drive from D.C., instantly transports you to a more temperate climate, complete with deer placidly feeding in the woods. The 5.3-mile, hard-packed gravel loop is rideable for most …

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Here in Virginia’s beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains September days are pleasantly warm, but the evenings are deliciously cool. These are the golden days when there’s a bit of summer to savor but fall is creeping in to paint the landscape with vibrant colors. Come make the most of this magical …

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Summer winds down and passes the baton to autumn. Vacationers who are seeking a welcome respite from the heat welcome the season, and those who want to get a jump on the season change can head to the mountains and cross the eastern continental divide and experience the region’s most beautifu…

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As summer starts to creep to an end and hot, sticky days give way to crisp mornings and comfortably warm early-autumn days, getting outside and stretching your legs becomes more of a treat. Luzerne County is the perfect place to get that one last warm weather getaway in before those enjoyabl…

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It’s September when, as the song goes, “the days grow shorter.” But after a scorcher of a summer, there’s still time to do the things that you meant to do but didn’t.

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Sometimes you just need a getaway. It comes up quick, and perhaps no time to set up anything too exotic. You goals are simple; Relatively close, relatively inexpensive, and covers a lot of bases such as relaxation, good food and entertainment. We found an idea that simply nails it. Live! Cas…

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There are 23 counties in Maryland, and only one straddles both sides of the great Chesapeake Bay. In fact, it’s where the bay begins.

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Chesapeake Bay country is laced with traditions; ways of doing things that have existed, and proven effective, through dozens of generations. Many local traditions focus on culinary customs, such as cooking oysters and baking distinctive biscuits and breads.

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Who doesn’t love the smell of grapes growing on the vine? Sharing a glass of wine at a country picnic? Sampling a variety of wines at a local festival? Using wine as an excuse to travel to interesting places? The Mid-Atlantic region, home to a plethora of wineries, vineyards and designated w…

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Great destinations have a serendipitous quality – events that appear to happen by chance (and often turn out to be a big memory of a visit). In the case of Middleburg’s 168-room Salamander Resort & Spa — 50 miles west of the nation’s capital in lush Virginia horse country — my husband, T…

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From the beaches of the coastline, to historic towns like Edenton, to Andy Griffith’s hometown of Mt. Airy, North Carolina offers a host of festivals and events to draw you to the Tar Heel State for a fall getaway.

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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.