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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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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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The constant underground temperatures of the Mid-Atlantic’s commercial caverns stay in the mid-50s and can cool you on an Indian summer day or even warm you a bit in chilly winter weather. Today’s commercial show caves offer educational tours and a host of additional entertainment options ra…

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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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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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This summer’s most beautiful “road less traveled” may well be into the Virginia’s Western Highlands, a sprawling four-county region. The three-and-a-half hour drive from D.C. is a recreational event in itself for sports car enthusiasts and motorcyclists, and everyone can stop to gaze at site…

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It’s the best of both worlds, the majesty of nature and the luxury to provide the utmost comfort for modern times. For the past 80 years, family owned Harman’s Log Cabins transformed into Harman’s Luxury Log Cabins to meet this need and raise the bar to create awesome memories. Although it’s…

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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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Geocaching has come a long way and is far more accessible than its early days as a hobby of a small group of GPS junkies in the early 2000s. It’s evolved from internet message boards and expensive devices to smartphones with built-in GPS capabilities and apps with countless caches. 

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In Maryland’s Somerset County, a “grand slam” might not have anything to do with baseball. Rather, it could entail catching fish, four different ways, all in one weekend!

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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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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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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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The mountains of Central Pennsylvania are home to many superb trails. The Appalachian Trail runs into the central part of the state and then turns east just north of Harrisburg, and the Mid-State Trail allows travelers to traverse the entire state from north to south or vice versa. Many Stat…

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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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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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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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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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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…