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Rocky Gap Casino Resort, a AAA Four Diamond Hotel nestled in the Appalachian Mountains with lakeside views, offers award-winning restaurants, exhilarating outdoor activities, luxurious amenities, an impressive golf course, and a thrilling casino, all set to the natural beauty of Rocky Gap St…

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Nestled between the Blue Ride and Massanutten Mountains in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, Page County combines historic culture, natural beauty, and a friendly atmosphere of days gone by. With the perfect location and best service you could ask for, the area makes for a perfect wedding destination.

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The Pocono Mountains has been a trusted and beloved vacation destination for generations of families, so it’s no surprise that the region is a perfect setting for milestone occasions like weddings and family reunions.

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In the oldest house in one of West Virginia’s oldest towns, a major restoration has begun. Moorefield’s Robert Higgins House, completed in 1788 by a Revolutionary War officer, is being transformed into a museum that will interpret the regional history this house witnessed.

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Just under two hours from Washington, D.C., lies a winter wonderland with some of the most spectacular winter fun ― Tucker County in West Virginia. Being just west of the Eastern Continental Divide, the skiing begins earlier, lasts longer, and is far more reliable snow than any other driving…

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This month, Recreation News has teamed up with River Expeditions to give away an Adventure Getaway for Two! Scroll down to fill out the form to enter to win.

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Life in the mountains of Garrett County in Maryland brings beautiful highs for each season, and winter is no exception, with more than 100 inches of snow falling on the area annually.

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When Richard Smith penned the lyrics of the classic song “Winter Wonderland” in 1934, the glistening, snowy scenery he had in mind was his hometown of Honesdale, Pa., and the surrounding countryside of the Pocono Mountains. Just a 90-minute drive from New York City and Philadelphia, the Poco…

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Virginia’s Crossroads is an area filled with American history, including countless sites to visit and explore that further your understanding of the region and its role in our nation’s development.

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Did you ever notice that holidays always seem to come packaged with nostalgia? There’s such a warmth about it. All the great movies seem to take place in times gone by and have fires in the fireplace and friendly, old towns. We are so fortunate to have in our midst Annapolis, Maryland, with …

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As the northern gateway to the Shenandoah Valley, Berkeley County in West Virginia provides plenty of opportunities for seasonal fun, from canoeing and kayaking to leaf-peeping. Come winter, there are still a wealth of things to do, from enjoying locally owned eclectic shops and restaurants …

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The holidays are a very special time of year in Gettysburg — when the past comes alive in festive celebration. It’s the ideal way to experience our incomparable history, enduring charm, endless recreational fun and mouth-watering foodie opportunities.

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The holidays are coming, and the Pocono Mountains is the perfect place to celebrate with family and friends. Located within easy driving distance of major metropolitan hubs like New York and Philadelphia, the Poconos is home to picturesque small towns, seasonal activities, exciting outdoor a…

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Positioned at the confluence of art and nature, The Brandywine Conservancy and Museum of Art has reopened its doors, offering both virtual presentations and in-person programs.

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History and hospitality await in Yorktown – just a short drive from Williamsburg and Jamestown, connected by the scenic Colonial Parkway. Whether you book a riverfront hotel room or choose a quaint bed and breakfast, you’ll find yourself within walking distance of a charming waterfront villa…

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One of the best ways to get to know a place is to talk with the locals — not only are they familiar with the destination, but they know what makes it special year-round. In Maryland’s Somerset County, this means extending the laid-back, nature-loving way of life into another season.

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Regardless of age, who among us does not enjoy wearing a costume and playing the role of a character we have read about or studied in history? Who doesn’t want to be a lord or lady for a day? Or cheer for our favorite knight during a jousting tournament? Or shop for treasures from the past a…

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Autumn is a busy time of year in Indiana County, with a number of seasonal festivals and activities back after a year off because of the COVID-19 pandemic. And Laura Herrington, executive director of the Indiana County Tourist Bureau, couldn't be happier.

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When we told friends that we would be camping for an entire week in the middle of August near the shore, they thought we were crazy. “Won’t it be hot?” was the response we mostly received.

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Newport News, a Virginia tidewater city rooted in the 1600s, is a technological and cultural ready for discovery. Today’s lively arts scene involves performing arts, public sculpture, visual arts and, above all, the art and design of boatbuilding.

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Overlanding is a way to describe exploring by your own self-contained means, usually by 4-wheel drive vehicle or adventure motorcycle. For overlanders, the journey is as important as the destination. It’s the journey — and the activities that overlanders do when they get to their destination…

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Fall is a beautiful season throughout West Virginia, but nowhere is it more magical than in the New River Gorge, which was newly designated as a national park this past December. One of the most popular places to view fall foliage, the New River Gorge Park and Preserve attracts people for nu…

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It’s not fall without leaf-peeping! We’ve picked out the top almost-heavenly-destinations in north-central West Virginia to help you plan the perfect fall road trip. Drive through hills of gold and red hues for must-see destinations. And remember—leaf-peeping in Mountaineer Country peaks aro…

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West Virginia’s Hardy County, just two hours southwest of Washington, D.C., offers a wealth of trails to roam and as well as history to explore. Sometimes the two combine, as in Lost River State Park’s paths through historic Lighthorse Harry Lee property or the heritage driving tours being p…

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What better way to celebrate the start of fall than with a celebration of agricultural heritage? In Howard County, Maryland, events and destinations highlight local agriculture and the impact it has on the region.

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After a brutally hot summer that kept us inside almost as much as the quarantine did, it’s time to enjoy the cooler temperatures and freedom of being outside again. Few places offer better opportunities to enjoy the outdoors than Somerset County.

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Have you ever visited a place where you immediately felt welcome and just knew that you would come back again? Kent County, Maryland, is just that place.

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Sturdy walking shoes, hiking socks, shorts, T-shirt. We don’t change our hiking garb, but this fall, here’s where you can find the latest fall colors in the Northern Neck:

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Any resort area with four seasons of attractions likes to promote them all. But in Garrett County, Md., autumn may be the favorite child. Arriving after a busy summer of Deep Creek Lake-focused activities and before the bustle of ski season, autumn in the mountains declares itself with a spl…

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August is here already, And we’re scratching our heads and asking, “Where did the summer go?” With a few weeks left to celebrate summer, why not head to one of your favorite Atlantic beaches to wrap up the season? Give these coastal destinations some thought when planning your next beach trip.

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Summer is still going strong — especially at Shenandoah National Park in the Blue Ridge Mountains. One might argue that late summer and early fall is the best time to visit, with fewer visitors and more comfortable temperatures.

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When the dog days of August make you want to run for the hills, head southwest from D.C. to Lake Anna, a Virginia haven for boaters, fishers and lovers of all types of water sports. Boating is king here and if you don’t own your own float you can rent all types of boats for a day or half a d…

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It’s no secret that Somerset County, Maryland, ,is a destination for waterfront wonders. With direct access to the Tangier and Pocomoke Sounds, plus several rivers and creeks, which all lead to the Chesapeake Bay, there are endless ways to enjoy Maryland’s waterways. From kayaking, to fishin…

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Located in the Blue Ridge Highlands region of Virginia, Wytheville is a true original. Not only is there no other town in the country that shares its name, but the small community’s rich history and stunning landscape make it a one-of-a-kind destination.

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Once summer hits Indiana County, visitors and locals look forward to two of their favorite warm-weather activities: fishing and festivals. With a variety of natural parks and areas, the county offers plenty of opportunities to cast a line in the sunshine. On top of the waterside fun, the cou…

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Gettysburg, PA stands uniquely positioned as one of our nation’s premiere historic travel destinations. Nestled in idyllic Adams County, it offers breathtakingly scenic landscapes, wide-ranging outdoor activities, adventurous dining and – perhaps most famously – an unparalleled, firsthand lo…