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There’s a chill in the air, and the holiday season is fast approaching. If you haven’t crossed a trip to Atlantic City off your wish list this year, it’s not too late. In fact, it could be just the right time to take advantage of lower hotel rates and all of the entertainment and events happ…

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About four decades ago, a few hardy souls planted grape vines in Mid-Atlantic soil hoping to resurrect a wine industry. The wineries began banding together into wine trails and, much later, began embracing an infant craft beer industry. More recently, other craft beverages — distilled spirit…

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Wytheville is an old Southwest Virginia town with established attractions that include a long-running musical dinner theater, the birthplace museum of the spunky First Lady Edith Bolling Wilson, and nearby New River Trail, Virginia’s longest, skinniest rail trail park.

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If you’re a car camper, an RVer or a moto lover who thrives in the out-of-doors trekking through the wilderness, you just might be an overlander. A burgeoning industry with products and services catering to do-it-yourself outdoor enthusiasts has taken root in America and is coming to Infinit…

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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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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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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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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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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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Precision Rafting (PR) started in 1981 after we decided to try and make a living on one of our favorite kayak runs. Since the mid 1970’s the Upper Youghiogheny River was considered to be unraftable, too steep and technical and too wild of a place to make a go of it. The water release in the …

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The folks in the Colonial-era towns of Yorktown, Jamestown, and Williamsburg celebrate fall in their own unique way.In Yorktown, October kicks off with the Yorktown Wine Festival, Oct. 6, noon–6 p.m., at Riverwalk Landing. Enjoy wine from throughout Virginia, live music, and food from local …

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

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The autumn season ranks high among those who enjoy the great outdoors and everything that fall has to offer. From exhilarating walks in the crisp fall air and the bounty of the apple and pumpkin harvests to fun family festivals and leaves that put on a spectacular show, there is much to enjo…

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As temperatures get even cooler as we head into fall in the Mid-Atlantic, travelers and locals alike head to the region’s pumpkin festivals, fall celebrations, and, of course, corn mazes and pumpkin patches.“Sleuths are invited to wind their way through Virginia’s corn mazes, and scour pumpk…

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Tourism of the macabre is nothing new. Annually, more than 300,000 people visit the catacombs of Paris, the underground final resting place of 6 million human skeletal remains. Highgate Cemetery in London at- tracts visitors to the resting place of 170,000 souls, including Karl Marx and auth…

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If you like exploring the great outdoors and being active, Johnston County, N.C., has plenty to offer. Walk along the region’s greenways and hiking trails, get moving at one of the sports facilities, or work on your swing at one of many golf courses.Start your outdoor adventure on the 3-mile…

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Federal News Radio speaks with Recreation News Publisher Karl Teel about interesting things to do in and near the nation’s capital. 

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Pennsylvania has long been a destination for fall travel. One of the best ways to take in the colors of the season is by strolling through the charming streets of the state’s small towns that dot mountainsides and are brimming with history. Below are five spots you are sure to enjoy during autumn:

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September and October are great months for that day-outing in the country — especially wine country. Summer crowds are dwindling, the weather is slightly cooler, and, most importantly, it’s harvest time for wine grapes. What a great opportunity to see firsthand how the nectar of the grape is…

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With the arrival of September, we look forward to cooler days, going back to school, and celebrating autumn. We will attend festivals, visit markets and vineyards, go on walks, hikes, and bicycle treks, and take scenic drives into the mountains, through wide open spaces and along rivers and …

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Centrally located in the mountains of West Virginia, Summersville offers endless opportunities for fun-filled days enjoying beauty, adventure, history, and relaxation.The city is home to the state’s largest lake. Beautiful clear-water Summersville Lake has more than 60 miles of shoreline and…

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Want a fun outing to see the leaves this fall? One option is to take a scenic train ride in Grant County, W.Va. They call it the Fall Foliage Special, and it runs during three weekends in October. “It’s a very pretty train trip,” said Eileen Sindledecker, who promotes the county. “The leaves…

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It’s time to head to the mountains to enjoy the beauty of the fall season in the Deep Creek Lake area of Garrett County, Md.The Autumn Glory Festival, which runs Oct. 10–14, is now more than a half-century old.It has grown to include a kickoff dinner, fireman’s parade, concerts (including an…

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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. Make the most of this magical time wit…

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Can you feel the morning chill in the air? Summer is winding down, and nature will soon show off its autumn colors in a flash that will be here before you know it and gone just as fast. There’s nothing like the beauty of a West Virginia state park in the fall.Here are a few parks where you c…

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The prices drop with the crowds when fall settles over North Carolina’s Outer Banks. But that doesn’t mean there’s nothing to do. Whether you’re looking for a bit of adventure, a piece of history, or just a relaxing walk on the beach, there are lots of great ways to enjoy the barrier islands…

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Looking for a way to fill the holidays with the sweet nostalgia of small-town celebrations? Head to some of nearby southern Pennsylvania’s picturesque Main Streets, where twinkling lights, roaming carolers, horse-drawn carriage rides, and decorated storefronts set seasonal scenes you won’t forget.