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When exploring the vast hiking opportunities in Luzerne County, the two state parks situated on either side of the county, Ricketts Glen and Hickory Run, should be at the top of your list. Located here are two of Pennsylvania’s 27 National Natural Landmarks, America’s designation that honors…

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Nature has a way of giving us a big dose of good feeling and now is the time to take advantage of the health benefits we all crave. Virginia’s state parks welcome visitors to enjoy May’s bounty while abiding by health safety guidelines during nature’s showcase month. While Virginia Gov. Ralp…

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May tourists flock to Lancaster to get a taste of Pennsylvania’s Dutch country and see the Amish farms, horse-drawn carriages and a really cool small town. But just 10 or 15 minutes from downtown Lancaster are some fantastic places to visit in Strasburg and in Wrightsville.

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While the nation continues to practice social distancing and takes extra precautions to stay healthy, we may feel we are neglecting the places and activities we love the most. Shenandoah Valley in particular is full of adventures and excursions that visitors and residents are itching to get …

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We’re all looking for some silver linings in today’s clouds of uncertainty. What do you want to do AFTER the pandemic? Should you stay or should you go? For some, travel plans are still a faint daydream but for those eager to escape isolation, River Expeditions in West Virginia’s New River G…

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Whether you’re a beach lover, or like to get into the woods; whether you’re into family-friendly activities or are looking to tour some breweries; or maybe if you’re even just looking to relax a little, North Carolina is a state filled with opportunity for every kind of traveler.

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No matter which Main Street you visit in small towns across the Mid-Atlantic, you’re sure to find great food, one-of-a-kind shopping and friendly locals. But if historical and artistic destinations are high on your excursion list this spring then your next trip should be Abingdon, Virginia. …

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If you ask any member of the Inner Circle of Punxsutawney Groundhog Club, or a local Punxsutawney business owner, they’ll tell you that the unique town has more to offer than just a trip to Gobbler’s Knob.

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, is an explosion of the senses in the spring and summer months. Beautiful blossoms pop up on our orchard trees, the aroma of fresh greenery fills the air, and the tastes of ripe local produce sold at roadside country markets come together to form the makings of a bli…

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Located along the Intracoastal Waterway in the heart of Coastal Virginia, the City of Chesapeake is full of parks, trails and waterways, a perfect spot for a spring getaway. From the scenic Northwest River Park & Campground to the hauntingly beautiful and historic Great Dismal Swamp Nati…

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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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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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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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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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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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You can just relax and enjoy the scenery of the majestic hills or discover excitement in a variety of different racing events such as bikes and all-terrain vehicles in Pocahontas County, W.Va., just a mere four hours away from the Washington and Baltimore areas. It’s a short trip to a differ…

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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 you like festivals and fun for all ages, Howard County, Md., has plenty to entice you this summer. Live music, a film festival, a one-man circus, art created as you watch, plays performed in a stone “castle,” and a fairy-tale farm are among the rollicking options in this central Maryland …

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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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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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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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According to the folks at the visitor’s bureau, Wilson is one of the most unique towns in North Carolina. So what’s to love? Here are just five, out of many, things that make Wilson a special place to visit:

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The secret attraction of North Carolina’s Outer Banks may well be that you can simply sit back and relax during your stay or engage in an amazingly wide variety of activities and adventures. Vacationers have a similar variety of accommodations to choose from, though separate vacation homes s…

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May is the time of year that just about all anyone can think about is getting outside and basking in the spring air with the promise of even warmer, sunnier days. And the best way to keep from going stir crazy is to have something on the agenda to look forward to. Enter LOCKN’ Festival. This…

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Once those few warm days start creeping in and all you can think about is getting out of the house, make the most of them by heading to Frederick County, Md., for limitless outdoor activities. Families looking to have little ones get out and stretch their legs and those wanting to learn more…

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Summer camp: It’s a staple of American childhood as a way to fill up some of the summer’s time off from school, and add a dimension to a child’s development. Camp Curiosity takes it up another notch. It’s summer camp reimagined.

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Just six weeks left to enter Southern Delaware Tourism’s 3rd Annual Photo Contest. Both locals and visitors are invited and encouraged to enter. Entries will be accepted until 5 p.m. on March 15, 2019 and winners will be announced Friday, March 29, 2019. There will be one Grand Prize winning…

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The holidays are over. The days are getting colder, evenings grow dark early, and the nights are long. Festive parties are little more than a memory, except for those few extra pounds around the middle. But in Martinsburg, W.Va., “The Gateway to the Shenandoah Valley,” outdoor enthusiasts ar…

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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.