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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. 

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With four seasons of natural beauty and endless outdoor adventures, Columbia and Montour counties in Central Pennsylvania are a prime location for outdoor enthusiasts to explore this year. Located just several hours north of Baltimore and Washington, D.C., the counties are a fine choice for …

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The ride leading from GearHead Junction in Pearisburg to Mountain Lake Lodge offers a smorgasbord for motorcyclists: some paved winding mountain backroads, some gravel and dirt trails, and a finishing dance with the beautiful New River you hope will go on forever.

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Maryland is a great state filled with variety: mountains, oceans, rural farmland, wilderness, and vibrant towns. Yet, with all the variety, there is only one lake in the state you can powerboat on, as well as only one ski slope. These make Deep Creek Lake, located in McHenry, Md., a four-sea…

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Whether it’s conquering a raging river, enjoying breathtaking scenery, or being in nature, there’s a visceral feeling being in the wilderness. Near the Appalachian Mountain range there are a host of venues for whitewater or mountain adventure getaways. One to consider is ACE Adventure Resort…

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 When we were winding our way into Lost River State Park, about a two-hour drive from Washington, D.C., in West Virginia’s eastern panhandle, I noticed my phone coverage was going in and out. And by the time we reached Cabin 10, where we would stay for two nights, I had no coverage at all. W…

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The great outdoors surrounds Chesapeake, Va., with the Virginia Beach oceanfront and the Great Dismal Swamp just minutes away. And, bustling downtown Norfolk is nearby, too. It’s a location that leads to unique family moments.

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Clearfield County, located in the Pennsylvania Wilds region northwest of State College and Altoona, offers a wealth of ways to get away from it all. Whether you want to spend a day on the water canoeing, kayaking, or fishing, or learning more about the history and the heroes of the area whil…

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Sit down on the stoop beside a fisherman, and you’ll get an earful about the sweetest spots and most memorable runs. Here, read what we learned from a whirlwind trip through the region’s rivers, lakes, streams, and creeks. These fishing spots are all within a few hours’ drive: