Tag: hiking

Seven Spring Getaways in Maryland’s charming towns

Cumberland, Solomon’s Island, Leonardtown, Savage, Thurmont, Chestertown and Westminster Are you planning a spring getaway? Maryland has so much to offer, whether you’re looking for time on the water, historic sites, country roads, adventure and outdoor recreation, educational activities for the family or a romantic escape. Here are seven charming Maryland towns worth a visit.…

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Spend the Day on the Potomac River

The Potomac River and its stunning shoreline trails provide countless opportunities for boating and scenic hiking. Get out there before the warm weather ends. Paddleboarding and Kakaying in the Potomac River If you’re in the District of Columbia, spend an afternoon paddling. For a thorough list of kayak and paddle boating tours visit Paddle The Potomac.…

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5 Hikes With Colorful Fall Foliage: From 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles of Washington DC

There’s nothing like the beauty of autumn in the MidAtlantic! Here are five hikes with some of the region’s best fall foliage. For more hiking ideas, order my new guidebook 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles of Washington DC on Amazon. Published by Menasha Press with co-author Rachel Cooper. Monocacy National Battlefield near Frederick, Maryland A less well…

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Road Tripping in South Florida

South Florida is a wonderland this time of year. With daily temperatures that hover around a sunny 80 degrees, consider renting that convertible, and head south from Miami. I never miss a winter escape down to the Florida Keys. My annual visit to this tropical paradise provides that attitude adjustment we all need. Here are some…

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Seven Family-Friendly Parks To Explore This Fall Around the D.C. Area

My friend Rachel Cooper (from AboutDC.com) and I are working hard on a guidebook entitled 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles of Washington DC. We are updating a classic book that is beloved by local hiking enthusiasts, but was published in 2007. We have updated original author Paul Elliot’s list of hikes and added new family-friendly hikes. Here’s a preview of trails…

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