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The Back to School List for 2020—One Moore Thing

I used to be a really good parent. At least I would still like to think I’m still in...

Summer Fun, Day 102: Have a Happy Labor Day

It's the last day of summer fun, so make it a good one for the family. There are so many great ways to...

Summer Fun, Day 101: Hike the Broad Creek Trail

Enjoy the short, but fun family hike into woods with a view on the one-mile Broad Creek Trail behind Annapolis High School....

Summer Fun, Day 100: Hike at Catoctin Mountain Park

Head to Catoctin Mountain Park for a fun hike with amazing views. Catcotcin Mountain Park in Thurmont features waterfalls and streams, but it is the...

Summer Fun, Day 99: Bike the Gwynns Falls Trail in Baltimore

The Gwynns Falls Trail in Baltimore is an urban trail that is a feast for the eyes as it meanders more than 15 miles from...

Summer Fun—Day 98: Spend the day on the National Mall

We live so close to our nation's capital. Don't forget to introduce your family to some of the iconic sites in Washington, D.C. that...

Chesapeake Family Life Celebrates 30 Years!

Happy 30th Anniversary to Chesapeake Family Life, and thanks to all of the readers who have come along with us on this journey we...

Summer Fun, Day 97: Play Miniature Golf

Playing a round of miniature golf doesn't have to be an activity for vacation at the beach! Try mini golfing, a trademark game of summer...

Summer Fun, Day 96: Visit the Baltimore Museum of Art Sculpture Garden

Visit the Baltimore Museum of Art Sculpture Gardens for a stroll through the outdoors amidst gorgeous, world-class works of art. The Baltimore Museum of Art...

Summer Fun, Day 95: Bike the Mount Vernon Trail

Pack your bikes and head out on the Mount Vernon Trail—an 18-mile paved and mostly flat trail that snakes along the Potomac River and...

Summer Fun, Day 94—Visit Ladew Topiary Gardens

Spend the day outdoors at Ladew Topiary Gardens strolling through beautiful gardens, statues, and a nature walk. Ladew Manor and gardens were “established in the...

Summer Fun, Day 93—Take the family to a U-Pick Farm

Get your hands on the freshest local produce as you and your family pick your own fruits, vegetables and flowers. Taking the kids on a...

Summer Fun, Day 92: Celebrate the National Park Service’s birthday

The National Park Service is another year older—you can celebrate with free entry to one of its 412 national parks. If you can't make...

Summer Fun, Day 91—Walk or Bike the Greenbury Point Trails

You’ve all seen the old radio towers that line Greenbury Point, just across the mouth of the Severn from Annapolis. But it's so much...

Summer Fun, Day 90—Visit Babe Ruth’s Birthplace and Museum

Babe Ruth was born in Baltimore in 1895, in a house just two blocks from Oriole Park at Camden Yards. That house is now...

Summer Fun, Day 89: Visit Longwood Gardens

Spend the day exploring the beautiful Longwood Gardens in nearby Kennett Square, Pa. Longwood has plenty for families to do, and everything but the Children's...

Summer Fun, Day 88—Explore Crystal Grottoes Cavern

Beat the summer heat by visiting Crystal Grottoes caverns, where you can check out the rock formations and stay cool underground. Crystal Grottoes is located...

Summer Fun, Day 87: Paw Paw Playground at Adkins Arboretum

Take the Upland Walk trail at Adkins Arboretum to find a playground composed of almost all natural materials. The nature play space has a Native...

Summer Fun, Day 86—Go Geocaching at the Annapolis Maritime Museum

Head to the Annapolis Maritime Musuem's Park Campus on Back Creek armed with a GPS device or geocaching app and hunt for treasures with...

Summer Fun, Day 85: Ride Outside at a Skate Park

Get your tweens and teens off the screen and active by taking them to one of the great skate parks in the area. Truxton Park...
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