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Winter Beachcombing in Maryland

Afternoons climb earlier and earlier into darkness; cold, damp days of leaden gray skies become increasingly commonplace. By Thanksgiving, the housebound troops begin to...

Blackwater National Wildilfe Refuge

While you’ve probably driven right through Cambridge, Maryland on your way to Ocean City, you might not know it is home to one our...

Nine pools and splash parks perfect for preschoolers and fun for older kids

Ellen E. Linson Splash Park, College Park— Great for ToddlersRoger Carter Community Center, Ellicott City— Great for ToddlersCove Point Park Pool, Lusby— Great for...

Fun Days on the Bay—Getting out on the Chesapeake

  Cool Bay breezes, workboats grinding by, the prickle of sun and the freedom of a day on the open water—there is no better...

Family fall camping in Maryland

Camping is a great family activity, and fall is the perfect time to hit the great outdoors and head to a camping spot in...

7 Maryland bike trails fit for the family

Updated April 2021 BWI Trail Difficulty: Easy to Moderate, 12.5-mile pavedCross Island Trail Difficulty: Easy, 6-mile pavedCentennial Park Difficulty: Moderate, 2.6 miles pavedChesapeake Beach Railway Trail Difficulty: Easy,...

5 Scramble Hikes for Adventurous Families

Updated April 2021 Billy Goat Trail A, C&O Canal National Historic ParkDifficulty: Strenuous, 1.75-4.75 milesBob’s Hill and Cat Rock, Cunningham Falls State ParkDifficulty: Strenuous, 9...

5 bike trails in the Baltimore and D.C. Area That Lead Someplace Fun

Gwynns Falls Trail, Baltimore, 15 miles, Difficulty: Easy to moderateMount Vernon Trail, Northern Va., 18 miles, Difficulty: Easy to difficultPatuxent Branch Trail, Savage, 4.6...

5 family hikes along the Appalachian Trail

Family hikes along the Appalachian Trail give kids a taste for the appeal of the 2,189 mile trail. There might be no better time...

6 spots for outside family adventures

Looking to get outside and explore new places with the family in Maryland? From nature scavenger hunts to learning about lighthouses, here are six...

8 playgrounds perfect for kids of different ages

Any parent of multiple-aged kids knows that playgrounds must be chosen with care. Too simple and the kids will be bored in minutes. Too...

Six children’s gardens to visit in Maryland area

By Allison Eatough A bamboo maze, rows of sweet-smelling peppermint, a tree house with soaring views or giant sunflowers towering overhead, children's gardens are...

Winter play in Maryland parks from dog sledding to snowshoeing

The air is cold and the snowflakes maybe flying, but that doesn’t mean you need to keep your family inside until spring. There are...

7 Maryland hikes with amazing views

Updated April 2021 Maryland Heights Trail, Difficulty: Hard, 4 miles round-trip, mountain viewAnnapolis Rock and Black Rock, Difficulty: Hard, 2.2-mile, mountain viewNorthern Peaks Trail, Difficulty:...

Late summer fun at 6 Maryland state parks

Updated 2021 Rocky Gap State Park, Allegany CountyGreenbrier State Park, Washington CountyGunpowder Falls State Park, Baltimore/Harford countiesJanes Island State Park, Somerset CountyPocomoke River State Park,...

Walk the Java History Trail at SERC

Explore local history as you walk the Java History Trail at SERC, the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center in Edgewater. The Java Trail is a 1.3-mile...

Five Cool Hikes to Maryland Waterfalls

By Katie Riley Cascade Falls, 2.2 milesCunningham Falls, .5 mile or .75 mile, depending on which trail you pickSwallow Falls, 1.25 milesKilgore Falls, 1.2 milesGreat...

Spend the day on the water: Sailing on the Chesapeake Bay

Nothing says summer like spending the day sailing. For our fourth installment in the "Spend the day on the water" series we are providing...

Spend the day on the water: Tubing down a MD river

There is no better way to spend a hot summer day than tubing down a local river in Maryland. For our third installment in...

Spend the day on the water: Paddling a kayak, canoe or paddleboat

There's no better way to spend a Maryland summer than hanging out on the water with the family. Paddling a boat on a nearby...
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