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Chesapeake Family’s top stories of 2015

It’s always fun to look back on the year so we did just that here at Chesapeake Family. From waterfall hikes to a frank look at heroin use among Maryland teens, these are 10 of our most read stories of 2015.

Keep reading for some of our older articles that continued to be popular this year as well. Although our directories and seasonal listings are always popular, we did not include them in this compilation of year-end favorites.

1. Five cool hikes to Maryland waterfalls

There’s no better way to entice your kids on a hike than picking a route that leads to a waterfall.
YIR WaterFalls Kilgore

2. Dana Flacco manages home team of little Ravens

With three children ages 3 and under, life in the Flacco household is far from quiet.

YIR Flacco Steps

3. Why are Maryland teens turning to heroin?

Local leaders say heroin addictions are becoming all too common in Maryland, where the epidemic is reaching record levels.

YIR Teen drug usersW

4. Maryland’s best indoor play areas on the cheap

The opportunity for kids to exercise and energize can be hard to come by in the winter months. Fortunately, the Baltimore/Annapolis area has numerous community centers, mall playgrounds, gyms and museums that offer indoor play for free, or at least a low cost.

YIR IndoorPlayBuildingMuseum4

5. Great day trips with a dose of education

Taking family day trips can foster a love of learning while being tons of fun at the same time. Luckily there are plenty of destinations within a couple of hours of Annapolis that are the perfect combination of history and fun.

YIR DayTripsHarpersFerryW

6. Dine by a cozy fireplace

Do chilly nights make you yearn for a meal in front of a cozy fireplace? Try warming up at one of these Annapolis area restaurants, known for their unique food and drink specialties and a crackling hearth.

YIR Restaurants with fireplace

7. 7 Maryland hikes with amazing views

Amazing views can be just the enticement needed to get the whole family enthusiastic about a hike in the woods. Luckily, Maryland offers plenty of hikes with breathtaking views of either the Appalachian mountains or the Chesapeake Bay.

YIR Hikes View Maryland Heights

8. Nine pools and splash parks perfect for preschoolers

There are plenty of spraygrounds and swimming facilities in the Annapolis/Washington, D.C. area that offer a safe way for tots to keep cool.

YIR SplashParkGlendale2

9. 6 spots to take the kids fishing in Maryland

Fishing can be a great family activity and there are so many spots to drop a line in Maryland.

YIR Fishing1

10. McGarvey’s Saloon in Annapolis: A Welcoming Stop for 40 Years

Long before everyone knew the names at Cheers, there was McGarvey’s Saloon & Oyster Bar in Annapolis.

YIR McGarveys Outside web

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