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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...

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...

Get a passport to all Maryland State Parks

Now is the time to buy a 2016 Maryland Resident State Park Passport for unlimited entry for your family into all the state parks....

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,...

Maryland’s best indoor play areas on the cheap

Updated July 2019 By Katie Riley The opportunity for kids to exercise and energize can be hard to come by when it's too...

Create a video game at the Baltimore Museum of Industry

Are your kids gamers? Then take them to the Baltimore Museum of Industry to see a new exhibit that lets them create their own...

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: 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...

Spend the day on the water: Fishing with the family

There are many great ways for families to spend the day on the water during the hot Maryland summer. When you...

Beaches off the beaten path… and other places to swim

Updated 2021 I will never forget the first time I took my kids to Sandy Point State Park. They were preschoolers at the time, and it...

Six of the best playgrounds in Central Maryland

Wonder what the best playground in the Baltimore/Annapolis area is? Kristin Hurff of Cape St. Claire thinks it's the pirate playground at Broadneck Park. Her...

5 totally cool and unusual Maryland museums

By Katie Riley One Saturday, Jennifer Hutchins found herself gazing out the window of an authentic antique streetcar, riding the rails of Baltimore City...

Five Baltimore/Washington area museums with exhibits for babies

Think your infant or toddler is too little for a museum? Think again. There are many museums in the Baltimore/Washington D.C. area that have...

Family hikes in Maryland: B&A Trail and C&O Canal

The Baltimore & Annapolis Trail and Chesapeake & Ohio Canal are two Maryland trails perfect for family hikes.  There are many Maryland trails that...

Top picks for family-friendly biking in Maryland

Biking is a great family-friendly summer activity. Because June is Get Outdoors month here in Maryland, Chesapeake Family asked Connie Yingling, public relations coordinator...

Winter Camping Weekends in Western Maryland

Kids getting antsy with all the ‘indoor time’ in the cold weather? Maybe it’s time to think about a weekend trip to the beautiful...

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