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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,...

6 spots to take the kids fishing in Maryland

Updated 2022 Fishing can be a great family activity and there are so many spots to drop a line in Maryland. Julie Anne Lynskey may be...

5 fantastic corn mazes in MD for the family

By Karen Stysley It's that time of year for families to get hopelessly lost in a Maryland corn maze. Last fall, Columbia Girl Scout...

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...

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...

7 nature centers kids will love in the Baltimore/Annapolis area

By Katie Riley Don't underestimate how a visit to a nature center might affect your child's future. When Ben Gardner, 16, of Millersville, first visited Jug...

Fun ideas for whatever your family is in the mood for this summer

by Janice Herrema Wagner Updated June 2017 Maryland day trips for families, from hanging at the beach to hiking in the hills, from exploring the big...

100 Days of Maryland Summer: Pedal and paddle Maryland’s waterways

For the hot days this summer, take your kids out on the water to enjoy the beautiful scenery Maryland has to offer. ...

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...

Delaware Beaches with Families

You might decide to cross the Bay Bridge and head east on Rt. 404 instead of Rt. 50 on your next trip to Delmarva....

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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