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Top 10 Paddle Trails Within A Day’s Drive Of Baltimore

Paddling or rowing a small watercraft on flat water is an outdoor activity that takes in all the senses. Maryland, known for the Chesapeake Bay, has nearly 3,200 miles of shoreline, which includes hundreds of miles in flat-water trails easily navigated in a kayak or canoe. The scenery along these rivers and creek ranges from wild rural landscapes to urban bustle. Here are ten
fabulous paddle trails within a day’s drive of Baltimore City.

05/23/2012

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Berlin – A Travel Destination Since The Civil War

Berlin, Md., located on the Eastern Shore just 10 minutes from Ocean City and Assateague National Seashore, has been a destination for travelers since it was incorporated in 1868.

03/02/2012

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Main Street Maryland: Westminster

Located in the heart of Carroll County, Westminster is a real, historic downtown that has preserved its vibrant past while answering the entertainment needs of today’s communities. In the shadow of McDaniel College, Westminster’s tree lined streets with wide sidewalks are bordered with boutique shopping, abundant dining options, art and entertainment venues and ample public spaces that encourage visitors to stay awhile.

02/18/2012

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Top Winter Bird Watching Spots

Bird watching is said to be the fastest growing outdoor activity in the United States. Maryland has more than 400 species of native birds, and is a favorite winter habitat for birds migrating from Canada and the Arctic down the Atlantic Flyway. This makes winter bird watching particularly interesting. Here are some top spots.

02/04/2012

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The Civil War Really Began In Baltimore

While most Americans believe the Civil War started with the bombardment of Fort Sumter on April 12, 1861, the first bloodshed of the Civil War happened one week later during the Pratt Street Riot in Baltimore.

01/28/2012

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Baltimore Family Fun On Main Street – Easton And Frederick

Maryland has 157 municipalities and hundreds of neighborhoods and villages. Twenty-four towns and cities have been awarded the Maryland Main Street designation, a recognition designed to strengthen the economic potential of traditional main streets and neighborhoods. Two of these Main Streets – Easton and Frederick – are highlighted in this post.

01/27/2012

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Best Cold Weather Fun In Maryland

Western Maryland offers some of the most thrilling, unique winter recreation in the Mid-
Atlantic region. In addition to skiing, snowboarding, ice skating and snowmobiling, try
dogsledding, a horse-drawn sleigh ride, snow tubing or a ride on a Mountain Coaster.

01/14/2012

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Annapolis–Maryland Government Up Close

Who knew state government could be interesting? Annapolis is one of the most popular visitor destinations in Maryland because of its sailing, fishing, shopping, great food and beautiful streetscapes. But, Maryland’s capital city has one other remarkable tourist attraction – its government buildings and their unique history.

01/07/2012

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Places You Never Knew You Could Tour

The Baltimore area is a famous tourist destination with many well-known attractions, but it’s also home to some remarkable not-so-well-known places. Here are the ones you never knew you could tour.

01/06/2012

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Kids Visit Santa On The North Pole Express

The Western Maryland Scenic Railroad offers an excursion train – the North Pole Express – starting November 26th that takes children on a nighttime adventure in restored antique rail cars pulled by an authentic steam engine.

12/16/2011

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The Fire Museum Of Maryland – The World’s 3rd Largest

To see all things related to firefighting including 42 antique pieces of fire apparatus, fire-fighting equipment, models, memorabilia and photographs, Marylanders need to look no further than the Fire Museum of Maryland located in Lutherville, one block north of the Baltimore Beltway. The collection includes antique fire trucks, vintage equipment, a cast iron firehouse facade, and America’s largest telegraph system housed in a museum. This vast collection makes the Fire Museum of Maryland the world’s third largest collection of firefighting artifacts.

12/10/2011

Krieger Institute's Festival Of Trees

Family Fun Guide To The Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Festival Of Trees

The Mid-Atlantic’s largest holiday-themed festival happens on Thanksgiving weekend at the Maryland Fairgrounds in Timonium. The Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Festival of Trees is a mammoth three-day celebration of the holidays that features more than 600 trees, boutique shopping, activities for the kids and live entertainment for the whole family. As its website touts, “If Santa had a theme park, this would be it!”

11/25/2011

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