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Best Ways To Take Advantage Of The Last Of Winter In Baltimore

March 2, 2013 6:00 AM

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Winter is almost over. That has some of us rejoicing and some of us hanging our heads. No matter which side of the fence you are on, be sure to take advantage of some of the great end of winter activities in and around Baltimore.

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Liberty Mountain Resort
78 Country Club Trail
Carroll Valley, Pa. 17320
(717) 642-8282
www.libertymountainresort.com

Roundtop Mountain Resort
925 Roundtop Road
Lewisberry, Pa. 17339
(717) 432-9631
www.skiroundtop.com

Whitetail Resort
13805 Blairs Valley Road
Mercersburg, Pa. 17236
(717) 328-9400
www.skiwhitetail.com

The skiing season is not over yet. If you feel the need to hit the slopes one last time before the spring, check out what Liberty Mountain, Whitetail and Roundtop have to offer. Although located in Pennsylvania, all three resorts are only an hour and a half from Baltimore and offer a variety of activities including skiing, snowboarding, lessons and resort amenities. There is still time for one last winter getaway. Check the slope websites for special deals, discounts and events.

Related: Best Places To Outdoor Climb Near Baltimore This Winter

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(credit: The Baltimore Conservatory Association on Facebook)

Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory And Botanical Gardens
3100 Swann Drive
Baltimore, Md. 21217
(410) 396-0008
www.rawlingsconservatory.org

Brookside Gardens
1800 Glenallan Ave.
Wheaton, Md. 2090
(301) 962-1404
www.montgomeryparks.org

Cabin fever may be setting in but for some of you, braving the cold to get a little time outdoors may not sound too enticing. If you are craving the outdoor environment but would rather experience it with indoor temperatures, indoor gardens like the Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory and Brookside Gardens have the best of both worlds. With picturesque walking trails and vibrant plant displays, there is no shortage of things to experience. Throughout the year both venues offer events, classes and a variety of exotic plants for your viewing pleasure. There are activities geared toward all ages. Visit the websites to see a complete list of classes and events.

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Baltimore Festivals
(877) BALTIMORE
www.baltimore.org

Baltimore has a rich and diverse history. The variety of festivals, shows, and exhibits hosted throughout the year are evidence of that. During the month of March there are several different events, tours, and exhibits to enjoy. Explore the city you love in the final days of winter by delving deeper into the history of what makes Baltimore so unique. The Baltimore Boat Show is the longest running boat sales event in the state. March is also the final month to catch a glimpse of 15 vibrant murals featured in the Baltimore Mural Program. Other events featuring Baltimore artists, Civil War memorabilia, and group tour activities can be found on the Baltimore festival and calendar of events page.

Related: Best Cold Weather Fun In Maryland

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Maryland Science Center
601 Light St.
Baltimore, Md. 21230
(410) 685-5225
www.mdsci.org

The Baltimore Museum Of Art
10 Art Museum Drive
Baltimore, Md. 21218
(443) 573-1700
www.artbma.org

With warmer weather upon us, you may not want to spend too much time indoors during the spring months. Enjoy the last of the winter weather in the comfort of some of Baltimore’s finest museums. Whether you have a passion for art, music, history, or science, there is a museum to fit every interest. The Maryland Science Center located at the Inner Harbor hosts events throughout the year that can be enjoyed by the whole family. The Baltimore Museum of Art features more than 90,00 works of art ranging from pieces by Van Gogh and Picasso to sculpture gardens and more modern exhibits. Visit this site for a full list of Baltimore museums.

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Boordy Vineyards
12820 Long Green Pike
Hydes, Md. 21082
(410) 592-5015
www.boordy.com

Are you a wine lover? Boordy Vineyards is a local hot spot just 30 minutes from Baltimore. Take a break from the city scene and step into wine country. Boordy hosts a variety of events throughout the year including Chowderfest on Sundays in March. Sample famous Boordy wines paired with different chowders while listening to local musicians and bands; the perfect way to warm up on chilly winter afternoons. Visit the vineyard website for more information regarding event dates and times.

Jillian Amodio is an author, writer, and public speaker.There is nothing she enjoys more than being a stay at home mom. In addition to having recently published her first novel, Jillian also writes for her local Pasadena newspaper and on Examiner.com.

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