Maymont Mansion, Richmond’s Gilded Age Spendor

Victorian exuberant excess is on display at the lovely Maymont Mansion, overlooking the James River in Richmond. Originally a 100-acre Victorian estate, Maymont is now a public park, and the mansion a house museum. On the grounds there’s an arboretum, formal gardens, a carriage collection, native wildlife exhibits, a nature center, and a children’s farm. […]

Fredericksburg: Quaint Town, Fun Shops, Good Eats

Fredericksburg, with its old, historic streets and predominantly colonial-era buildings downtown, really is a quaint town, with lots to see and do. The historic downtown area retains its colonial-era charm and is very walkable. I particularly enjoyed walking along Caroline and William Streets, browsing its many shops, including quite a few interesting boutique stores. I […]

Discover Bucks County with the 24 in 24 Challenge

Little girl jumping rope is a touch of whimsy at the Pearl S Buck House. Bucks County PA is a picturesque county, with lovely farmland, rolling hills, and historic little towns. Numerous historic homes, many dating to the 1700s, dot the countryside. There is so much to see and do in the historic Bucks County! […]

9 Great Hikes for Kids

The MidAtlantic states region offers numerous opportunities for hiking that will intrigue your kids without destroying their will to ever step into a forest again. The point of these daytrips is to have fun (actually, the point of ALL daytrips is to have fun!). Before you head out, though, a little preparation can go a […]

Biking the Lehigh Gorge Rail-Trail

The 26-mile Lehigh Gorge Rail-Trail is a popular rail trail that winds along the Lehigh River between White Haven and Jim Thorpe, PA. A good portion of the trail brings you through the Lehigh Gorge State Park and is notable for its gorgeous mountain and river scenery as well as the numerous tumbling waterfalls. The […]

Cape Henlopen State Park

Cape Henlopen State Park offers lovely stretches of beaches, perfect for whiling away the afternoon or weekend! But if you’re like me, you start to get a bit restless after a bit, just sitting on the beach. That’s why Cape Henlopen State Park is such a great park to visit. There are bike trails, hiking […]

1740 House: A Place of Peace and Meeting New Friends

The Delaware River has its place in history and of course, MidAtlanticDayTrips. This is not the first time I’ve covered parts of the river, from Gen. George Washington’s celebrated Revolutionary War crossing to upstream to the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, or downstream to the lighthouses in its bay! The river is steeped in […]