Outdoor Adventures

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Autumn Foliage

MARYLAND
Sugarloaf Mountain Park
NEW YORK
Art Omi Scupture Park
Kaaterskill Falls
Shawangunk Scenic Drive
PENNSYLVANIA
Adams County Scenic Valley Tour
VIRGINIA
Leafpeeping in Shenandoah National Park 2014 and 2015

Biking

DELAWARE
Cape Henlopen State Park Gordons Pond Trail
Chesapeake & Delaware Canal Guest Blog and 2022

MARYLAND
Baltimore and Annapolis Trail
C&D Trail
C&O Canal
Columbia’s Bike Paths — COMING SOON!
Cross Island Trail
Indian Head Rail Trail in 2014 and 2022 — COMING SOON!
Northern Central Railroad (NCR) Trail and lower NCR
Western Maryland Rail Trail East and West
Wicomico County

PENNSYLVANIA
Butler – Freeport Community Rail Trail
David S Ammerman (Rail) Trail
Doylestown Bike Tour
Gettysburg National Military Park
Ghost Town Rail Trail
Great Allegheny Passage Bridge to Bridge Ride
Heritage Rail Trail
Houtzdale Rail Trail
Lehigh Gorge Rail Trail
NCR Trail
Three Rivers Heritage Trail

VIRGINIA
High Bridge Rail Trail
James River Heritage Trail
Mount Vernon Trail
Percival’s Island Rail Trail
Washington & Old Dominion (W&OD) Rail Trail

WEST VIRGINIA
Blackwater Canyon Rail Trail

Botanical Gardens & Arboretums

DELAWARE
Winterthur

MARYLAND
Annmarie Sculpture Garden
Brookside Gardens and Again on Father’s Day
Ladew Topiary Gardens

NEW JERSEY
NJ Botanical Gardens
Cross Estate Gardens — COMING SOON!

PENNSYLVANIA
Chanticleer Gardens
Longwood Gardens
Penn State Arboretum
Phipps Conservatory

VIRGINIA
Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens
Meadowlark Botanical Garden

WASHINGTON DC
U.S. National Arboretum

C&O Canal

Brunswick to Dargan Bend
Canal Pride Days
Edwards Ferry
Fort Frederick to Hancock
Great Falls
Lander Lockhouse
Locks 33 and 34
Maryland Heights 

Monocacy & Catoctin Aqueducts
Fort Frederick to Hancock
Paw Paw Tunnel to Lock 56
Swain’s Lock to Seneca Aqueduct
Kayaking at Swain’s Lock
Williamsport

Driving Tours and Scenic Drives

DELAWARE
Chasing Patty Cannon

MARYLAND
Allegheny County Ice Cream Trail
Antietam Illumination
Chesapeake Country Murals
Barns of Northern Carroll County / Southern PA
Caroline County Underground Railroad (UGRR)
Covered Bridges of Frederick County
Frederick Landmarks Barnstorming Tour 2021 Part 1 and Part 2
Maryland Creamery Trail (Frederick County)
Greenridge State Forest Overlooks
Harriet Tubman Byway
Monterey Pass Battlefield Park
Northern Carroll County Barn Quilt Tour
Southern Carroll County Barn Quilt Tour

NEW YORK
Shawangunk Scenic Drive
Sojourner Truth Driving Tour

PENNSYLVANIA
Adams County Scenic Valley Tour
Barns of Northern Carroll County / Southern PA
Butler County Barn Tour
Covered Bridges of Bucks County
Covered Bridges of Lancaster County
Covered Bridges of Lehigh Valley
Gettysburg Battlefields InSite iPad tour

VIRGINIA
Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive Overlooks
Leafpeeping in Shenandoah National Park 2014 and 2015
Petersburg Crater Battlefield
Shenandoah Valley Black History Driving Tour

WEST VIRGINIA
4 Stops You Need to Make Along the Highland Scenic Highway
Highland Scenic Highway

Erie Canal

Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum
Old Erie Canal State Historic Site
Sam Patch Canal Boat Ride

Hikes & Walks

DELAWARE
Prime Hook NWR Hike
Trap Pond State Park

MARYLAND
Annapolis Rocks
Antietam National Battlefield Hike
Assateague Island
Baltimore’s Waterfront Promenade
Battle Creek Cypress Swamp Boardwalk
C&O Canal
Calvert Cliffs State Park
Catoctin Mountain Park

Cedarville State Forest Hike
CCC Trail – Prettyboy Reservoir
Columbia’s Four Lakes
Coot Peninsula Hike – Liberty Reservoir
Cunningham Falls State Park
Downs Memorial Park (Anne Arundel Co, MD)
Elk Neck State Park / Turkey Point Lighthouse Hike
Greenbriar State Park Big Red and Rock Oak Fire Trail Hike
Greenwell State Park
Gunpowder Falls State Park

Harford Glen Loop Trail
Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary
Marshy Point Park Hikes
Maryland Heights Hike: Part 1 and Part 2
Monocacy National Battlefield — Worthington Farm Hikes
Oregon Ridge Park / Loggers Trail Hike
Patapsco Valley State Park

Patuxent Branch Trail
Patuxent Research Refuge
Pemberton Park Hikes
Pen Mar Park to High Rocks: Hiking the Appalachian Trail
Rocks State Park
Soldiers Delight Natural Environmental Area

Sugarloaf Mountain Park and Blue Trail Winter Hike
Susquehanna State Park       
Lower Ridge Hike
Swallow Falls State Park and in the Winter
Tail Lights/Symphony of Lights
Weverton Cliffs
Worthington Farm Trail – Monocacy National Battlefield

NEW YORK
Cornish Estate Ruins Hike
D&H Canal Five Locks Walk
Esopus Meadows Preserve Loop Hike
High Line Park
Hudson Highlands State Park Preserve
Kaaterskill Falls Trail
Minnewaska State Park Preserve

Pixley Falls State Park
Shaupeneak Ridge Park

Tarrytown Riverwalk (on the Hudson River)
Rosendale Trestle
Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Site
Wallkill Valley Rail Trail

PENNSYLVANIA
Bilgers Rocks and Update to Bilgers Rocks
Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve
Cucumber Falls
Delaware Canal Towpath

Gettysburg Nat’l Battlefield Cemetery Ridge Hike
Panther Rocks
Ricketts Glen State Park
Ringing Rocks County Park

VIRGINIA
Dark Hollow Falls Hike – Shenandoah National Park
Eagle Rock Hike from the AT
Government Island Hike
Hone Quarry Falls Hike
Scott’s Run Nature Preserve Hike
Sherando Cliffs and Lake Hike – Sherando Lake Recreation Area
Story Book Trail in Massanutten State Park
White Rock Falls Trail

WASHINGTON DC
U.S. National Arboretum

WEST VIRGINIA
Allegheny Highlands Rail Trail
Beartown State Park
Cathedral State Park
Cranberry Glades Boardwalk
Cranesville Swamp
Cranny Crow Overlook Hike / Lost River State Park
Holly River State Park

North Mountain Trail – George Washington National Forest
Watoga State Park   

Kayaking

DELAWARE
Trap Pond State Park and Sunset Paddle
Great Marsh Preserve

MARYLAND
Blackwater River/Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge Kayaking
Centennial Lake / Preparing for Kayaking Adventures
C&O Canal at Swain’s Lock
Daniels, MD
Gunpowder River and Gunpowder Basin
Lake Clopper / Seneca Creek State Park
Lake Elkhorn
Little Seneca Lake
Mallows Bay Shipwrecks
Mariners Point Park
Martinak State Park
Nanjemoy Creek
Patapsco River
Piney Run Park
Potomac River
Watts Creek
Wetipquin Creek (Nanticoke River Water Trail)
Wicomico River

PENNSYLVANIA
Codorus State Park / Lake Marburg
Schuylkill River
Shaggers Inn / Moshanan State Forest
West Branch Susquehanna River

VIRGINIA
Assateague Narrows
Dyke Marsh
James River
Lake Laura
Pohick Bay

National Parks, Refuges and Historic Sites

DELAWARE
Bombay Hook NWR
Prime Hook NWR

MARYLAND
Antietam National Park

Assateague Island
Blackwater NWR:

Catoctin Mountain National Park

C&O Canal
Clara Barton Homestead
Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge
Fort Foote National Historic Site
Fort McHenry National Historic Site
Fort Washington National Historic Site
Hampton National Historic Site
Monocacy National Battlefield Park

NEW YORK
Harriet Tubman National Historic Site
Martin Van Buren National Historic Site

PENNSYLVANIA
Eisenhower Farm
Fort Necessity National Historic Site
Flight 93 National Memorial 2018 and 2021
Gettysburg National Military Park
via Segway
via bicycle
InSite iPad tour
Cemetery Ridge Hike
Johnstown Flood National Memorial
Valley Forge National Historical Park

VIRGINIA
Booker T Washington National Historic Monument
Cedar Creek/Belle Grove National Battlefield and Historic Site
Blue Ridge Parkway Linear National Park
Fort Monroe Casemate National Monument

Fredericksburg National Civil War Battlefield
Manassas National Battlefield Park
Petersburg National Battlefield Park
Richmond National Battlefield Park/Cold Harbor National Battlefield
Shenandoah National Park    
Dark Hollow Falls Hike    
Leafpeeping 2014 and 2015
Overlooks Along the Skyline Drive
Tredegar Iron Works

WASHINGTON DC
Cedar Hill/Frederick Douglass National Historic Site

WEST VIRGINIA
Cranberry Glades Botanical Area
Pedal Through the Past

Nature, Animals & Wildlife

MARYLAND
Assateague Island
Blackwater NWR 
Cow Cuddling at Mary’s Land Farm
National Aquarium

NEW JERSEY
Island Beach State Park

PENNSYLVANIA
Elk Country Day Trip
Elk Bugling
National Aviary
Wolf Sanctuary of PA

VIRGINIA
Virginia Animal Safari

WASHINGTON DC
National Zoo

WEST VIRGINIA
Trail Rides in Canaan Valley
West Virginia Wildlife Center

On the Water

DELAWARE
Broadkill River Boat Tour

MARYLAND
Mallows Bay Shipwrecks
Passage to Five (Lighthouses)
Sailing on the Selina II
Sailing on the Shardana
Skipjack tour aboard the Nathan of Dorchester
Smith Island

NEW JERSEY
Delaware Light Houses

NEW YORK
Dinner Cruise on St. Lawrence River
Statue of Liberty

PENNSYLVANIA
Just Ducky Pittsburgh Tour
Schuylkill River

VIRGINIA
Chesapeake Light Houses, Southern Expedition Day 1 and Day 2
Miss Hampton II Harbor Tour

Quaint Towns


DELAWARE
Lewes
Milford

MARYLAND
Annapolis
Cambridge
Denton
Ellicott City (1st Visit) (2nd Visit)
Frederick
New Market
St. Michaels
Tilghman Island

NEW JERSEY
Cape May

NEW YORK
Sleepy Hollow

PENNSYLVANIA
Bellefonte
Clearfield
Gettysburg
Harmony
New Hope
Saxonburg
York Where to Eat
Zelienople

VIRGINIA
Fredericksburg
Front Royal
Onancoke
Strasburg

WEST VIRGINIA
Harpers Ferry
Shepherdstown

RailTrails

MARYLAND
Baltimore and Annapolis Trail
Cross Island Trail
Daniels Old Main Line Trail
Indian Head Rail Trail
Northern Central Railroad (NCR) Trail and lower NCR
Patuxent Branch Trail (Columbia, MD)
Western Maryland Rail Trail East and West

NEW YORK
High Line Park (NYC)
Rosendale Trestle
Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Site
Wallkill Valley Rail Trail

PENNSYLVANIA
Butler – Freeport Community Rail Trail
David S Ammerman (Rail) Trail
Butler – Freeport Community Rail Trail
David S Ammerman (Rail) Trail
Doylestown Bike Tour
Ghost Town Rail Trail
Great Allegheny Passage Bridge to Bridge Ride
Heritage Rail Trail
Houtzdale Rail Trail
Hoover – Mason Trestle
Lehigh Gorge Rail Trail
NCR Trail
Three Rivers Heritage Trail

VIRGINIA
High Bridge Rail Trail
James River Heritage Trail
Percival’s Island Rail Trail
Washington & Old Dominion (W&OD) Rail Trail

WEST VIRGINIA
Allegheny Highlands Rail Trail
Blackwater Canyon Rail Trail
Greenbrier River Rail Trail

Scenic Overlooks

MARYLAND
Annapolis Rocks
Banner’s Overlook
Dan’s Rock Overlook
Green Ridge State Forest Headquarters Overlook
Green Ridge State Forest Scenic Overlooks
Log Roll Overlook
Point Lookout Overlook
Sideling Hill Overlook
Town Hill Overlook
Zumbrun Overlook

VIRGINIA
Crescent Rock Overlook
Hickory Spring Overlook
Old Rag Overlook
Overlooks along the Blue Ridge Parkway
Overlooks along Skyline Drive
Slacks Overlook
Spitler Knoll Overlook
Spy Mountain Overlook
Twenty-Minute Cliff Overlook

WEST VIRGINIA
Ann Bailey Lookout Tower — COMING SOON!
Bald Knob
Bear Rocks
Big Spruce Overlook — COMING SOON!
Centennial Park Overlook
Cranberry Glades Overlook — COMING SOON!
Cranny Crow Overlook
Droop Mountain Lookout Tower — COMING SOON!
Lindy Point
Olsen Fire Tower
Red Lick Overlook — COMING SOON!
Spruce KnobTable Rock
TM Cheek Memorial Overlook — COMING SOON!

State and Local Parks

DELAWARE
Cape Henlopen State Park
Biking Cape Henlopen State Park
Killens Pond State Park
Trap Pond State Park

MARYLAND
Annapolis Rocks
Annmarie Sculpture Garden
Baltimore and Annapolis Trail
Black Hill Regional Park
Brookside Gardens
Calvert Cliffs State Park
Casselman Bridge State Park
Columbia’s Four Lakes
Cranesville Swamp
Cross Island Trail
Cunningham Falls State Park
Downs Memorial Park (Anne Arundel Co, MD)
Elk Neck State Park
Fort Frederick State Park
Garrett State Forest
Friendship Landing Park
Gathland State Park
Greenbriar State Park
Greenwell State Park
Greenridge State Forest
Gunpowder Falls State Park

  • Jerusalem Village Hike
  • Jesse’s Trail Little Gunpowder Falls Loop Hike
  • Sweet Air Loop Trail

Harriet Tubman State Park
Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary
Lights on the Bay/Sandy Point State Park
Mallows Bay Shipwrecks
Martinak State Park
National Colonial Farm
Oregon Ridge Park
Patapsco Female Institute
Patapsco Valley State Park

Patuxent Branch Trail (Columbia, MD)
Pemberton Park
Pen-Mar Park (Washington County)
Piney Run County Park
Rocks State Park
Seneca Creek State Park
Soldiers Delight Natural Environmental Area 
Choate Mine Trail
Serpentine Trail
Sugarloaf Mountain Park and in the winter
Susquehanna State Park
Lower Ridge Hike
Swallow Falls State Park and again in the winter

NEW JERSEY
High Point State Park
Island Beach State Park
Liberty State Park

NEW YORK
Catskill Park
Esopus Meadows Preserve
Hudson Highlands Park — COMING SOON!
Minnewaska State Park Preserve — COMING SOON!
Pixley Falls State Park
Schaupeneak Ridge Park — COMING SOON!
Washington’s Headquarters, Newburgh — COMING SOON!

PENNSYLVANIA
Bilgers Rocks and Update to Bilgers Rocks
Bowmans Hill Wildflower Reserve
Codorus State Park
Elk Country Day Trip
Moraine State Park
Ohiopyle State Park
Ricketts Glen State Park

VIRGINIA
Chincoteague NWR
Kayaking the Assateague Narrows
Masanutten State Park
Natural Bridge State Park
Scotts Run Park

WEST VIRGINIA
Beartown State Park
Blackwater Falls State Park
Cathedral State Park
Cranesville Swamp Preserve
Droop Mountain State Park — COMING SOON!
Fairfax Stone State Park
Holly River State Park

Lost River State Park
Trail Rides in Canaan Valley
Watoga State Park     
Cabin Stay — COMING SOON!      
Ann Bailey Overlook Trail        
Bear Pen Trail Loop — COMING SOON!

Waterfalls

MARYLAND
Cascade Falls
Cunningham Falls State Park
Kilgore Falls
McKeldin Falls and Rapids
Swallow Falls State Park

NEW YORK
Falls of Minnewaska State Park

Kaaterskill Falls
Niagara Falls
Pixley Falls
Vernooy Kill Falls — COMING SOON!

PENNSYLVANIA
Cucumber Falls
Ohiopyle State Park
Ricketts Glen State Park

VIRGINIA
Dark Hollow Falls Hike – Shenandoah National Park
Hone Quarry Falls Hike
Scott’s Run Nature Preserve Hike
White Rock Falls Trail

WEST VIRGINIA
Blackwater Falls State Park and again
Falls of Hills Creek
Holly River SP Water Falls

Wildlife Refuges & Wildernesses

MARYLAND
Blackwater NWR and again
Eastern Neck NWR

DELEWARE
Bombay Hook NWR and again
Great Marsh Preserve
Prime Hook NWR

VIRGINIA
Chincoteague NWR

WEST VIRGINIA
Dolly Sods National Wilderness
Otter Creek National Wilderness

Winter Adventures

MARYLAND
Assateague Island
Daniels Hike in Snow
Kilgore Falls
Romance on the Rails
More Romance on the Rails
Snowtubing
Sugarloaf Mountain Blue Trail Winter Hike

NEW JERSEY
Island Beach State Park

PENNSYLVANIA
ATVing in the Snow
Dog Sledding in the Pocono Mountains
Snowtubing