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13 places to take the kids in Harford County

Adventure abounds in Harford County, often in places you might not think to look. We’ve compiled a list of the less-explored parks, museums and more for fresh, kid-friendly fun year-round. Here’s where to go to get your family off the beaten path.

  • 9 budget-friendly concert series in Harford County

    9 budget-friendly concert series in Harford County

    Listen to Bach under the stars, sing an old sea chantey or hear a Dylan ballad with a glass of wine in your hand.Summer concerts are being held around Harford County in parks, meadows and vineyards. Even better— most are free or inexpensive. “Whether you want to hear Zydeco or an Orchestra, there’s...

  • The Painted Mill's monthly sales gather dozens of vendors

    The Painted Mill's monthly sales gather dozens of vendors

    On a recent Saturday, antique lovers crowd into an old mill in Fallston. The lure: the monthly Painted Mill Vintage Tag Sale. Like the antiques and retro goods sold here, the Painted Mill is full of charm and character. “I’m very picky about style,” says owner Jennifer Jennings-Janson. She likes...

  • Why you need to know military artist Nate Ostrow

    Why you need to know military artist Nate Ostrow

    Nate Ostrow paints with shimmery watercolor pastels to capture the motion and might of the American military’s helicopters, ships, cutters, planes and armed forces personnel at work. The draftsperson-turned-artist moved from Ocean Township, N.J. to Bel Air during the BRAC relocation process and...

  • Winners: Best of Harford County 2015

    Winners: Best of Harford County 2015

    If you need it, Harford County can recommend it. In this year’s readers’ poll, more than 9,000 voters endorsed their favorite people and places across 60 categories. Whether you’re in the market for a new car, you need a fresh idea for a family activity or you’re simply new in town and need the...

  • Teen opens The Jaded Bean, partners with Food Network regular

    Teen opens The Jaded Bean, partners with Food Network regular

    Some 17-year-olds might take a $6,000 inheritance straight to the mall or a car dealership. Instead, in March 2015, Jade Schmidt used every cent to buy the coffee shop where she worked after classes at Bel Air High School. She then set out to transform the former Shamrock Coffee on Bel Air’s Main...

  • Harford fitness classes get children moving

    Harford fitness classes get children moving

    With so many kids’ faces buried in their electronics these days, getting them off the couch to play outside or bike around the neighborhood may seems like a thing of the past. Some area fitness clubs, personal trainers and even dance studios are working to get young people moving by offering classes...

  • Getting well: Four Harford residents share their journeys to better health

    Getting well: Four Harford residents share their journeys to better health

    With every new year, birthday or overdue doctor’s appointment, many of us pledge to take better care of ourselves. Where to begin? “The first step is taking a step,” says Sharon Lipford, executive director of Healthy Harford, a nonprofit based at Upper Chesapeake Health that connects residents...

  • Kickboxing pulls punches at The Fitness Craze in Bel Air

    Kickboxing pulls punches at The Fitness Craze in Bel Air

    It’s more than a physical workout. The sweat and high-cardio intensity of kickboxing doesn’t just strengthen your muscles. It puts your mind through a workout session as well. “It’s a great stress release,” says Nicole Persons, who has been taking kickboxing classes at The Fitness Craze in Bel...

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