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State Parks

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  • A summer's worth of quests in just one week

    A summer's worth of quests in just one week
    Maybe I'll get it right this time. Maybe it won't hurt as much as last year — it couldn't, could it? Docile bugs, less bloodshed, lower temperatures and a more well-rounded diet, that's what I'm hoping for as I once again take on the Maryland...
  • Recreation

    Whether you are always on the go or just looking to kick back and relax, the county offers something for everyone — from hiking and biking to bird-watching and golf. INSIDE AND OUT Rocky Gorge Golf (301-725-0888) and the Columbia SportsPark (410-...
  • Family Fun

    With easy access to jobs in Baltimore and Washington, D.C., not to mention standout schools that rank among the top in the state, it’s no surprise that Howard County is a magnet for families. But the demands on today’s families often mean free...
  • Outdoors & Recreation calendar

    Gunpowder nature hike Wednesday, Gunpowder Falls State Park, Masemore Road. The Hereford area of the Gunpowder houses some rare native plants. This three-mile hike will be very slow, but there will be some steep hills and a scramble over rocks. Call 410-...
  • Park Quest 24/7 leaves Outdoors Girl with lessons, memories

    Park Quest 24/7 leaves Outdoors Girl with lessons, memories
    On the other side of the door, a famished raptor awaited my entrance. A park ranger placed a metal baking pan in my sweaty hands. On it, four dead rodents were arranged in a perfect line: Toll mouse cookies. Dinner was served. And in return I got an...
  • Owings Mills Sports Notices

    Send sports notices a minimum of two weeks before the requested publication date to Patuxent Publishing/OMT Sports Notices, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, MD 21278; email tworgo@patuxent.com. Include date, time, location, contact information and...
  • Coast Guard warns about water safety after 9 deaths in 2 weeks in mid-Atlantic

    Coast Guard warns about water safety after 9 deaths in 2 weeks in mid-Atlantic
    Nine people have died in the waters of the mid-Atlantic in the past two weeks, according to the Coast Guard. The death of the 52-year-old boater in Ocean City last weekend was the latest in a string of drownings and boating accidents so far this summer...
  • Ask Outdoors Girl: Are Maryland state parks now more welcoming to pets?

    Steve Shinnamon and several other readers of my Outdoors Girl blog noticed that I went hiking during Park Quest 24/7 (my marathon visit of 24 state parks in seven days) with a wonderful companion, Missy, an 11-year-old dog and her owner. Shinnamon, who...
  • Another day of high water and rising rivers in Maryland

    Another day of high water and rising rivers in Maryland
    After heavy rains from remnants of Tropical Storm Lee washed away bridges and roads, overwhelmed sewage systems and may have contributed to at least one Baltimore-area death, the runoff threatened to overwhelm Maryland towns along the Susquehanna River...
  • Flood cresting lower, earlier

    Flood cresting lower, earlier
    Officials in Port Deposit said Saturday that 30 floodgates remained open at the Conowingo Dam as water steadily receded, though the town remained under its mandatory evacuation. "It's looking a lot better than yesterday," said Mike Dixon, Cecil County...
  • Bozzuto at Maple Lawn

    Bozzuto at Maple Lawn
    ADVERTORIAL CONTENT When comparing Baltimore andWashington, D.C., people often focus on the differences – in favorite sports teams, favorite foods and even brands of beer. This has created a regional rivalry that often leads area residents to...
  • Outdoors calendar

    Sparks story time Wednesday, 10-11 a.m., Gunpowder Falls State Park, 1207 Sparks Road, Sparks. Bring the youngsters out to the Sparks Bank Nature Center every Wednesday to listen to a nature-themed story. After hearing the story, make a related craft....