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A few weeks ago I was sent out to local swimming holes in Harford County to interview people about their summertime activities. I also met a group of teenagers working with a Baltimore agency that maintains state parks and creates summer jobs for city...
As taken from the pages of The Aegis dated Thursday, August 16, 1962: Dr. Helen Myers of Lancaster, Pa., a pilot, and her passenger, Maurice Wilhere of Philadelphia, died when their single-prop aircraft crashed into a wooded hillside at Rocks State Park....
I went for a bike ride in Patapsco Valley State Park on Sunday, the day after the big wind storm. I was really surprised at all the trees that were damaged or toppled. But I was amazed at the marvelous job that the park workers and volunteers had done to...
On a hot summer day, Big Gunpowder Falls beckons and thousands answer the call: anglers, swimmers, kayakers and picnickers. The Gunpowder also speaks to Gary Kloch, who hears cash registers each time a customer pays $20 to $35 for a red-and-yellow tube...
With the persistent high temperatures, friends and families from around the state beat a path to some of the northern Harford County's best known local swimming holes to try and beat the heat. As Nikki Wooton said, "You almost have to be in some type...
A waterfront state park in Southern Maryland has been temporarily closed after several pieces of military weaponry washed ashore, authorities said Friday. Over the past few days a few "military ordnance" items were found on the waterline of Newtowne...
Tags: U.S. Army, St. Mary's County, Weaponry
Gov. Martin O'Malley wants to spend nearly $23 million to improve Maryland's often-maligned state parks, proposing widespread renovations for a system that critics say has been deteriorating for more than a decade. The money would go toward highly...
Harriet Tubman has long inspired a deep sense of pride among Marylanders, especially in the rural communities of the Eastern Shore, where the former slave was born and led dozens to freedom on the Underground Railroad. While her story is taught to...
Growing up, George E. Raley Jr. heard stories that the military had conducted some sort of testing during World War II on the quiet Southern Maryland peninsula known as Newtowne Neck. As an adult, he would learn that his father had assisted in...
On any summer weekend, thousands of outdoors enthusiasts are drawn to the cooling waters and shaded shores of Big Gunpowder Falls. Some of them are after nothing more than a leisurely float down the river. Tubing has long been a hot-weather institution...
Floating down a waterway on an inflated rubber ring seems like the very definition of mellow. Yet so many tubers are flocking to Big Gunpowder Falls in northern Baltimore County this summer that the journey down these cooling waters has become a hot-...
There's a new exhibit waiting to greet summer visitors at Delaware's Cape Henlopen State Park. And it's big. It's a 16-inch gun barrel that once roared from the deck of the battleship Missouri during World War II, and it now rests — 120 tons, 68...
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