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  • Reeling in the fun

    Reeling in the fun
    Take away the boardwalk fries, the crowded streets, the saltwater taffy, the "I'm With Stupid" T-shirts, and what do you have? Pocomoke River State Park. Granted, there are some other trade-offs involved in swapping Ocean City for the greater Pocomoke...
  • Kent Island, Maryland

    Kent Island, Maryland
    Go here: How's this for a perfect Eastern Shore retreat? Spectacular views of the Chesapeake Bay. Hiking and biking trails that wind through marshes, wildflower meadows, woodlands and tidal ponds. Fantastic waterfront dining. Best yet, it's only minutes...
  • McHenry/Deep Creek Lake, Maryland

    McHenry/Deep Creek Lake, Maryland
    Go here: Experiencing fall foliage at its finest doesn't mean roughing it. Make the Lake Pointe Inn your base and then fan out to enjoy other activities amid a mosaic of crimson, amber and moss-green foliage reflecting across the surface of Deep Creek...
  • Summer's Calling: Wind, water, wonder

    Summer's Calling: Wind, water, wonder
    Hal Ashman remembers the day his connection to watersport took hold. He was in college, spending a summer in Ocean City, and found himself on the shores of Assawoman Bay one evening with wind whipping around him and a windsurfing board at his feet....
  • Charles Town has more than just slots and horses

    CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. -- Mention Charles Town, W.Va., to the average Maryland resident, and most probably a picture slot machines and horse racing comes to mind. But the glitter and excitement of gambling shouldn't overshadow this small city's storied...
  • Rivers, states and history merge at Harpers Ferry

    Fall is a wonderful time to enjoy crisp air and turning leaves in the nearby mountains of Maryland and West Virginia. The historic town of Harpers Ferry, W.Va., located where the Potomac River meets the Shenandoah, offers tours of the historic buildings...
  • For summer relief, Canaan Valley rises to the occasion

    Canaan Valley, W.Va., at 3,200 feet the largest high-elevation valley east of the Rocky Mountains, is known for great skiing and snowboarding. But when the 100-plus inches of snow the valley typically receives each winter have melted, there's still a lot...
  • Assateague offers quiet alternative for beachgoers

    For many people, it just wouldn't be summer without a trip to Ocean City. Every weekend, sun- and fun-seekers travel by carloads over the Bay Bridge, east on U.S. 50 and across the drawbridge over the bay, which leads to North Division Street, right in...
  • Last summer fling on quiet shores

    Otto Mears had big plans for the resort he was building on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay. The financier envisioned a lavish place with waterfront hotels, casinos and boardwalk rides that rivaled Coney Island and Atlantic City. To ensure that...
  • 600-year-old canoe found in New Zealand linked to Polynesian sailors

    600-year-old canoe found in New Zealand linked to Polynesian sailors
    Centuries before Captain Cook explored the South Pacific, Polynesian seafarers in canoes crossed vast swaths of water to colonize lonely islands from Samoa and New Zealand all the way to Hawaii. But how they managed such a feat remains something of a...
  • 2 rescued after canoe overturns at Waller Mill Park in Williamsburg

    2 rescued after canoe overturns at Waller Mill Park in Williamsburg
    WILLIAMSBURG — Two men canoeing at Waller Mill Park on Sunday were rescued from the water after their boat overturned, according to a fire department spokesman. Both men were hospitalized, one with life-threatening injuries, according to the...
  • Holding On

    Holding On
    So this is what it’s going to feel like.  I’m standing inside the screened porch looking at the back of my 7-year-old daughter, Jessie, and that of a young man as they walk toward a lake for a fun date.  My little girl is wearing her life...