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Weekend Adventure: A visitors' guide to Frederick

The beauty of a weekend getaway is the option to do whatever we like in the moment. Whether we're in the mood to hike, eat and drink well, learn history, work up a sweat or simply relax — we need destinations that can accommodate such whims. Drive an hour west from downtown Baltimore, and you'll...

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