Now that my son is a teenager, days out at the playground seem like a distant memory. I am so grateful that I have young nephews that I get watch grinning from ear to ear as they soar down the slides and swing in the air at the local parks. I often write about local places to get out and take a hike and explore nature, but outdoor time can also include a day at the playground with the little ones.
A body found in the waters off Elk Neck State Park in Cecil County Monday has been identified as a Havre de Grace woman who had been missing since the day after Christmas, Havre de Grace police announced Thursday.
The State Highway Administration expects its project to shore up a portion of Route 24, along the banks of Deer Creek in Rocks State Park, will take several more months to complete, an agency spokesperson said Monday.
Every year around this time, Montgomery County firefighter Donny Boyd looks forward to heading to Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis and dipping — no, make that plunging — into the frigid Chesapeake Bay.
The future of an 11.01-acre wooded parcel of land at the end of Maple Avenue in Catonsville, which serves as the site of a historic mill that dates back to 1850, will move a step closer to being determined next week at a community meeting that will be held in the lower level meeting room at the Catonsville public library, 1100 Frederick Road, at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17.
The contractor working to stabilize part of Route 24 (Rocks Road) in northern Harford County's Rocks State Park is expected to begin the diversion of adjoining Deer Creek this week, so a new retaining wall can be constructed, a State Highway Administration spokesperson said.
It wasn't exactly how Jack Hummer planned to spend his 14th birthday, but it's one he'll always remember. And he'll have a great story to tell about his summer vacation. Jack is the teenager who was bitten on the ankle Monday night by a copperhead snake at Camp Saffran, the Boy Scout camp in northeastern Harford County, where he was spending the week with his Boy Scout Troop, 1673 from Laurel
A sighting of a bull shark off Sandy Point State Park Monday prompted a brief closure of one of the swimming areas there, but the park's manager said the popular Chesapeake Bay beach returned to "business as usual" on Tuesday after seeing no more of the wide-ranging predator.
State Highway Administration crews will begin work toward the end of July on a project to shore up a portion of the Deer Creek stream bank in Rocks State Park in order to protect the section of Route 24 (Rocks Road) that runs parallel to the stream.
After being the only team from Maryland last year, Kenwood's Ivan Koretic and Logan Kuhrmann will be joined by a handful of Maryland teams Saturday in the second annual Quad State High School Fishing Championship on the Chesapeake Bay.
If Joe Gochar and others on the Hilltop/Maple Community Association hadn't been curious about the origins of a stone mill tucked away on a dirt path near their Catonsville community 13 years ago, the land may have gone unnoticed for another 90 years.