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Maryland ....., You've come to the right place! Maryland offers a wealth of possibilities, depending on your interests. Here are just a few. . . Go Outside and Play. How many times did your parents tell you to "go outside and play?" Here in Maryland, we also urge you to get outdoors to experience some of Maryland's natural wonders. Step into a sea

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kayak and paddle through the marsh grasses of the lower Chesapeake Bay. Hop on a mountain bike and pedal through pristine forest trails in Westem Maryland. Cast a line for blue marlin, brook trout smallmouth bass or striped bass (known as "rockfish" to the locals) in bodies of water all around the state. Pitch a

tent climb a rock, hunt for fossils or prowl for owls on a night hike. We promise great adventures in our great outdoors. Take the Road Less Traveled. Poet Robert Frost took the less-wom path. You'll be glad that you did, too, on any of Maryland's 31 designated scenic byways. Forego the freeway and

follow the colorful black-eyed Susan signs (the Susan is our state flower) through waterfront villages, past historic monuments, down old Main streets and beside pristine forest glades. These carefully mapped routes, some with "sidetracks" better explored without a car, encourage a

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Located on the Chesapeake Peninsula between the Choptank River and the historic Mason-Dixon Line, Caroline County is the perfect destination for heritage enthusiasts and outdoor adventurers. Here you'll find a rural and relaxing lifestyle where you can enjoy a wealth of unique heritage experiences, including the Museum of Rural Life, the Choptank River Heritage Center, the Federalsburg Museum and the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway.

A scenic peninsula, on Maryland's Upper Eastem Shore of the Chesapeake Bay, the County of Kent is less than a two-hour drive from Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Annapolis and Northern Virginia. Quaint waterfront towns, including Historic Chestertown, Rock Hall, Galena, Betterton and Millington, offer sunset cruise charters, small beaches, kayaking, fishing charters, boating, sailing, museums, theaters, art galleries, shopping along tree-lined brick sidewalks, antiquing, terrific restaurants, winery, farmers' and

For those seeking an adventure in the great outdoors, Caroline County offers a 400-acre native garden and nature preserve, eleven miles of pristine waterways, gently curving countryside perfect for cycling, two state parks, hang gliding, Alpaca and Clydesdale farms, hunting lodges and more. Take a Sunday drive through picturesque farmland or visit one of the quaint towns along the way. Whatever your passion, come spend a weekend with Caroline. www.tourcaroline.com â‚Ź

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Thinking of awinter vacation? Think Penmylvania! by Mary Bonus For fun winter getaways you'll never forget, Pennsylvania offers a wide variety of winter activities. Winter conditions create an inviting atmosphere for outdoor recreation, including cross-country skiing, downhill skiing, tubing, ice fishing and hunting, and winter hiking and camping. From December to March, Pennsylvania's many mountain ranges are home winter resorts that

cater to families and leisure travelers. For something more tame and romantic, picture a horse-drawn sleigh ride through the quiet winter woods. A number of farms and commercial enterprises offer sleigh rides, snow permitting. Because the winter has taken over, it does not mean all the fun is over. Many families have been anticipating the snowy weather to take advantage of the winter sports.

Sledding is an activity all the family can enJoy. Winter backpacking and hiking is a dimension of winter recreation that is not often explored. Experience the beauty of the great outdoors on any of the hundreds of miles of trails available. Some of the least crowded and most beautiful sites can be viewed during the winter months. Camping is not just limited to the spring and summer months. For a

rustic adventure, get back to nature; go camping during the winter months. Winter camping can be a life-changing experience. Pennsylvania offers a variety of winter fishing spots scattered across the state. Anglers know that fish bite during all times of the year in Pennsylvania. It's only a matter of finding a spot and casting your line and there is no telling what kind of fish just will take your bait. A

productive day on a trout stream will certainly chase the winter blues away. Thinking of a winter vacation? Think Pennsylvania! For those who prefer enjoying winter inside, there are family filled indoor activities such as movies, bowling, indoor skating and indoor pools. There is something for everyone. €

Mr. Dickens and candlelight carolers at Bellefonte's Victorian Christmas or enjoy an aftemoon of skiing at the Tussey Mountain Ski Area. If enjoying Big Ten sports is your love, grab tickets for national championship contenders Penn State Wrestling or Women's Volleyball. Sit courtside at the Bryce Clinton County, located in north hundreds of thousands of acres of the West Branch Susquehanna River Jordan Center for Penn State central Pennsylvania, is the gateway state forests, parks, game lands, and for your outdoor recreation. Basketball or reserve your tickets to the Pennsylvania Wilds offering An array of activities includes camping swimming, hiking, hunting, kayaking and water skiing. Winter brings holiday parades and events including Haven Holidays and the Holiday Open House in downtown Lock Haven, Festival of Trees and the year's final parade. Our two scenic byways offer ridge and valley views as you wind your way through the forests. Keep an eye peeled for deer, bear, elk or hang gliders soaring off Hyner View State Park. We are home to the Original Woolrich Factory Store since 1830, the Piper Aviation Museum and the Heisey Museum. Stroll Downtown Lock Haven's Main Street taking in the architecture and shops. Spread throughout the county are country shops including the Amish shops in the Sugar Valley area offering hand-sewn quilts and Amish fumiture. The shops in Pine Creek Valley and Nippenose Valley have a great selection of season decor, arts and crafts. Whether you are looking for a place to stay, where to get a meal. or something new to do - you have come to the right place. Visit our website or call for places of interest and calendar of events. Clinton County Visitor Bureau 888-388-6991 www.ClintonCountylnfo.com €

now for Penn State Hockey at Pegula Arena. To make the most of your trip, request a Central PA Fun Pass ... it is packed full of discounts at attractions, places to stay, eat and shop. Contact the Central PA Convention & Visitors Bureau for the latest deals and packages at 800-358-5466 or online at VisitPennState.org. €

Tour Roar Explore ... Central PA! Get out your winter coat and mittens and take a road trip to Central PA this winter! The Nature Inn at Bald Eagle, located lake side, is perfect for a weekend retreat, but with the comfort of a bed and breakfast. The

breathtaking view will allow you to enjoy the outdoors while staying warm inside. The newly renovated Camegie Inn & Spa is located on the 9th hole of Toftrees Golf Resort and is also a

destination spa designed to give you the best in organic, Hungarian Spa Treatments. Bundle up and enjoy activities such as First Night State College to usher in a New Year, be greeted by

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We~t Virginia outdoor adventure~ West Virginia is full of thrilling adventures that will leave you with an experience unlike no other. Activities include off-road outings, whitewater rafting, mountain biking and climbing, lush golf courses and extensive wilderness areas, just to name a few. Shed the winter blues and make plans for the spring season at one of West Virginia's recreation areas today! Exhilarating ATV rides: Adventure enthusiasts can easily find a place to escape in West Virginia, where more than 700 miles of off -road trails cut through steep mountains and deep valleys. West Virginia's mountains provide a beautiful backdrop for an adventurous experience on ATVs, dirt and mountain bikes, horseback or foot Kick up dirt this spring with a trail expedition at Burning Rock or on the Hatfield-McCoy Trails, one of the largest off -road vehicle trail systems in the world. Visit www.escape2wv.com to learn more. Tour the Mountain State by motorcycle: There's one thing for certain about West Virginia: it's nearly impossible to find a straight road here. Aside from sweeping curves, rolling hills and scenic mountain vistas, the rugged terrain also has sculpted the friendly, hard-working character of its people. So what are you waiting

for? Great rides, authentic people and unique experiences are right here in West Virginia, the heart of Appalachia. For a list of great rides through the Mountain State, visit www.wvmountainrider.com. Whitewater adventures: What better way to welcome back the warm weather than to spend a weekend on America's best whitewater. West Virginia's world-renowned rivers offer kayakers and whitewater rafters hundreds of miles of free-flowing water and vigorous rapids. Any of West Virginia's outfitters can hook you up with the perfect trip whether it's wild or mild! Have fun with the whole family on a calmer yet adventure-packed trip, or experience the thrilling challenge between you and Class III-V rapids! No matter what type of rafting adventure you are seeking, look no further than the Mountain State's gorges and valleys! Visit wwwwvriversports.com today to plan your whitewater getaway! Favorite fishing spots: Trout fishing is a year-round opportunity in West Virginia, but it's best in the spring when the waters are still cold and the Division of Natural Resources is well into its main trout stocking season. The Mountain State has more than 20,000 miles of streams and more than 100 public fishing lakes available to

anglers of all ages. DNR stocks rainbows, browns, brook and West Virginia golden rainbows from January through May in suitable waters. Premier fishing destinations include Cranberry River, Dogway Fork, Otter Creek, Blackwater River, Elk River, Back Fork of Elk River, Shavers Fork of Cheat River, Slatyfork section of Elk River, Williams River and the North Fork of the South Branch of the Potomac River. Fishing licenses may be purchased online at wwwwvfish.com (anglers age 15 and younger fish for free!). Check the daily trout stocking reports by calling 304-558-3399 or visit online wwwwvdnr.gov. Tee-it -up at West Virginia's links The Mountain State is rolling with more than 100 golf courses, ranging from mountain tracks with breathtaking scenery to historic courses and world-class greens designed by the pros. From state parks, public parks and resorts around the state, West Virginia offers golfers of every skill level challenging greens and a relaxing pace to enjoy the views. To learn more about West Virginia's golf courses, call 800-CALL WVA and request a free golf guide today! This article courtesy of the West Virginia Division of Tourism. Visit wwwwvtourism.com for more information.

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Have a6reat fall or Winter Vacation in North Carolina North Carolina is located in southeastern United States and it borders the Atlantic Ocean. This state is farnous for the wide range of recreational activities it offers frorn swirnrning at the beach to skiing in the rnountains. The highlands of western North Carolina include part of the Appalachian range. These rnountains offer rnany choices for rafting, hiking and biking adventures. The area is also rich in history, frorn the Cherokee tribes that lived here for centuries to the white settlers that created a culture all their own, rernnants of which can be experienced on hikes in the park. North Carolina High Country is perfect for active farnilies. The

unusual range of elevations in the Western North Carolina Mountains gives this area one of the longest auturnn foliage seasons in the United States. Grandfather Mountain draws visitors frorn everywhere. There are picnic areas, wildlife exhibits and rniles of hiking trails. For a few thrills, one can choose to cross the 228-foot bridge, the highest suspension footbridge in the United States. Bicycling in the High Country Mountains is one of the rnost popular vacation activities with rniles of pathways for biking. The North Carolina Mountains are unique. Extrerne elevation variations and rnore than 100 species of leaf-shedding trees offer the longest and rnost colorful foliage season in

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