Biking

Ride to the star and back in Roanoke

July 17, 2017

Let the Roanoke Star be your reward for a 6-mile mountain bike ride that includes a thousand feet of climbing. Start in the Virginia city’s historic Grandin Village and head toward Mill Mountain Park, which […]

Camping

Get Out and Play in the ‘Burg’

July 10, 2017

Known for being family-friendly, Harrisonburg, Va., is a wonderful destination for a day or weekend trip with your family. “Get Out and Play in the ‘Burg” on the Shenandoah Valley Kids Trail and enjoy a […]

Biking

Four places to head off the beaten path in Morgantown

July 3, 2017

The mountains and valleys of West Virginia near Morgantown offer spectacular hiking opportunities: Cooper’s Rock, the Monongahela River Trail, and even the West Virginia University Arboretum in the heart of town. These scenic destinations, however, […]

Destinations

New GeoTrail will add to existing 39-cache challenge

June 12, 2017

Cambria County, in west-central Pennsylvania, has been a canal port, a railroad, and steelmaking center, and home to immigrants from European countries. But, it is perhaps the three major floods that struck Johnstown, in southern […]

Destinations

Hit the road in Bath County

May 28, 2017

New driving tour takes in the rural mountain scenery   The journey to Bath County, Va., from the Washington, D.C., area is a little more than 200 miles and starts on busy I-66 and then […]

Destinations

Get outdoors in Harford County’s three state parks

May 6, 2017

Harford County’s three state parks combine an unusual variety of water activities, trails for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding, and history to hold attraction for just about everybody. Susquehanna State Park, located along the […]

Hiking

The sound of running water

May 1, 2017

When you go to Ricketts Glen State Park in the far northern reaches of Columbia County for a hike, you might think it is about the walk, but it is not. It is about the […]