…the Algonquin name for Mattawoman has been variously translated as “where one goes pleasantly” and “a place to go quietly.” I would like to think that the peace and tranquility associated with the original name is as valid now as it was back then.
The Bay and its tributaries offer a fantastic fishery, right in our backyards, and what can be better than fresh fish that’s been caught and cooked in the same day.
. . . I kept my eyes open to the egrets and their oval wingspans. Red-winged blackbirds surprised us by popping out of the marsh in a flash of red and black feathers, and butterflies flew around us, with yellow swallowtails on purple hibiscus flowers and monarchs on milkweeds.
State agencies want invasives like snakeheads and blue catfish out of the local ecosystems. With a bit of know-how and some gear, you, too, could enjoy catching some of these hard-fighting and delicious fish!
Independence Day. Even the words conjure up images of family gatherings, barbecues, parades, and of course, fireworks! Learn about some places to celebrate the holiday that are a little more off the beaten path.
Through the years, the National Cherry Blossom Festival has taken on more and more significance – growing from its initial three-day celebration – to its current two weeks, packed with ceremonial and entertainment events.
You may be surprised to learn that you do not need to leave the confines of Washington, DC to find world-class spring migration birding opportunities. There are a number of parks and habitats throughout the city that provide important habitat for breeding or foraging on the journey northwards.
Cycling the C&O Canal is a great way to reflect and commune with nature. Follow one man’s journey along the canal as he observes the forms of ‘natural’ and ‘man-made’ within the Park.
Lying along the broad tidal stretch of the Potomac River about 50 miles downstream from Washington, DC, Caledon State Park’s 2,500 acres of riverside forest are a gathering place for bald eagles from up and down the East Coast.
Everyone who was anyone in the ever-evolving political and commercial landscape of the time would have spent hour upon hour at Gadsby’s Tavern – eating, drinking and engaging in heavy debates over the issues of the day.
Six of the Lockhouses on the C&O Canal have been refurbished and furnished to accommodate overnight guests.
Located only 30 minutes from Washington D.C, Huntley Meadows serves as a natural island vacation from the monotonous meadows of metropolis.