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On the Move
Set a Spell
A typical evening at the Bears Den Trail Center near Bluemont, Va.: Two men are harmonizing on a Buddy Holly song, watched by a woman munching microwave popcorn. All three are barefoot, taking a rest from their hike along the entire 2,174-mile Appalachian Trail.

By the Light of the Moon
I became acquainted with the custom of gathering at the full moon when I lived in Taiwan and trekked with friends to a mountaintop outside Taipei for a moonlight picnic to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival.

Dam Nation
In West Virginia each fall, floodgates open and paddlers gather from around the world.

Biking 101 for Adults
I'm capable of doing some complicated things. But coming to my 34th birthday, I still hadn't mastered a skill that most 7-year-olds have down cold: riding a bike.

Finding Refuge
The bald eagles born this spring at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge are honing their hunting skills.

Top-Flight Entertainment
Every Sunday the Flying Circus Airshow brings to life the golden age of aviation, with barnstorming biplanes, a parachute jumper, high-flying aerobatics and a wing walker.

What a Hat Trick
Just miles from the Delaware border, South Jersey's Cowtown Rodeo is the longest-running Saturday night rodeo in the country.

Dig Dem Bones
Paleontologists at Bayfront Park near Chesapeake, Md., hope an informed public can help find more interesting fossils.

Surely You Joust
The ancient calvary sport of jousting is also the alive-and-well state sport of Maryland.
 Local Jousts


Local Color
Go for the gold (orange and red, too) of fall foliage by boat, bike or hike.
Map: Sites for Fall Leaves
(Shenandoah National Park)


A-mazing Ways
A complete guide to area pumpkin patches and corn mazes, just in time for fall.
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Find destinations and events to light up your night in our Nightlife Guide. Check out local restaurants' menus and deals in our Casual Restaurants Guide.

Hoop It Up
Pumped-up version of an old toy making the rounds in the fitness world.
Fast or Slow?
Report says long, methodical exercise sessions are as good as short, intense bursts.
Adjust Your Stroke
Updating your technique can make swimming easier and more fun.
Calorie Counter
See which activities burn the most calories.

Hudson Trail Outfitters
Check out our May Gear of the Month! Click here for details!

Baltimore Ravens
Baltimore's professional men's football team heats up M&T Bank Stadium.
Washington Mystics
The WNBA's Washington franchise holds court at the MCI Center.
D.C. United
See MLS All-Star Freddy Adu and the United play at RFK Stadium.
Baltimore Orioles
Still the only major league baseball team within driving distance of Washington.
Horse Racing
Looking for the next Smarty Jones? Try some of these area tracks.

Where to Picnic
Looking for a park with a view or one that provides free entertainment? Check out this list.
Walk to a Waterfall
The sound of water against rocks is one of nature's best tranquilizers. Here's where to go with the flow.
Golf Guide
Find the right course for your game.
Roller Coasters
Each of Washington's five major amusement parks has its own unique rides.
Go Tubing
Plop your derriere into an inflatable doughnut and float lazily down a major waterway.
Area Parks
C&O Canal
Horseback Riding
Skate Parks
Tennis Courts

Swimming Pools
Racquetball Courts
Batting Cages
Recreation Centers
Basketball Courts
Bowling Alleys


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