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Arlington Woods a living monument to forests of the past

Cemeteries are places of remembrance.  Arlington National Cemetery is perhaps the most famous, the final resting place of more than 400,000 veterans of American conflicts and their spouses. More than 3 million people visit each year to...

Sinuous, woodsy Barren Creek is fit to be plied

A street lined with homes built in the early 1900s slopes downhill to the fraying edge of town. A two-lane bridge carries traffic across a ribbon of flat water. There’s a boat ramp on the opposite side with one of those newfangled kayak...

Eastern Shore skipjack dredges up maritime past

A skipjack tacked up and down the Choptank River in Maryland for two hours on an azure afternoon in late spring. One of the last of its kind still cruising the Chesapeake Bay’s waters, the Nathan of Dorchester returned to its...

Snorkel, paddle or fish at RiverPalooza summer events

Taking a bridge across the Potomac River on the way to work isn’t the same as plunging a paddle into the water, seeing its beauty and benefits up close. But only a fraction of the more than 6 million people living in the District of...

Hole lot of fun: Natural swimming pools in the Blue Ridge

Many strategies for dealing with mid-Atlantic summer heat involve cool water: outdoor pools, ocean waves or slow-flowing rivers. But there’s nothing quite like plunging into a boulder-strewn, tree-lined swimming hole for that special...

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