Trips and Tips
Looking for a fun way to explore the Chesapeake Bay region? Interested in visiting a historic community, a nature preserve, or paddling down a river near your home? Megan, host of our “Trips and Tips” series, has the information you’re looking for!
Each week, Megan highlights interesting, unusual and off-the-beaten path events taking place from the mouth of Bay to the Susquehanna and everywhere in between. She’ll tell you about fun things to do around the watershed such as cruises in southern Maryland, hikes in on the Susquehanna, paddles on the Nanticoke, or festivals in Baltimore or Richmond.
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Trip Of The Week: Relive the Era of Steam
Tip of the Week: October Sky Features An Occultation, Meteor Shower & Moon Pairings
Apple Day: A Celebration of Appalachian Heritage and Arts and Crafts Fair
Enjoy crisp mountain air and beautiful fall foliage. Celebrate the fruits of fall. Enjoy games, hay rides, bluegrass music and great food. See apple butter making, pelt displays, campfire cooking, clogging, and traditional Appalachian artisan and craft demonstrations. See quilts, birdhouses, ceramics, candles, wood crafts, jewelry, photography, baskets and more. Except for parking, it's free. Oct. 14, 8am-5pm; Millboro. More information.
Apple Tasting at Monticello
Scottish Heritage Day
Celebrate Scottish Heritage at the oldest stone house in Alexandria, home of John Carlyle. Throughout the day enjoy Scottish music, dancing, and fashion as well as tours of the Carlyle House. Free Admission. Oct. 14, 12pm-4pm; Alexandria. More details.
Drink Your Apples
Join Harpers Ferry living history staff and volunteers to make cider at White Hall Tavern on Potomac Street. This time-honored tradition produced the most popular 19th century beverage for man, woman, and child. Lower Town, Roeder's Confectionery and White Hall Tavern. Included with admission. Oct. 21-22; Harpers Ferry. More info.