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Fairfax County and Northern Virginia are full of beautiful parks, interesting history, and unique areas to explore. Parks of every size—from Great Falls National Park, to Mason Neck State Park, to Meadowlark Botanical Gardens regional park, to the Fairfax Cross County Trail—combine nature and history offering residents and visitors opportunities to discover, learn, and enjoy.

Lake Thoreau

Northern Virginia Fall Foliage: Best Places to See Fall Colors In the Region

Find the best places to see Northern Virginia fall foliage, for locals and visitors seeking beautiful autumn colors and fun outings near Washington DC. The fall foliage season in the Northern Virginia area usually peaks in mid October, but timing varies depending on weather. Fortunately, Northern Virginia has a range of elevations, extending the foliage season. […]

Sugarloaf Mountain Hike to Maryland Views

Sugarloaf Mountain Hike to Maryland Views

A Sugarloaf Mountain hike delivers great views of the Maryland countryside and a convenient network of trails that allow very short or longer hikes. A road leads to two parking areas about three quarters of the way up the mountain. Picnic tables near the parking areas are perfect for non-hikers or folks with limited mobility […]

Woondlands Resort getaway Pennsylvania

Nemacolin Woodlands Getaway: Luxury Meets Adventure in Pennsylvania

A Nemacolin Woodlands getaway offers a unique combination of luxury and adventure perfect for a romantic retreat, family vacation, or adult get-together. Occupying 2,000 acres in the Laurel Highlands region of Western Pennsylvania, the resort makes the most of its beautiful setting. Lodging Options at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort Nemacolin’s quirky sense of fun and luxury […]

Canoeing on Burke Lake

Northern Virginia Boating and Fun on the Water

Warm weather means the return of Northern Virginia boating and fun on the water to the beautiful lakes, rivers, and bays of the Washington DC region. Whether you’re looking for a casual float, an active paddle, or fishing fun, we’ve found facilities perfect for a summer day. The Potomac and Occoquan Rivers, estuaries of the Chesapeake Bay, and several lakes […]

Frank Lloyd Wrights Fallingwater Laurel Highlands PA

Frank Lloyd Wright Road Trip to Laurel Highlands Pennsylvania

Tour three beautiful homes, including an iconic masterpiece, on a Frank Lloyd Wright road trip to Fallingwater, Kentuck Knob, and Polymath Park in Laurel Highlands, Pennsylvania. This road trip is perfect for lovers of architecture, nature, and art, and it’s just a three-and-a-half hour drive from the Northern Virginia and Washington DC area. Frank Lloyd Wright, once […]