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Ring in 2019 with a First Day Hike

December 7, 2018

Ring in 2019 with a First Day HikeStart your new year off on the right foot with a hike in a State Park-- find your hike with our guide! Read More

Experience the Hagerstown Cultural Trail and Its Historic Heritage this Summer

August 28, 2017

Experience the Hagerstown Cultural Trail and Its Historic Heritage this Summer Find local history and whimsical outdoor art installations on a journey down the Hagerstown Cultural Trail. Read More

Bells, Barbara Fritchie, and Battlefields: A Midwinter Reflection

December 5, 2016

Bells, Barbara Fritchie, and Battlefields: A Midwinter ReflectionWhat do Fireside Poets, First Day Hikes, and a new film have in common? Find out from Executive Director Liz Shatto. Read More

Freedom's Run: Homage to Sacrifice

October 3, 2016

Freedom's Run: Homage to SacrificeTravis Gilbert describes a unique way to experience the Heart of the Civil War: by racing on foot, as part of Freedom's Run Read More

#FindYourPark in the Heart of the Civil War

July 22, 2016

#FindYourPark in the Heart of the Civil War#FindYourPark in the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area and celebrate the first 100 years of the National Park Service. Read More

A New Way to Ride Through History: Infrastructure Improvements Now Underway Along the C&O Canal

May 9, 2016

A New Way to Ride Through History: Infrastructure Improvements Now Underway Along the C&O CanalChesapeake & Ohio Canal visitors can experience the historic transportation corridor by foot or bike—and soon, by boat—at the Cushwa Basin in Williamsport. Read More

Man's Best Friend in War and Peace: Dogs in the American Civil War

February 25, 2016

Man's Best Friend in War and Peace: Dogs in the American Civil WarDogs served as companions and compatriots during the Civil War. Learn about Jack, Harvey, and other canine soldiers. Read More

The Economic Benefits of Preserving Civil War Battlefields

January 6, 2016

The Economic Benefits of Preserving Civil War BattlefieldsFrances Kennedy, Director of the Civil War Battlefield Campaign at The Conservation Fund from 1988 to 2006, discusses the relationship between battlefield preservation and economic development. Read More

Start the New Year Off with a State Park Hike

December 14, 2015

Start the New Year Off with a State Park HikeStart your new year with a guided First Day Hike in one of Maryland's state parks. Read More

Experiencing History in the Great Outdoors: Where Recreation & History Intersect

April 23, 2015

Experiencing History in the Great Outdoors: Where Recreation & History IntersectThe stunning natural landscape sculpted by the Piedmont plateau and foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains provides an ideal setting for outdoor enthusiasts of all types. Read More