Charissa Hipp

Charissa Hipp has a passion for connecting people to places through tourism marketing, storytelling, writing and hiking. A wife and mother of three, she is the Maryland Ambassador for Girls Who Hike and encourages people to connect with nature to experience its physical, mental and spiritual benefits. Follow her outdoor adventures on Instagram at @hipphikergal.

Charissa Hipp

Charissa Hipp

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Mary Mish: Historic Preservation Pioneer in Washington County

March 16, 2021

Mary Mish: Historic Preservation Pioneer in Washington CountyLearn about Mary Mish, a woman who worked behind the scenes over decades to preserve key sites in Washington County. Read More

Journeys North to the Mason-Dixon Line: Connecting the Past and the Present

February 22, 2021

Journeys North to the Mason-Dixon Line: Connecting the Past and the PresentThough the Appalachian Trail dates to the 1920s, the ridgeline it traverses in Maryland has a much longer history, including a connection to the Underground Railroad. Read More

Shop Small in the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area this Holiday Season

November 25, 2020

Shop Small in the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area this Holiday SeasonNow more than ever, small businesses need your support. Find out about the unique shopping opportunities in the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area for gifts perfect for everyone on your list. Read More

Celebrate Walktober in the Heart of the Civil War

October 7, 2020

Celebrate Walktober in the Heart of the Civil WarFind a historic and scenic place to take a walk in October! Read More

Enjoy a Great American Road Trip In the Heart of the Civil War

June 22, 2020

Enjoy a Great American Road Trip In the Heart of the Civil WarTake a family road trip and discover hidden gems this summer while traveling along one of Maryland's scenic byways. Read More

Memorial Day Parade Traditions in the Heart of the Civil War

May 20, 2020

Memorial Day Parade Traditions in the Heart of the Civil WarTwo towns within the Heart of the Civil War lay claim to the oldest continuously held Memorial Day parades in the country. Read More

Native Spring Ephemerals in the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area

April 6, 2020

Native Spring Ephemerals in the Heart of the Civil War Heritage AreaLearn how to identify springtime flora and hunt to find them on local trails and battlefields. Read More

Civil War Love Letters: Tales of Love and Loss

February 14, 2020

Experience the Holiday Season in the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area

December 12, 2019

Experience the Holiday Season in the Heart of the Civil War Heritage AreaGet into the holiday spirit and enjoy special programming at sites in Carroll, Frederick, and Washington Counties. Read More

Visiting the Heart of the Civil War During the "Off Season"

November 25, 2019

Visiting the Heart of the Civil War During the "Off Season"There are perks to traveling when the temperature drops-- here's how to make the most of the Heritage Area in fall and winter. Read More

Your Guide to Exploring Fall Color in the Heritage Area

September 26, 2019

Your Guide to Exploring Fall Color in the Heritage AreaFind peak fall colors and explore the outdoors in Carroll, Frederick, and Washington Counties. Read More

Commemorate the 157th Anniversary of the Maryland Campaign in the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area

September 9, 2019

Commemorate the 157th Anniversary of the Maryland Campaign in the Heart of the Civil War Heritage AreaCommemorate the Maryland Campaign of 1862 with events and activities throughout the Heritage Area this September. Read More

Celebrate Great Outdoors Month By Taking a Hike in the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area

June 3, 2019

Connect to history by taking a hike in the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area. 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

Exploring Frederick County’s Railroad History

August 6, 2015

Exploring Frederick County’s Railroad HistoryCharissa Hipp of Visit Frederick sheds light on Frederick County's rich railroading history. Read More

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