Find a Great Place to Day Trip!

We live in a region filled with amazing things to do and see. Read along and be inspired to daytrip too!


The destinations below are organized by category. For destinations by state, county or region, please check out the following pages:

Delaware                            Maryland                                 New Jersey

New York                            Pennsylvania                            Virginia

West Virginia -- COMING SOON






African-American and Black Heritage
DELAWARE
Patty Cannon Trail

MARYLAND
Annapolis Hidden History
Bucktown General Store
Caroline County UGRR
Hammond-Harwood House
Harriet Tubman Byway
Harriet Tubman State Park
Historic Annapolis Museum Freedom Bound: Runaways of the Chesapeake Exhibit
Riversdale Plantation
St Mary's City

PENNSYLVANIA
William C Goodrich Freedom Center & Underground Railroad Museum's Festival of Trees

VIRGINIA

Alexandria African-American Heritage Park
Alexandria Black History Museum
Anne Spencer House and Garden
Belle Grove Plantation and Bed & Breakfast
Black History in Hampton VA
Contraband and Freedman Cemetery
Emancipation Oak (Hampton VA)
Fort Monroe Casemate Museum
Freedom House Museum
Hampton's Hidden History

WASHINGTON DC
Cedar Hill/Frederick Douglass National Historic Site
Lincoln Summer Cottage




Art Museums
MARYLAND
American Visionary Art Museum and again, even better!
Annmarie Sculpture Garden 
Baltimore Museum of Art and again
Museum of Fine Arts (Washington County, MD)
Walters Art Museum

PENNSYLVANIA
Allentown Art Museum
Andy Warhol Museum
James A. Michener Art Museum -- COMING SOON!
Randyland 
Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art - Ligonier
Westmoreland Art Museum

WASHINGTON DC
National Gallery of Art - East Building


Autumn Foliage
Adams County Scenic Valley Tour
Leafpeeping in Shenandoah National Park 2014 and 2015
Sugarloaf Mountain Park






Bed & Breakfasts / Inns / Hotels
DELAWARE
LazyL Bed & Breakfast

MARYLAND
Blue Heron B&B
Residence Inn at Maple Lawn
Whitehaven Hotel

NEW JERSEY
Haddonfield Inn

PENNSYLVANIA
1740 House (Lumberville, PA)
Battlefield B&B (Gettysburg)
Depot at Doolittles (DuBois, PA)
Hotel Conneaut (Lake Conneaut, PA)
Logan Inn (New Hope, PA)
Nemacolin Woodlands Resort
Road Less Traveled B&B (Clearfield, PA)
Three Haunted PA Inns
Victorian Lofts B&B

VIRGINIA
The Virginian Hotel -- COMING SOON!
Col Alto Hampton Inn
Craddock Terry Hotel -- COMING SOON!
Georges Inn
Iris Inn
The Mill at Fine Creek -- COMING SOON!



Biking

DELAWARE
Cape Henlopen State Park Gordons Pond Trail
Chesapeake and Delaware Canal bike path

MARYLAND
Baltimore and Annapolis Trail 
C&O Canal:
    
Brunswick to Dargan Bend
     Edwards Ferry
    Great Falls
    Locks 33 and 34
    Monocacy & Catoctin Aqueducts
    Fort Frederick to Hancock
     Paw Paw Tunnel to Lock 56
    Swain's Lock to Seneca Aqueduct
    Whites Ferry -- COMING SOON!
    
Williamsport
Cross Island Trail
Indian Head Rail Trail
Western Maryland Rail Trail East and West
Wicomico County

PENNSYLVANIA
Butler - Freeport Community Rail Trail
David S Ammerman (Rail) Trail
Doylestown Bike Tour
Gettysburg National Military Park
Ghost Town Rail Trail
Great Allegheny Passage Bridge to Bridge Ride
Heritage Rail Trail 
Lehigh Gorge Rail Trail
Northern Central Railroad (NCR) Trail and lower NCR
Three Rivers Heritage Trail 

VIRGINIA
High Bridge Rail Trail 
James River Heritage Trail
Mount Vernon Trail
Percival's Island Rail Trail
Washington & Old Dominion (W&OD) Rail Trail

WEST VIRGINIA
Allegheny Highlands Rail Trail
Pedal Through the Past (Harpers Ferry, Shepherdstown, Antietam, C&O Canal)




Botanical Gardens and Arboretums
DELAWARE
Winterthur 

MARYLAND
Annmarie Sculpture Garden
Brookside Gardens and Again on Father's Day
Ladew Topiary Gardens

PENNSYLVANIA
Chanticleer Gardens
Longwood Gardens and A Longwood (Gardens) Christmas
Penn State Arboretum
Phipps Conservatory

VIRGINIA
Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens 


WASHINGTON DC
U.S. National Arboretum  



Budget-friendly Daytrips
Please check out Budget-friendly Daytrips for daytrip destinations that cost $25 or less for two people, or $50 or less for a family of four.



C&O Canal

Brunswick to Dargan Bend
Canal Pride Days 
Edwards Ferry
Fort Frederick to Hancock
Great Falls
Locks 33 and 34
Lander Lockhouse
Maryland Heights (Harpers Ferry),
Monocacy & Catoctin Aqueducts
Paw Paw Tunnel to Lock 56
Swain's Lock to Seneca Aqueduct
Kayaking at Swain's Lock
Whites Ferry -- COMING SOON!
Williamsport






Cideries, Wineries, Breweries, and Distilleries 
MARYLAND
Basignani Vineyards
Black Ankle Vineyards (1st Visit) (2nd Visit)
Boordy Vineyards
Dejon Vineyard
Elk Run (Yoga in the Vines) (2nd Visit) (5k race/Fall Jazz Fest)
Fiore Winery
Harford Vineyard and Winery (1st Visit) (2nd Visit)
Linganore Winecellars
Mount Felix Winery 
Red Heifer Winery (1st Visit) (2nd Visit)
Royal Rabbit Vineyards (1st Visit) (2nd Visit)
Serpent Ridge Vineyards (1st Visit) (2nd Visit)
Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard
Woodhall Winecellars - (1st Visit) (2nd Visit)

NEW JERSEY
Flying Fish Brewery -- COMING SOON!
Sharrot Winery -- COMING SOON!

PENNSYLVANIA
Big Spring Spirits 
Bee Kind Winery
Borderland Vineyard
Central PA Tasting Trail -- COMING SOON!
Good Intent Cidery -- COMING SOON!
Halbrendt's Vineyard
Hauzer Estate Winery & Cidery
Kreutz Creek Vineyards
Mason Dixon Distillery
Mount Nittany Winery and Vineyards -- COMING SOON!
Starr Hill Winery
Winery at Wilcox

VIRGINIA
1781 Brewery
Bluemont Vineyard 
Cardamon Family Vineyards 
Hillsborough Vineyards 
Northgate Vineyard 
Potomac Point Winery
Wilderness Winery and Vineyards



Civil War (and Related)

Five Overlooked Must-see Civil War Sites

DELAWARE
Fort Delaware

MARYLAND
Antietam Illumination
Antietam National Battlefield Dayhike
Dr. Samuel Mudd House
Fort Foote
Maryland Heights Hike: Part 1 and Part 2 
Monocacy National Battlefield Park
Monterey Pass Battlefield Park
Sugarloaf Mountain Park
Surratt's Tavern
Tudor Hall

PENNSYLVANIA
Bloody Knox Cabin
Farnsworth House Inn
Gettysburg Heritage Museum
Gettysburg National Military Park
   via Segway 
    via bicycle 
   InSite iPad tour
   Cemetery Ridge Hike
Heritage Rail Trail
Shriver House Museum

VIRGINIA
American Civil War Museum 
Cedar Creek/Belle Grove National Battlefield and Historic Site
Confederate White House 
Fort Monroe Casemate Museum
Fredericksburg National Battlefield
Grand Caverns
High Bridge Rail Trail
Historic Jamestowne
Hollywood Cemetery
Malvern Hill Battlefield -- Seven Days Battle
Manassas National Battlefield Park
Museum of the Confederacy  
New Market Battlefield
Petersburg Crater Battlefield
Polegreen Church -- COMING SOON!
Prospect Hill Cemetery (Front Royal, VA) 
Richmond National Battlefield Park, Cold Harbor
Sailors Creek Battlefield Historic Site
Stonewall Jackson Winter Headquarters (Winchester, VA)
Tilghman Moore House (Stonewall Jackson's Headquarters)
Winchester National Cemetery 

WASHINGTON DC
Lincoln's Summer Cottage
Missing Soldiers Office

WEST VIRGINIA
Bolivar Heights Battlefield
Harpers Ferry
Pedal Through the Past







Dog Friendly
DELAWARE
LazyL Bed & Breakfast
Trap Pond State Park

MARYLAND
Annapolis Rocks
Annmarie Sculpture Garden 
Assateague Island (Maryland side)
Baltimore and Annapolis Trail  
Baltimore's Waterfront Promenade
Catoctin Mountain National Park
Cedarville State Forest Hike
C&O Canal: 
     Brunswick to Dargan Bend
     Edwards Ferry
     Ft Frederick to Hancock
     Great Falls 
    Lander Lockhouse
     Locks 33 and 34
     Maryland Heights (Harpers Ferry), 
    Monocacy & Catoctin Aqueducts
    Paw Paw Tunnel to Lock 56
    Swain's Lock to Seneca Aqueduct
     Whites Ferry -- COMING SOON!
     Williamsport
Columbia's Four Lakes
Daniels, Maryland's Ghost Town
Downs Memorial Park (Anne Arundel Co, MD)
Elk Neck State Park / Turkey Point Lighthouse Hike
Greenwell State Park 
Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay 
Indian Head Rail Trail
Jerusalem Village Hike / Gunpowder Falls State Park
Maryland Heights Hike: Part 1 and Part 2  
Northern Central Railroad (NCR) Trail and lower NCR
Oregon Ridge Park Loggers Trail
Patapsco River Valley State Park
           Avalon Section/Grist Mill Trail
             Cascade Falls Trail / Orange Grove Area
             Daniels -- Maryland's Ghost Town and Winter Hike to Daniels
             Daniels Old Main Line and Ruins Loop Hike
           Daniels Old Main Line Railtrail and Again, in the Spring
           Marriottsville Road to McKeldin Rapids Hike
             McKeldin Area
Patuxent Branch Trail (Columbia, MD)
Pen Mar Park to High Rocks: Hiking the Appalachian Trail
Ricketts Glen State Park
Rocks State Park
Soldiers Delight NEA Chaote Mine Trail
Sugarloaf Mountain Park
Swallow Falls State Park 
Tail Lights
Whitehaven Hotel

NEW JERSEY
Haddonfield Inn

PENNSYLVANIA
9 Coal Mine and Museum
Bilgers Rocks
Delaware Canal Towpath and again
Eckley Miners' Village 
Heritage Rail Trail 
Laurel Hill Cemetery (Philadelphia)
Lehigh Gorge Rail Trail

VIRGINIA
Scott's Run Nature Preserve
Iris Inn

WASHINGTON D.C.
U.S. National Arboretum

WEST VIRGINIA
Allegheny Highlands Rail Trail
Cathedral State Park
Lost River State Park



Driving Tours
DELAWARE
Chasing Patty Cannon

MARYLAND
Antietam Illumination
Chesapeake Country Murals
Monterey Pass Battlefield Park
Barns of Northern Carroll County / Southern PA -- COMING SOON!
Caroline County UGRR
Covered Bridges of Frederick County 
Harriet Tubman Byway

PENNSYLVANIA
Adams County Scenic Valley Tour
Barns of Northern Carroll County / Southern PA -- COMING SOON!
Butler County Barn Tour
Covered Bridges of Bucks County
Covered Bridges of Lancaster County -- COMING SOON!
Gettysburg Battlefields InSite iPad tour

VIRGINIA
Leafpeeping in Shenandoah National Park 2014 and 2015
Petersburg Crater Battlefield



Fairs and Festivals
MARYLAND
Art in the Park - Frederick's Festival of the Arts
Central Maryland Fiber Arts Studio Tour
Hot Air Balloon Festival
Light City Baltimore Festival
Market Fair
Maryland Renaissance Festival
Wine in the Woods 

PENNSYLVANIA
Butler County (PA) Fall Festivals
Celtic Fling and Highland Games
National Apple Harvest Festival

VIRGINIA
Festival of Leaves 
Virginia Renaissance Faire

WASHINGTON DC
Blossom Kite Festival
Cherry Blossom Festival






Ghost Hunts and Paranormal Investigations
DELAWARE
Cape May - Lewis Ferry Terminal
East End Breakwater Lighthouse

MARYLAND
B&O Railroad Museum (Ellicott City) -- COMING SOON!
Belmont Manor
Furnace Town
Lord Baltimore Hotel -- COMING SOON!
Waverly Mansion -- COMING SOON!

PENNSYLVANIA
Anderson Mansion
Carrie Furnaces
Eastern State Penitentiary 
Farnsworth House Inn
Hotel Conneaut
Nemacolin Castle
Pennhurst School
Princess Street House

WEST VIRGINIA
Moundsville State Penitentiary




Ghost Walks & Tours 
DELAWARE
Haunted Lewes DE
Legends of Lewes Ghost Walk -- COMING SOON!
East End Lighthouse Ghost Tour

MARYLAND
Annapolis, MD
Dorchester County Hauntings
Ellicott City, MD
Miller House
Mount Misery (Ellicott City, MD)
Mount Olivet Cemetery (Frederick, MD)
Savage Mill

PENNSYLVANIA
Gettysburg
   Ghosts of Gettysburg
   Battlecry Ghost Tour
Pittsburgh Ghost Tour

WASHINGTON DC
Capitol Hauntings (Washington, DC)

WEST VIRGINIA
Harpers Ferry





Hikes and Walks
DELAWARE
Prime Hook NWR Hike

MARYLAND
Annapolis Rocks
Antietam National Battlefield Hike
Assateague Island
Baltimore's Waterfront Promenade
Calvert Cliffs State Park
Catoctin Mountain Park 
     Wolf Rock Hike 
    Cunningham Falls/Hog Rock Hike
    Chimney Rocks Hike
Cedarville State Forest Hike
C&O Canal: 
     Brunswick to Dargan Bend
     Edwards Ferry
    Ft Frederick to Hancock
     Great Falls
    Locks 33 and 34
     Maryland Heights (Harpers Ferry), 
    Monocacy & Catoctin Aqueducts
    Swain's Lock to Seneca Aqueduct
    Williamsport
Columbia's Four Lakes
Cunningham Falls State Park 
Daniels, Maryland's Ghost Town and Winter Hike to Daniels
Downs Memorial Park (Anne Arundel Co, MD)
Elk Neck State Park / Turkey Point Lighthouse Hike
Gettysburg Nat'l Battlefield Cemetery Ridge Hike
Greenbriar State Park Big Red Trail Hike
Greenwell State Park 
Gunpowder Falls State Park
           Jerusalem Village Hike
           Sweet Air Loop Trail -- COMING SOON!
Indian Head Rail Trail
Maryland Heights Hike: Part 1 and Part 2
Monocacy National Battlefield -- Worthington Farm Hikes -- COMING SOON! 
Oregon Ridge Park / Loggers Trail Hike
Patapsco River Valley State Park 
           Volunteering Part 1 and Part 2
             Avalon Section/Grist Mill Trail
             Buzzards Rock - Sawmill Loop Trail -- COMING SOON!
             Cascade Falls Trail / Orange Grove Area
             Daniels -- Maryland's Ghost Town
             Daniels Winter Hike
             Daniels Old Main Line and Ruins Loop Hike
           Daniels Old Main Line Railtrail
             Daniels Old Main Line in the Spring
             Hell House and revisiting Hell House
             Kakaying on the Patapsco River
             Marriottsville Road to McKeldin Rapids Hike
             McKeldin Area
             Three Great Hikes
Patuxent Branch Trail (Columbia, MD)
Pemberton Park Hikes
Pen Mar Park to High Rocks: Hiking the Appalachian Trail
Rocks State Park
Scott's Run Nature Preserve 
Soldiers Delight Natural Environmental Area 
         Chaote Mine Trail
           Serpentine Trail
Sugarloaf Mountain Park and Blue Trail Winter Hike
Swallow Falls State Park and in the Winter
Tail Lights/Symphony of Lights
Weverton Cliffs

NEW YORK
High Line Park (NYC)
Tarrytown Riverwalk (on the Hudson River) 

PENNSYLVANIA
Bilgers Rocks and Update to Bilgers Rocks
Delaware Canal Towpath and again
Heritage Rail Trail 
Ricketts Glen State Park
Ringing Rocks County Park (Bucks County, PA)

VIRGINIA
Eagle Rock Hike from the AT
Government Island Hike
Scott's Run Nature Preserve Hikes 
Story Book Trail
Tuscarora Trail / Eagle Rock Day Hike 

WASHINGTON DC
U.S. National Arboretum

WEST VIRGINIA
Allegheny Highlands Rail Trail
Cathedral State Park
Cranesville Swamp
Cranny Crow Overlook Hike / Lost River State Park
North Mountain Trail - George Washington National Forest



Historic Houses and House Museums
DELAWARE
John Dickinson Plantation
Governor Ross Mansion
Winterthur 

MARYLAND
Annapolis by Candlelight Tour
Belmont Manor
Cambridge, MD historic homes 
Carter - Archer Mansion 
Clara Barton Homestead
Dr. Samuel Mudd House
Hammond-Harwood House
Historic Homes in Frederick, MD
Hampton Mansion
Ladew House Museum and Topiary Gardens
Lander Lockhouse
Miller House
Patapsco Female Institute
Pemberton Hall -- COMING SOON!
Poe House Museum
Poplar Hill Mansion 
Riversdale Plantation
Schifferstadt
Star-Spangled Banner Flag House
Surratt's Tavern 
Tudor Hall

NEW YORK
Boldt Castle
Kykuit/Rockefeller Estate
Singer Castle
Sunnyside

PENNSYLVANIA
Anderson Mansion Ghost Hunt
Benjamin Parry Mansion
Bloody Knox Cabin
Boal Mansion
Centre Furnace Mansion
Eisenhower Farm
Farnsworth House Inn
Fallingwater
Fonthill Castle and Revisited
Kentuck Knob
Pearl S. Buck House
Shriver House

VIRGINIA
Anne Spencer House and Garden

Arlington Mansion
Belle Grove Plantation and Bed & Breakfast
Confederate White House 
Ferry Farm
Gadsby's Tavern
Gunston HallOpen Hearth Cooking at Gunston Hall, and Photo Safari at Gunston Hall
Mary Washington House
Maymont Mansion
Monticello 
Montpelier
Morven Park
Overton-Hillsman House (Sailors Creek Battlefield State Park)
Point of Honor Mansion -- COMING SOON!
Scotchtown Plantation
Tilghman Moore House (Stonewall Jackson's Headquarters)

WASHINGTON DC
Cedar Hill
Lincoln's Summer Cottage




Holiday Season
MARYLAND
Annmarie Sculpture Garden of Lights
Blow your own glass Christmas ornaments at Art of Fire
Christmas Train Gardens
Sailing to the Solstice 2018 and Sailing to the Solstice 2019
Gardens of Lights (Brookside Gardens)
Hampton Mansion
Historic Homes in Frederick, MD
Lights on the Bay
Maryland Holiday Light Displays
Symphony of Lights
Tail Lights/Symphony of Lights
Winter Lights at Seneca Creek State Park

NEW YORK
New York City in December

PENNSYLVANIA
Christkindlemarkt Bethlehem PA
Christmas Magic
Kemerer Museum of the Decorative Arts
Longwood (Gardens) Christmas 2015 and Longwood Christmas 2019
William C Goodrich Freedom Center & Underground Railroad Museum's Festival of Trees

VIRGINIA
Newport News' Celebration of Lights
Williamsburg Christmas Wreaths
Winter Walk of Lights at Meadowlark Gardens

WASHINGTON DC
ZooLights at the National Zoo


Kayaking Adventures
DELAWARE
Trap Pond State Park
Great Marsh Preserve

MARYLAND
Blackwater River/Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge Kayaking
Centennial Lake / Preparing for Kayaking Adventures
C&O Canal at Swain's Lock
Daniels, MD
Gunpowder River and Gunpowder Basin -- COMING SOON!
Lake Clopper / Seneca Creek State Park
Lake Elkhorn
Little Seneca Lake
Mallows Bay Shipwrecks
Mariners Point Park -- COMING SOON!
Martinak State Park -- COMING SOON!
Nanjemoy Creek
Patapsco River
Piney Run Park
Potomac River
Watts Creek -- COMING SOON!
Wetipquin Creek (Nanticoke River Water Trail)
Wicomico River

PENNSYLVANIA
Moshanan State Forest
Schuylkill River
Shaggers Inn
West Branch Susquehanna River

VIRGINIA
Assateague Narrows
Dyke Marsh
James River
Lake Laura
Pohick Bay -- COMING SOON!




Kid-Friendly / Great Things to Do with Kids

9 Great Daytrips for the Under-6 Crowd
2018 Month of Summer Daytrips
2019 31 Days of Great Summer Daytrips for Kids

DELAWARE
Air Mobility Command Museum
Fort Delaware

MARYLAND
American Visionary Art Museum and again, even better!
Annmarie Sculpture Garden 
Assateague Island
Baltimore Museum of Industry
Brookside Gardens 
Calvert Cliffs State Park
Calvert Marine Museum
Cascade Falls Trail / Orange Grove Area
Christmas Train Gardens
Crystal Grottoes Caverns
Cunningham Falls State Park
Fort Foote National Historic Site
Fort Frederick
Fort McHenry National Historic Site 
Fort Washington National Historic Site
Gardens of Lights (Brookside Gardens)
Historic Ships of Baltimore Part 1 and Part 2
Ladew Topiary Gardens
Lights on the Bay
Maryland Science Center
National Aquarium
National Colonial Farm
Ripley's Believe It or Not Odditorium
Sailing on the Selina II
Salisbury Zoo
Skipjack tour aboard the Nathan of Dorchester 
St Mary's City
Swallow Falls State Park 
Turkey Point Lighthouse Trail / Elkneck State Park
Urban Pirates

NEW YORK
Statue of Liberty

PENNSYLVANIA
9 Coal Mine
Bilgers Rocks and Update to Bilgers Rocks
Christmas Magic
Eastern State Penitentiary (age 8+)
Fort Ligonier
Fort Necessity National Historic Site
Gettysburg Heritage Center
Harley-Davidson Factory Tour (age 13+)
Just Ducky Pittsburgh Tour
Longwood Gardens
Martin's Snacks Factory Tour
Mercer Museum
National Apple Harvest Festival
National Aviary
Ohiopyle State Park
Penn's Cave
Philadelphia Hop-on, Hop-off Bus Tour
Phipps Conservatory
Snowtubing
Sunrise Soap Co
William C Goodrich Freedom Center & Underground Railroad Museum's Festival of Trees
Wolf Sanctuary of PA 

VIRGINIA
Ferry Farm
Government Island Hike
Grand Caverns
James Monroe Museum
Jamestowne Settlement
Lewis Gintner Botanical Gardens 
NASA Visitors Center / Virginia Air and Space Center
Newport News' Celebration of Lights
Story Book Trail
Virginia Animal Safari
Winter Walk of Lights at Meadowlark Gardens

WASHINGTON DC
Blossom Kite Festival
Cherry Blossom Festival
International Spy Museum (age 8+)

WEST VIRGINIA
Bickle Knob / Otter Creek Wilderness
Cass Scenic Rail Road
Harpers Ferry, WV
Trail Rides in Canaan Valley




Lighthouses
ATLANTIC SEABOARD
Assateague Island Lighthouse 
Barnegat Lighthouse
Cape May Lighthouse 

CHESAPEAKE BAY
Baltimore Light 
Bloody Point Lighthouse 
Choptank Lighthouse 
Cove Point Lighthouse 
Drum Point Lighthouse
Hollands Bar Lighthouse
Hoopers Island Lighthouse 
Hoopers Straight Light
Janes Island Lighthouse
Old Point Comfort Lighthouse
Point Lookout Lighthouse
Point No Point Lighthouse
Sandy Point Lighthouse 
Seven Foot Knoll Lighthouse
Smith Point (south of Potomac River) Lighthouse
Sharkfin Shoal Lighthouse
Sharps Island Lighthouse 
Solomon's Lump Lighthouse
Thomas Point Lighthouse  and lighthouse cottage tour
Turkey Point Lighthouse
Watts Island Lighthouse

DELAWARE BAY
Brandywine Shoal Lighthouse 
Cross Ledge Shoal Lighthouse
East End Breakwater Lighthouse and Paranormal Investigation
Elbow of Cross Ledge Lighthouse
Fourteen Foot Bank Lighthouse
Miah Maull Shoal Lighthouse
Ship John Shoal Lighthouse
West Harbor Refuge Lighthouse

GREAT LAKES
Lake Superior lighthouse

NEW YORK
Sleepy Hollow Point Lighthouse
St Lawrence River
Rock Island Light House
Sunken Rock Light House
Tibbets Point Light House



Listicle / 24-in-24 Challenges

3 Great Hikes in Patapsco Valley State Park
5 Overlooked Must-see Civil War Sites
9 Great Daytrips for the Under 6 Crowd
12 Urban Oasis to Escape To
Baltimore 24-in-24 Challenge
Clearfield County 24-in-24 Challenge
Fredericksburg VA 24-in-24 Challenge
Lynchburg VA 24-in-24 Challenge 
Shenandoah Valley 24-in-24 Challenge




Museums
DELAWARE
Air Mobility Command Museum
Johnson Victrola Museum

MARYLAND
Baltimore Museum of Industry
Calvert Marine Museum
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
Edgar Allen Poe Museum
Freedom Bound: Runaways of the Chesapeake
Harriet Tubman Visitors Center
Historic Annapolis Museum Freedom Bound: Runaways of the Chesapeake Exhibit
Historic Ships of Baltimore Part 1 and Part 2
Ripley's Believe It or Not Odditorium
St Mary's City
Ward Museum of Wildfowl

PENNSYLVANIA
9 Coal Mine and Museum
Clearfield Co. Historical Museum
Eastern State Penitentiary and Update
Eckley Miners' Village 
Gettysburg Heritage Center
Grice Museum
Johnstown Flood Museum
Johnstown Flood National Memorial
Kemerer Museum of the Decorative Arts
Mercer Museum
Moravian Pottery and Tile Works
Museum of the American Revolution
Mutter Museum
National Museum of Industry History
Pittsburgh Toonseum

NEW YORK
9/11 Museum and Memorial

VIRGINIA
American Civil War Museum 
Edgar Allen Poe Museum
Fort Monroe Casemate Museum
Historic Jamestowne
Hugh Mercer Apothecary Museum
James Monroe Museum
Moton Museum
Museum of the Confederacy 
NASA Visitors Center/Virginia Air and Space Center
Old City Cemetery
Tredegar Iron Works

WASHINGTON DC
International Spy Museum
Missing Soldiers Museum
Smithsonian Castle



National Parks, Refuges and Historic Sites
DELAWARE
Bombay Hook NWR
Prime Hook NWR

MARYLAND
Antietam National Park Memorial Illumination
Antietam National Battlefield Dayhike
Assateague Island
Blackwater NWR and Blackwater River/Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge Kayaking
Catoctin Mountain Park Wolf Rock Hike 
Catoctin Mountain Park Cunningham Falls/Hog Rock Hike
C&O Canal: 
     Canal Pride Days
     Edwards Ferry
     Great Falls
    Locks 33 and 34
     Maryland Heights (Harpers Ferry), 
    Monocacy & Catoctin Aqueducts
    Williamsport
Clara Barton Homestead
Fort Foote National Historic Site
Fort McHenry National Historic Site
Fort Washington National Historic Site
Maryland Heights Hike: Part 1 and Part 2 
Monocacy National Battlefield Park

PENNSYLVANIA
Eisenhower Farm
Fort Necessity National Historic Site
Flight 93 National Memorial
Gettysburg National Military Park
   via Segway 
    via bicycle 
   InSite iPad tour
    Cemetery Ridge Hike
Johnstown Flood National Memorial
Valley Forge National Historical Park 

VIRGINIA
Cedar Creek/Belle Grove National Battlefield and Historic Site
Fort Monroe Casemate National Monument
Fredericksburg National Civil War Battlefield
Manassas National Battlefield Park
Richmond National Battlefield Park/Cold Harbor National Battlefield 
Leafpeeping in Shenandoah National Park 2014 and 2015
Tredegar Iron Works

WASHINGTON DC
Cedar Hill/Frederick Douglass National Historic Site

WEST VIRGINIA
Pedal Through the Past



Native American Heritage

Adena Burial Mounds/Grave Creek Burial Mound
Soldiers Delight Natural Environmental Area Choate Mine Trail
Rocks State Park
St Mary's City
Wetipquin Creek (Nanticoke River Water Trail)




Nature and Wildlife Oriented
DELAWARE
Bombay Hook NWR
Killens Pond State Park
Trap Pond State Park

MARYLAND
Assateague Island
Blackwater NWR and Blackwater River/Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge Kayaking
Calvert Cliffs State Park
Catoctin Mountain National Park
Crystal Grottoes Caverns
Greenwell State Park 
Kayaking on the Potomac River
Maryland Heights Hike: Part 1 and Part 2 
National Aquarium
Rocks State Park
Swallow Falls State Park 
Sugarloaf Mountain Park
Wetipquin Creek (Nanticoke River Water Trail)

NEW JERSEY
Island Beach State Park

PENNSYLVANIA
Bilgers Rocks and Update to Bilgers Rocks
Bowmans Hill Wildflower Reserve
Elk Country Day Trip
Moraine State Park
National Aviary
Ohiopyle State Park
Penn's Cave
Ricketts Glen State Park 
Schuylkill River
Wolf Sanctuary of PA 

VIRGINIA
Chincoteague NWR
Kayaking the Assateague Narrows
Leafpeeping in Shenandoah National Park 2014 and 2015
Virginia Animal Safari

WASHINGTON DC

National Zoo

WEST VIRGINIA
Cranesville Swamp
Trail Rides in Canaan Valley




On the Water
DELAWARE
Broadkill River Boat Tour
Delaware Light Houses 
Trap Pond State Park

MARYLAND
Blackwater River/Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge Kayaking
Clopper Lake
Kayaking on the Potomac River
Kayaking at Swain's Lock
Mallows Bay Shipwrecks
Passage to Five (Lighthouses) 
Sailing on the Selina II
Sailing on the Shardana
Skipjack tour aboard the Nathan of Dorchester 
Smith Island
Wetipquin Creek (Nanticoke River Water Trail)

NEW JERSEY
Delaware Light Houses 

NEW YORK
Dinner Cruise on St. Lawrence River
Statue of Liberty

PENNSYLVANIA
Just Ducky Pittsburgh Tour
Schuylkill River

VIRGINIA
Chesapeake Light Houses, Southern Expedition Day 1 and Day 2
Dyke Marsh Kayaking (Potomac River)
Kayaking the Assateague Narrows
Miss Hampton II Harbor Tour






Outdoor Adventures
MARYLAND
Annapolis Rocks
Blackwater River/Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge Kayaking
Catoctin Mountain National Park
Chesapeake Light Houses, Southern Expedition Day 1 and Day 2
Daniels, Maryland's Ghost Town
James River Kayaking
Kayaking on the Potomac River
Mallows Bay Shipwrecks
Pen Mar Park to High Rocks: Hiking the Appalachian Trail
Sailing on the Shardana
Smith Island
Sugarloaf Mountain Park
Wetipquin Creek (Nanticoke River Water Trail)

PENNSYLVANIA
ATVing in the Snow
Dog Sledding in the Pocono Mountains
Schuylkill River
Snowtubing

VIRGINIA
Dyke Marsh Kayaking (Potomac River)
Kayaking the Assateague Narrows
Sandy River Outdoor Adventure

WEST VIRGINIA
Dolly Sods Wilderness
Trail Rides in Canaan Valley




Photo Safaris
MARYLAND
Annapolis Photo Safari
Chesapeake Country Murals

NEW YORK
Audrey Munson NYC Photo Safari

PENNSYLVANIA
Abandoned School Photo Safari
Adams County Photo Safari
Barns of Delaware Water Gap NRA Photo Safari
Covered Bridges of Lehigh Valley
Eastern State Penitentiary Photo Safari
York Mural Safari

VIRGINIA
Gunston Hall Photo Safari
Murals of Fredericksburg
Strasburg Mural Safari




Quaint Towns
DELAWARE
Lewes
Milford

MARYLAND
Annapolis
Cambridge
Denton
Ellicott City (1st Visit) (2nd Visit)
Frederick
New Market
Solomons Island -- COMING SOON!
St. Michaels
Tilghman Island

NEW JERSEY
Cape May
Collingswood -- COMING SOON!
Haddonfield -- COMING SOON!

NEW YORK
Sleepy Hollow

PENNSYLVANIA
Bellefonte
Clearfield
Doylestown -- COMING SOON!
Gettysburg
Harmony
New Hope
Saxonburg
York
    Where to Eat
Zelienople

VIRGINIA
Fredericksburg
Front Royal
Lynchburg -- COMING SOON!
Onancoke
Strasburg -- COMING SOON!

WEST VIRGINIA
Harpers Ferry


(Scenic) Railroads

Cass Scenic Rail Road
Romance on the Rails
More Romance on the Rails
Murder Mysery on the Western MD Scenic Railway



Rails to Trails
MARYLAND
Baltimore and Annapolis Trail 
Cross Island Trail
Daniels Old Main Line Trail
Indian Head Rail Trail 
Northern Central Railroad (NCR) Trail and lower NCR
Patuxent Branch Trail (Columbia, MD)
Western Maryland Rail Trail East and West

NEW YORK
High Line Park (NYC)

PENNSYLVANIA
Butler - Freeport Community Rail Trail
David S Ammerman (Rail) Trail
Ghost Town Rail Trail
Great Allegheny Passage Bridge to Bridge Ride
Heritage Rail Trail
Hoover - Mason Trestle

VIRGINIA
High Bridge Rail Trail
Percival's Island Rail Trail
Washington & Old Dominion (W&OD) Rail Trail

WEST VIRGINIA
Allegheny Highlands Rail Trail




Restaurants

DELAWARE
Lewes
Agave
Arenas Cafe
Blue Sea Cafe
Knotting Hill Bakery & Coffee Shop
Striper Bites

MARYLAND
Comus Inn

Maple Lawn
Ananda Indian Cuisine
Houston Coastal
Lib's Grill
Ranazul International Tapas
Steelfire Kitchen

NEW JERSEY
Collingswood
GrooveGround Coffee Shop -- COMING SOON!

Haddonfield 
Haddonfield Food Scene Overview
The Bistro at Haddonfield 
The British Chip Shop 
On the Town Food Tour of Haddonfield
The Porch & Proper
Sanook Thai Cuisine 
Sweet T's Bake Shop
Valiente's Italian Specialties 

Pennsauken
The Pub

PENNSYLVANIA
New Hope
Logan Inn Tavern
Marsha Brown Restaurant
Zoubi Restaurant & Bar

Clearfield County
Applewoods BBQ & Grill
Benezette Hotel
Denny's Beer Barrel Pub
Depot at Doolittles
Dubois Diner
Luigi's Ristorante
Strawberry Tree Teahouse

Gettysburg
1 Lincoln Food & Spirits
1863 Restaurant
Dobbin House
El Costeno
Fiddler & Co
Food 101
Garyowen Irish Pub
Gettysburg Farmers Market Tour
Mr. G's Homemade Ice Cream
Savor Gettysburg Tour
The Parrot

VIRGINIA
Fredericksburg
Benny Vitali's
Curitiba Art Cafe
Eileen's Bakery & Cafe
Foode
Goolrich's
Hyperion Espresso
Ristorante Renata

Lynchburg
Bootleggers & Bourbon -- COMING SOON!
CinnCity Buns -- COMING SOON!
Mama Crocketts Cider Donuts -- COMING SOON!
Market at Main -- COMING SOON!
My Dog Duke's Diner -- COMING SOON!
Shoemakers American Grille -- COMING SOON!
Skyline Grill -- COMING SOON!

Natural Bridge
Natty B's Cafe -- COMING SOON!

Richmond
West Coast Provisions -- COMING SOON!

Stafford
Potomac Point Winery & Vineyard Cafe

WEST VIRGINIA
Harpers Ferry
Coach House Grille



Revolutionary War

Museum of the American Revolution
Polegreen Church -- COMING SOON!
Road to Revolution Trail -- COMING SOON!
Scotchtown Plantation
Valley Forge National Historic Park 
Washington Crossing Historic Park




Romantic Date Ideas

Annmarie Sculpture Garden 
Blow your own glass Christmas ornaments at Art of Fire
Brookside Gardens 
Capitol Hauntings (Washington Walks)
Dinner Cruise on St. Lawrence River
Hot Air Balloon Festival
Lewis Gintner Botanical Gardens 
Light City Baltimore Festival
National Zoo
New Hope, PA
Passage to Five (Lighthouses) 
Romance on the Rails
More Romance on the Rails
Murder Mysery on the Western MD Scenic Railway
Sailing on the Selina II
Sailing on the Shardana
Smith Island
Tarrytown, NY Riverwalk on the Hudson River
Virginia Wineries
Wine in the Woods 
Wolf Sanctuary of PA



Scenic Drives
MARYLAND
Covered Bridges of Frederick County

PENNSYLVANIA
Covered Bridges of Lehigh Valley

VIRGINIA
Leafpeeping in Shenandoah National Park 2014 and 2015

Seasonal Recommendations
SUMMER
2018 Month of Summer Daytrips for Kids
2019 31 Days of Great Summer Daytrips for Kids
Summer 2016

FALL
September 2018
October 2018
November 2018

WINTER & HOLIDAY SEASON
What to Give that Special Someone: A Year of Daytrips
December 2015 Top Five Daytrips
Winter 2016 Top Five Daytrips
12 Days of Daytrips for Winter Break
6 Great Romantic Dates for Valentine's Day



Spooky (or Haunted) 
DELAWARE
Cape Henlopen State Park
Cape May - Lewis Ferry Terminal
East End Breakwater Lighthouse
Fort Delaware
Lewes

MARYLAND
Belmont Manor
B&O Rail Museum -- COMING SOON!
Clara Barton Homestead
Daniels, Maryland's Ghost Town
Dr. Samuel Mudd House
Ellicott City, MD (1st Visit) (2nd Visit)
Ellicott City's Mount Misery 
Fort McHenry National Historic Site 
Furnace Town Ghost Hunt
Hampton Mansion
Lord Baltimore Hotel -- COMING SOON!
Mount Olivet Cemetery (Frederick, MD)
Poplar Hill Mansion
Waverly Mansion -- COMING SOON!
Whitehaven Hotel

NEW YORK
Sleepy Hollow Cemetery (Tarrytown, NY) 

PENNSYLVANIA
9 Coal Mine and Museum
Anderson Mansion Ghost Hunt
Benjamin Parry Mansion
Carrie Furnaces Ghost Hunt
Eastern State Penitentiary and Ghost Hunt
Farnsworth House Ghost Hunt
Gettysburg National Military Park
   via Segway 
   via bicycle
   InSite iPad tour
Hotel Conneaut 
Logan Inn
Pennhurst Home for the Feeble Minded
Three Haunted PA Inns

VIRGINIA
Fort Monroe
Overton-Hillsman House (Sailors Creek Battlefield State Park)

WASHINGTON DC
Capitol Hauntings (Washington Walks)
Missing Soldiers Office Museum

WEST VIRGINIA
Moundsville\West Virginia State Penitentiary Ghost Hunt
Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum





State and Local Parks
DELAWARE
Cape Henlopen State Park
    Biking Cape Henlopen State Park
Killens Pond State Park
Trap Pond State Park

MARYLAND
Annapolis Rocks
Annmarie Sculpture Garden 
Baltimore and Annapolis Trail 
Belmont Manor
Black Hill Regional Park
Brookside Gardens 
Calvert Cliffs State Park
Columbia's Four Lakes
Cranesville Swamp
Cross Island Trail
Cunningham Falls State Park 
Downs Memorial Park (Anne Arundel Co, MD)
Elk Neck State Park
Fort Frederick State Park
Friendship Landing Park
Gathland State Park
Greenbriar State Park
Greenwell State Park 
Gunpowder Falls State Park
           Jerusalem Village Hike

           Sweet Air Loop Trail -- COMING SOON!
Harriet Tubman State Park
Jerusalem Village Hike / Gunpowder Falls State Park
Lights on the Bay/Sandy Point State Park
Mallows Bay Shipwrecks
National Colonial Farm
Oregon Ridge Park
Patapsco Female Institute
Patapsco River Valley State Park Part 1 and Part 2
             Avalon Section/Grist Mill Trail
             Cascade Falls Trail / Orange Grove Area
             Daniels -- Maryland's Ghost Town
             Daniels Old Main Line and Ruins Loop Trail
           Daniels Old Main Line Railtrail
             Hell House and Revisiting Hell House
             Marriottsville Road to McKeldin Rapids Hike
             McKeldin Area
Patuxent Branch Trail (Columbia, MD)
Pemberton Park
Pen-Mar Park (Washington County)
Piney Run County Park
Rocks State Park
Seneca Creek State Park
Soldiers Delight Natural Environmental Area Choate Mine Trail
Sugarloaf Mountain Park and in the winter
Susquehanna State Park
Swallow Falls State Park and again in the winter

NEW JERSEY
High Point State Park
Island Beach State Park
Liberty State Park

PENNSYLVANIA
Bilgers Rocks and Update to Bilgers Rocks
Bowmans Hill Wildflower Reserve
Elk Country Day Trip
Moraine State Park
Ohiopyle State Park
Ricketts Glen State Park 

VIRGINIA
Chincoteague NWR
Kayaking the Assateague Narrows
Masanutten State Park
Natural Bridge State Park -- COMING SOON!
Scotts Run Park 

WEST VIRGINIA
Cranesville Swamp Preserve
Lost River State Park
Trail Rides in Canaan Valley





Tombstone Tourism & Taphophilia
DELAWARE
Saint Peters Churchyard (Lewis, DE)

MARYLAND
Green Mount Cemetery
Loudon Park Cemetery (Baltimore)
Loudon Park National Cemetery 
Mount Olivet Cemetery (Frederick, MD)
Westminster Burying Ground

NEW YORK
Sleepy Hollow Cemetery (Tarrytown, NY) 

PENNSYLVANIA
Christ Church Burial Ground 
Laurel Hill Cemetery (Philadelphia)

VIRGINIA
Alexandria African-American Heritage Park
Arlington National Cemetery 
Contraband and Freedman Cemetery 
Fredericksburg National Cemetery
Hollywood Cemetery (Richmond)
Mount Hebron Cemetery (Winchester, VA)
Old City Cemetery (Lynchburg, VA)
Prospect Hill Cemetery (Front Royal, VA) 
Winchester National Cemetery 







Waterfalls
MARYLAND
Cascade Falls
Cunningham Falls State Park 
Kilgore Falls
McKeldin Falls and Rapids
Swallow Falls State Park 

NEW YORK
Niagara Falls 

PENNSYLVANIA
Cucumber Falls
Ohiopyle State Park
Ricketts Glen State Park 

VIRGINIA
Scott's Run (Nature Preserve)

WEST VIRGINIA
Blackwater Falls State Park and again



Wildlife Refuges and Wildernesses

Blackwater NWR and again
Bombay Hook NWR and again
Chincoteague NWR
Dolly Sods National Wilderness
Great Marsh Preserve
Otter Creek National Wilderness
Prime Hook NWR



Winter Daytrips 

Romance on the Rails
More Romance on the Rails
Snowtubing
Sugarloaf Mountain Blue Trail Winter Hike

Updated July 2020

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