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Wednesday, Sep 10, 2014 at 3:49 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Stargaze With an Astronomer in the Shenandoahs

Stargaze With an Astronomer in the Shenandoahs

Spend a weekend at Shenandoah National Park this summer and get the chance to star gaze with astronomers. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 10, 2013 at 10:52 AM
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By Sarah Pixley

BASE-Jump at the New River Gorge

BASE-Jump at the New River Gorge

Go jump off a bridge, you say? OK! Watch as hundreds of BASE jumpers and rappellers come together in West Virginia for an extreme sport celebration. Read »

Thursday, Jul 25, 2013 at 11:16 AM
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By Sarah Pixley

Freedom Park: Adventure on a New Level

Freedom Park: Adventure on a New Level

Freedom Park in Williamsburg, Va., features 20 miles of biking trails, a botanical garden and a zipline adventure park. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 23, 2013 at 12:48 AM
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By Sarah Pixley

Discover Palisades Interstate Park

Discover Palisades Interstate Park

Palisades Interstate Park sits on both New York and New Jersey territory, just four hours from downtown D.C. Hiking, boating, parks and nature camps await. Read »

Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 12:02 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Explore the Soggy Life: Cranesville Preserve

Explore the Soggy Life: Cranesville Preserve

Take a trip along the boardwalk, the Cranesville Preserve boardwalk as you witness some of mother natures most beautiful designs. Read »

Monday, Oct 15, 2012 at 3:18 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

W&OD Trail Fest Is Saturday

W&OD Trail Fest Is Saturday

Help plant butterfly gardens, clean up the trail, hear live music and more, this Saturday, Oct. 20. Read »

Monday, Sep 10, 2012 at 11:16 AM
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By Sarah Pixley

Trails, Scales and Waterfalls at Cunningham State Park

Trails, Scales and Waterfalls at Cunningham State Park

Cunningham State Park is close to town and features the tallest cascading waterfall in Maryland. Read »

Friday, Aug 10, 2012 at 2:00 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Cascade Falls: A Natural Beauty

Cascade Falls: A Natural Beauty

Cascade Falls near Pembroke, Va., is a must-see summer destination. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 24, 2012 at 8:14 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Canoe the Bowl: Lake Drummond

Canoe the Bowl: Lake Drummond

Lake Drummond is the glass-like lake at the center of the Great Dismal Swamp -- and your ticket to a fantastic voyage this weekend. Read »

Friday, Jun 8, 2012 at 8:32 AM
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By Sarah Pixley

A State Park With a Cool Edge

A State Park With a Cool Edge

Pocahontas State Park offers a pool and recreation park along with special nature programs during the summer season. Read »

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Sarah Pixley Sarah is a freelance photographer and the founder of True Icon Photo. When she's not snapping photos of a ridiculous amount of objects, she spends her time enjoying the splendor of D.C. life. Send her tips and ideas: sarah (at) trueiconphoto (dot) com.
Carissa DiMargo Carissa DiMargo is an editor and writer for NBC Washington. Follow her on Twitter @dcscene.