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Birding in Maryland

With over 400 species of birds sighted and over 200 nesting species, Maryland is an excellent location for birding. In addition to the desirable wetland, marsh, woodland, and meadow habitats, the Atlantic flyway migratory path cuts across the state. Some well-known species in Maryland include the Bald Eagle, Brown-headed Nuthatch,…
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Bethesda Farmers Markets 2017

Bethesda has plenty of places to find farm fresh fruits and vegetables, locally raised meat, and delicious homemade treats. Here are the top places around Bethesda to buy local food for your family in 2017. Pike Central Farm Market Opening May 6 this season, the Pike Central Farm Market takes…
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Happy Hour Bethesda, Maryland

Happy hour is the perfect time to get some drinks and a bite to eat with friends. Bethesda has many delicious restaurants and some of them offer top-notch happy hour food and drink specials. We’ve compiled the top 10 happy hour choices in Bethesda for your next night out. View…
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Best Maryland Hikes

Maryland is a beautiful state with over 95,000 acres of state and national parks and hundreds of miles of trails. These trails range from easy paved walks on the way to historical sites to climbing the Appalachian mountains. But with so many options, which should you choose? To help you…
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18 Unexpectedly Innovative Apps for Seniors

Retired adults are not usually targets for high-tech products. Built around teenagers and young adults, the app market is flooded with games and social media programs for those generations. However, many apps—even those designed for any age group—aid the lives of older adults and give them helpful tools for making…
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Top Montgomery County Golf Courses

Public Needwood Golf Course Needwood Golf Course offers an 18-hole course that is very playable and well maintained, but challenging enough to be fun. The special part about Needwood is that it offers a 9-hole “executive course” for beginners or golfers looking to sharpen their skills. The practice area offers…
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The 20 Most Kid-Friendly Restaurants in DC

Washington DC has always been a strong tourist draw for families—nearly unlimited museums (many of them free), and access to some of the nation’s most famous monuments and buildings. But what to do when the kids get hungry? We’ve compiled a comprehensive list of the 20 most kid-friendly restaurants in Washington DC.…
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Companies Headquartered in Maryland

Maryland has long been a hub for business. Its proximity to Washington DC makes it attractive for businesses that thrive on government contracts, particularly the defense sector. Maryland’s proximity to the sea—and location midway up the Atlantic shore—makes it a hub for the transporation of goods, or the seagoing vessels…
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Waterfalls in Maryland

Maryland isn’t known for towering waterfalls, even though it features several peaks above 3,000 feet on the Appalachian Plateau. In fact, most waterfalls in Maryland are located near the eastern edge of the state, making them easily accessible from the state’s population centers and Washington DC. How Waterfalls Form There’s…
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Why Is Maryland Called the “Old Line State”?

You may think it refers to the most well-known line in Maryland, the Mason-Dixon Line, which forms the northern and eastern border of the state. That would make sense: It was surveyed in the 1760s and draws deeply on early Maryland history. But, you’d be wrong. Maryland is called the…
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