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    Suggested Trip: Susquehanna petroglyphs find a home near their original site

    Five fragmented stones, with shallow carvings made by American Indians, were given a new home this spring at Susquehanna State Park in Havre de Grace, MD. Their arrival at the park is a reunion of sorts, but not for the stones themselves.

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    In-Depth: Tolerance took root in St. Mary’s City

    Historic St. Mary’s City features an extensive collection of American Indian artifacts and re-enactors in period costume. But the original city nearly became lost, a footnote along a state highway with perhaps nothing more than a plaque marking the site where colonists established the first Maryland settlement that prized religious freedom and tolerance.

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    Suggested Trip: Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center teems with waterfowl, wildlife

    The Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center comprises of more than 500 acres woodlands and meadows, with few modern buildings in sight. Visitors can explore the large and immersive landscape by hiking, birding, or kayaking.

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    From the Field: The Ghost Fleet at Mallows Bay

    Located just 30 miles from Washington, D.C., Mallows Bay contains the largest collection of historic shipwrecks in the Western Hemisphere. These shipwrecks have inspired explorers, writers, and conservationists to explore and experience this unique place and share the history.

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    Off The Beaten Path: Paddling on the Sassafrass River shows off the Bay that was

    If Capt. John Smith could come back to retrace his Chesapeake journeys in the early 1600s, he might find portions of Foreman Creek much as he saw it four centuries ago. On this murky tributary of the Sassafras River, trees hug the shores, and lush green beds of wild rice blanket the shallows.

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  • 6/1/16
    Patuxent Bird Walk

    Search for resident and migrant birds in various refuge habitats on this guided hike at the Patuxent Research Refuge.

  • 6/18/16
    The Sotterley Farmer's Market

    Purchase the best quality home-grown vegetables, fruit, and plants, as well as unique, hand-crafted items at the Sotterley Farmers Market.

  • 7/7/16
    Beach Safari at Kiptopeke SP

    Comb the beach with a Kiptopeke Park ranger and see what the tide brought in for you to create a piece of art.

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