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    Beartown State Park. Near Hillsboro, W. Va., (304) 653-4254, Known for its unusual rock formations rather than any actual bears, Beartown is over 100 acres and rich with trails and beautiful sites. Free to visit and open from April to October, Beartown, with its constantly shifting rock landscape, provides a welcome getaway from your hectic life.
  • Getting Around

    Getting Around
    Baltimore infamously lacks an integrated, comprehensive mass transit system connecting all neighborhoods with the tourist areas and larger interstate transit hubs. Fifty years of poor planning and general stupidity have left the city with a mishmash of...

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    Naming Names: Which Maryland Congressional Representative Is Fighting Amtrak Funding

    In, say, Wyoming, Amtrak ambivalence might make a bit more sense. But in Maryland, where the service is a necessary part of a everyday life for a whole lot of commuters/general travelers--and ridership has been on a meteoric rise over the past couple of...

    Ten Years ago in City Paper: June 28, 2000

    Two big-picture features: Andrew Reiner argues that history repeats itself because Americans disdain it and Natalie Davis investigates the Christian debate over gay rights. The Nose collects the moans and groans of business owners affected by the shutting...