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  • Kayak Class

    This week's field trip started like every single one should start for the next few months: a quick dip in ye olde sunscreen vat. That smell of fake coconut not quite masking the smell of chemicals is my summer signature scent, and with the Memorial Day weekend, I have officially consigned myself to being a sweaty, sticky mess for the foreseeable future. Fortunately, the bike ride down to the Inner Harbor created its own breeze, so it wasn't until I clip-clopped across the Belgian block of Fells Point (it's not cobblestone-the history nerds get really upset if you suggest it's cobblestone, because it's not cobblestone, it's Belgian block) and pulled up under one of those massive brick buildings lining Fells Point that the sweat really started to pour off me. Ah, summertime.
  • PARKS AND REC

    PARKS AND REC
    Beartown State Park. Near Hillsboro, W. Va., (304) 653-4254, www.beartownstatepark.com. 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...

    A disappearing island shows what rising sea levels mean for the Chesapeake Bay

    My trusty handheld GPS helps keep me safe while kayaking, letting me know precisely where I am on a map. But bringing it along on kayaking trips, it turns out, can serve more than my own personal safety: It's also a useful tool to map the land-devouring...

    Eight places to sleep outdoors within a 90-minute drive from Baltimore

    The difference between being a "happy camper" or not can be slight and often is a matter of logistics. The preparatory details of assembling gear and provisions, when key aspects overlooked-"Honey, did you pack the kids' sleeping pads?" or "Where are...

    Blackwater Falls State Park, Carroll Park Skateboarding and Bike Facility, Patapsco Valley State Park, and more

    Beartown State Park, near Hillsboro, W. Va., (304) 653-4254, beartownstatepark.com. We know West Virginia bills itself as "wild and wonderful," but that's no reason to scare people by suggesting there is a commune of bears in your state park. The park...