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Girl Scouts. Scouts and Scout Leaders Create your own horseback riding program at Waredaca!

Girl Scouts

Have fun with horses! Create your own horseback riding experience for any age scout centering around horses and horseback riding and make it happen at Waredaca! Learn as much about horses as possible for all those horse crazy scouts thru our hands-on activities. Programs are professionally designed and geared for all ages...Brownies, Daisys on up. All learn the rules of working safely around horses and older scouts can go on a mounted trailride around our lovely 220 acres of farmland. For Older Scouts: Our most popular options: After receiving a very basic demonstration of mounting, correct positioning and explanation of stopping and turning, our staff will then assist with mounting, adjusting of stirrups, and then all proceed on a pleasant 30-40 minute trailride thru the pastures of our farm.

Limit Size: 12 may ride at one time; larger groups are encouraged to discuss with the office how best to accommodate. Riversdale House Museum. 4811 Riverdale Road Riverdale Park, Maryland 20737 301-864-0420;TTY 301-699-2544 Riversdale, an elegant Federal style manor house, was constructed between 1801 and 1807 for Henri Stier, a Flemish aristocrat, and completed by his daughter, Rosalie, and her husband, George Calvert, grandson of the fifth Lord Baltimore.

Riversdale House Museum

Today, this elegant architectural gem has been restored to reflect the lifestyle of the Calverts in Federal America. Rosalie Calvert’s letters, supplemented by other archival records and archaeology, are used to provide modern-day visitors with a better understanding of the period. The journal of Adam Francis Plummer, an enslaved man owned by the Calverts, provides a rare first-person account of African American life in 19th century Maryland. The museum is open to the public for docent-guided tours and for a variety of special events. Maryland Camping & Cabins off Appalachian Trail. Twenty acres of beautiful wooded campground, backed up to the Appalachian Trail on South Mountain provide an ideal setting for year-round camping, hiking and river rafting fun.

Maryland Camping & Cabins off Appalachian Trail

The seclusion, peace and quiet of our campsites offer a relaxing atmosphere to slow down, escape from your busy schedule and enjoy the surrounding nature. A perfect choice for a rustic wedding venue, romantic getaway or an affordable weekend family vacation. Maple Tree Campground is located near Harpers Ferry, West Virginia and is close to Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, Maryland. Our unique lodging includes our NEW Hobbit House, cozy Tree Cottages, rustic Tree Houses and Tent Camp Sites. All are equipped with fire circles, picnic tables and charcoal grills (excluding tent sites). Over the years the campground has enjoyed many visits from boy scouts and girl scouts, as well as youth groups from all walks. Stay and enjoy nature with us! Arts & Events Calendar. Browsing: all kinds of events - this week - all venues Classical Sunday, April 13 at 3:15 p.m.

Arts & Events Calendar

Country Sunday, April 13 at 7:30 p.m. DC Jazz Festival. Outdoor Movies. Watching movies on a large screen outdoors has become a popular summer activity.

Outdoor Movies

There are several outdoor movie festivals in the Washington, DC area. Most of the movies are free and offer a great opportunity for families to enjoy some time together under the stars. 1. Screen on the Green. Theodore Roosevelt Island National Memorial - Theodore Roosevelt Island Park. Bicycle Trails and Routes. The Washington, DC area has a great network of off-street trails which are shared by cyclists, walkers, joggers, and others.

Bicycle Trails and Routes

Major area trails are listed below. Anacostia Tributaries Trail System, a link in the national shore-to-shore American Discovery Trail, provides miles of uninterrupted trails along the tributaries of the Anacostia River. The southernmost point of the trail is located at Colmar Manor Community Park in Prince Georges County, and trail spurs extend northeasterly and northwesterly from there along beautiful stream valley parkland. The trail system links several neighborhoods to Metro stations, but commuters needing to travel at speeds greater than 12 miles per hour should consider alternative routes. The trail system is open for public use from sunrise to sunset each day. Eastern Market. National Mall & Memorial Parks - Park Newspaper. Top 10 Romantic Getaways Near Washington, DC. The Washington, DC area is centrally located near a wide range of romantic getaway destinations.

Top 10 Romantic Getaways Near Washington, DC

You can enjoy a romantic weekend at a luxury resort or a romantic inn and enjoy a wide range of activities from golf to hiking to pampering yourself at a world class spa. Here is a selection of the best romantic getaways within a few hours drive from Washington, DC. 1. The Homestead © The Homestead Hot Springs, Virginia. 2. . © Nemacolin Woodlands Resort. Wolf Trap schedule.