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The author, on the trail at five. Taking kids camping is a great way to encourage them to explore the outdoors and connect with nature. (Photo: Mary Burnette)

Camping Traditions Provide Best Family Memories

Camping comes in all styles but traditional camping trips are perhaps the most special. When I was young, my parents took me and my two older sisters for three weeks …

Last spring we visited Virginia's Great Falls National Park during one of the free weekends.

Top Reasons Why Your Family Will Love Visiting National Parks

  I’m packing for our first-ever trip to Everglades National Park. It’s my kids’ winter break, and when we sat down as a family to figure out where we wanted …

An American Bald Eagle perched on a tree in Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. Photo courtesy of US Fish and Wildlife Service.

“It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year…” to see Bald Eagles and Wild Ponies

Wildlife-Friendly DMV connects wildlife enthusiasts in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia to local wildlife and the National Wildlife Federation. I will share with you the wildlife and nature …

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