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Editorial 2011 Winter Tourism

Editorial 2011 Winter Tourism

Washington County, Maryland is perfect for...well, everyone! South Mountain is a great place to take in the sights and enjoy all day hiking, bike riding, or sightseeing. Gather the family and grab a few subs, chips, and drinks then head out to any one of Washington County's glorious parks - Fort Frederick State Park, C&O Canal National Historical Park, Antietam National Battlefield just to name a few. Washington County's parks are a great place for history buffs, sightseers, hikers, and nature enthusiasts.
Imagine relaxing in a kayak or canoe as it passes under historic Burnside Bridge at Antietam Battlefield and thinking back to nearly 150 years ago when the whole area was in the throes of the Civil War. Washington County is home to great golf, upscale and outlet shopping, restaurants, museums, theater and superb hotel and meeting facilities.
Shopping in Washington County is an experience like no other, from department stores to designer names to specialty shops and antiques. Everyone is sure to find something that fits their life style.
When it comes to dining, no matter what you are in the mood for - crab cakes made from succulent jumbo lump crab meat fresh from the Chesapeake Bay, homestyle country cookin' or international flavor - you can find it in Washington County.
A variety of options and flavors (to meet every budget) abound throughout the county and downtown Hagerstown. Fine dining restaurants, neighborhood pubs and grills, bustling eateries and diners and quick to-go delis and fast food chains provide eclectic menus with dozens of choices. Whatever you're hungry for, we've got it!
Maybe it's Washington County's fresh country air. Or the fun-filled pace. Or all that down-home cooking! Whatever the reason, when it's time to turn in, cozy, comfortable accommodations get to be a top priority. That's why you'll find such a variety of warmly welcoming resorts, hotels, motels and B&Bs here in the Hub City. So you can feel right at home, away from home. (
Washington County beckons visitors with its natural beauty, endless views, intriguing towns, and seasonal festivals, events and activities for people of all ages. It's full of rich history, art, historic reenactments, and theaters.
Washington County is the perfect place to bring the family or come for a romantic weekend.
Inside this year's Winter Tourism Guide readers can find out more about what Washington County has to offer its visitors, where to go to see the sights, read about the numerous little lesser-known towns, where to take in the slopes, and history...history...history!
No matter what you're looking for - Washington County, Maryland has it.

Yours in Ink,

Jennifer Leese
Editor, Picket News

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