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Editorial: Maryland's Winters

Maryland's Winters

I was born in Virginia. I moved to Maryland when I was 9 years old. Of course, I still have family in Virginia, so I visit often. I can honestly say that Maryland's winters are absolutely beautiful. I wouldn't want to live anywhere else. Maryland is a state that has tons to do whether it is spring, summer, autumn, or winter. There's always something to do in this beautiful state.
The cold weather usually causes people to stay indoors. Change that this winter - get outside! Parks, museums, and antique shops are always open. Grab the family and head to the battlefields or drive along Maryland's picturesque country roads.
Hiking is always fun and doing so in the winter is extraordinarily exquisite. The scenic views take your breath away.
Gourmet dining is just right no matter the season, and taking in history is always available to those who take interest.
With winter look at all the extra things you get to do - sled riding, snowboarding, tubing, skiing, making snowmen, throwing snowballs, and snowmobiling.
In this year's Picket News Winter Tourism Guide visitors and residents of Washington County, and its surrounding counties, can
Get to KNOW the founder of HAGERSTOWN
Find out who BELLE BOYD was
STROLL along the C&O Canal
Go underground at CRYSTAL Grottoes
HIT IT big at the Hagerstown SUNS
Visit some PLACE new
Stop BY small TOWNS
Find out where TO GET the best Cinnamon Buns in the AREA
Whether you enjoy searching for the right bargain or antique, strolling through the battlefield, wandering down winding country roads, or just sitting outside watching people go by...Washington County and the four-state area is just for you.
Visitors are sure to enjoy the magical sights, sounds, and smells of our county.
Don't let the cold keep you indoors or allow the days to pass you by too quickly...get out there and explore.
There's always something to do in Washington County, Maryland.

Yours in Ink,

Jennifer Leese
Editor, Picket News

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