Editorial: Winter in Washington County, Maryland

Winter in Washington County, Maryland

Winter in Maryland is absolutely beautiful with the rolling hills and wide-open fields covered in untouched white snow. There are plenty of photo opportunities from icicles hanging from snow-kissed buildings and statues standing proud in our many parks and battlefields to couples riding in a horse-drawn carriage with the red and black plaid blanket stretched across their legs.
There's always plenty to do in Washington County during the winter:
If you're feeling adventurous try skiing, sled riding, snowtubing, and snowboarding.
If you're looking for entertainment and culture see what's going on at The Maryland Theatre, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts
If you want to take in our history visit the Antietam Iron Furnace Site and Antietam Village, Dunker Church, Fort Frederick, Pry House, Western Maryland Rail Trail, and the Washington Monument.
There's plenty to do here from ghost tours and German Christmas tales at the Jonathan Hager House and Museum to learning about the preservation and restoration of historic railway equipment at the Hagerstown Railroad Museum to listening to the story of the 19th century lady who cast spells in the Log House Museum in Clear Spring to touring the largest fortification built by English colonists in North America - Fort Frederick.
While you're out - stop by the many wonderful destination spots throughout the Tri-State in Jefferson County, Frederick County, Morgan County, Berkeley County, Franklin County, and Fulton County.
Visitors of Washington County are sure to enjoy the magical sights, the beautiful sounds, and delicious smells.
Don't let the cold keep you indoors or allow the days to pass you by...get out there and explore.
I wish you holidays full of laughter and love, and a joyous start to the New Year. Welcome 2010!

Yours in Ink,

Jennifer Leese
Editor, Picket News