Cabin Fever in the Mid-Atlantic March 10, 2022 by MATPRA Admin (Mid-Atlantic Region, March 10, 2022)- It’s been a long winter, but the end is in sight! From resorts to rustic cabins to cozy B&Bs, outdoor adventures to relaxing getaways, the Mid-Atlantic region boasts plenty of places to get out and break your cabin fever and shake off that winter blues. Check out some of the best offerings across Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia. For more information on any of the following, contact the destination marketing organization listed below. For general information on the Mid-Atlantic, visit MATPRA.org. DELAWARE Greater Wilmington & the Brandywine Valley Go luxe with a stay at the Inn at Montchanin or the venerable HOTEL DU PONT. Both offer fine dining on property and full service spas on site or nearby. Or, head to the Wilmington Riverfront for a stay at one of its three full-service hotels. Dine with views of the Christina River and take a cycling adventure from the Riverfront to Historic New Castle on the J.A.M. Trail. Greater Wilmington Convention and Visitor Bureau, Jennifer Boes, VisitWilmingtonDE.com, [email protected] MARYLAND Allegany Shake off the winter blues by exploring 70,000 acres of public land on The Mountain Side of Maryland. A perfect place for active travelers is the Allegheny Trail House B&B, a historic home in downtown Frostburg, which is a short pedal from the Great Allegheny Passage and a local trail head. Allegany County, The Mountain Side of Maryland, Mindy Bianca, MDmountainside.com, [email protected] Annapolis & Anne Arundel Our 533 miles of Chesapeake Bay shoreline, 137 parks and natural resource areas, and 54 miles of paved hiking and biking trails invite you to create your own unique adventure. Wrap up your day with al fresco dining along centuries-old brick-lined streets and live music, available seven days a week. Visit Annapolis & Anne Arundel County, Susan Seifried, VisitAnnapolis.org, [email protected] Baltimore The melting of the winter frost will make way for spring flowers, and Flower Mart, Baltimore’s annual celebration of all things floral, will greet the season with flower and plant vendors, artisans selling handmade crafts, local food vendors and live music in the parks surrounding the Washington Monument from April 29 – 30. Visit Baltimore, Tracey Johnson, Baltimore.org, [email protected] Calvert Booking a charter boat on the Chesapeake Bay is the perfect way to clear your mind and concentrate on having fun! Charter boat crews provide everything you need – equipment, licenses and a great water view. All you need to think about is enjoying time out on the water and catching a big one! Calvert County Department of Economic Development, Hilary Dailey, ChooseCalvert.com, H[email protected] Harford Susquehanna State Park offers a wide variety of outdoor recreational opportunities. The park is home to some of the most popular mountain biking trails in Maryland and the river itself beckons fishermen and boaters alike. The park also contains a family-friendly (and pet-friendly) campground with traditional campsites and camper cabins. Visit Harford, Mindy Schneider, VisitHarford.com, [email protected] Kent Kent County has your cure for “Cabin Fever”. Find your “wild side” camping at Bayshore Campground on the banks of the Chesapeake Bay. Pitch your tent by the water to stargaze or park your RV near the private beach. Bring your boat along too — to further explore the area by water. Paradise awaits in Kent County, MD! Kent County Tourism, MD, Jana Carter, KentCounty.com, [email protected] Maryland (State of) Over the nine years (1933 – 1942) the Federal Civilian Conservation Corps operated in Maryland, their many projects included construction of sturdy chestnut log cabins that still welcome guests. Herrington Manor State Park’s 20 full-service cabins (three of them ADA compliant) offer the perfect cure for cabin fever! Maryland Office of Tourism, Connie Spindler, VisitMaryland.org, [email protected] Prince George’s Restore your spirits and end your cabin fever! Our scenic outdoors and landscapes offer plenty of fresh air while agricultural escapes lead to horse drawn carriage rides among lush vineyards. Visit the vibrant National Harbor and feel rejuvenated in retreats that span the most luxurious to charming and quaint. Experience Prince George’s, Kaletha Henry, ExperiencePrinceGeorges.com, [email protected] Talbot In Talbot County, spring brings flowering trees, newborn wildlife, and folks getting back outdoors. Experience this renewal yourself while paddling our St. Michaels and Tilghman Island water trails or cycling the Chesapeake Country All-American Road, all leading to picturesque towns and views. Afterward, enjoy chef-inspired dining with Eastern Shore views. Talbot County Office of Economic Development and Tourism, Krista Boothby, TourTalbot.org, [email protected] Wicomico Enjoy the spring weather in one of more than 40 parks in Wicomico County. Bring a picnic or take a hike. Wicomico County’s flat, scenic terrain is perfect for walking and cycling. Visitors can bring a kayak or canoe and get out on the water from one of numerous launches. Wicomico County Tourism, Vanessa Junkin, WicomicoTourism.org, [email protected] PENNSYLVANIA Bradford Shake off cabin fever by heading out to discover Bradford County’s rich history. The Bradford County Museum in Towanda, housed in the former county jail, is where visitors will discover an eclectic setting filled with fantastic exhibits and stories. Other sites like the French Azilum also highlight details of the region’s heritage. Bradford County Tourism Promotion Agency, Morgan Christopher, VisitBradfordCounty.com, [email protected] Columbia-Montour Find yourself with cabin fever? March brings an outdoor activity to the Danville area that will surely get you moving! On Saturday, March 5, test your hardiness by competing in the Humdinger Trail Races, which will take participants through a challenging gauntlet of snowy, muddy Central Pennsylvania fields and forests. Columbia-Montour Visitors Bureau, Linda Sones, ITourColumbiaMontour.com, [email protected] Endless Mountains of Northeastern Pennsylvania Trails across the Endless Mountains offer recreational resources throughout the year to connect with nature! The D & H Rail-Trail as well as trail systems at Ricketts Glen State Park, Worlds End, Loyalsock Forest and Salt Springs State Park offer a wide variety of options for outdoor enthusiasts of every skill level! Endless Mountains Visitors Bureau, Morgan Christopher, EndlessMountains.org, [email protected] Juniata River Valley Dreaming of your next fishing adventure while relaxing at a charming cottage? Guests of The Cottage on Honey Creek can relax on the back deck watching nature come back to life in the spring or go fly fishing in the backyard’s premier, Class A wild brown trout fishery. Juniata River Valley Visitors Bureau, Buffie Boyer, JRVVisitors.com, [email protected] Lancaster Spring in Lancaster County is wonderful to enjoy on two wheels, so get out with Lititz Bikeworks! They’ve got a variety of great rentals and turn-by-turn info for many scenic routes in the area, including the 7+ mile Warwick-Ephrata Rail Trail. Discover Lancaster, Joel Cliff, DiscoverLancaster.com, [email protected] Laurel Highlands Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands is an outdoor lover’s dream come true. Lace up your hiking boots and explore beautiful and diverse trails, marvel at expansive overlooks, rushing waterfalls, towering trees, unfurling ferns, and the delicate wildflowers. Breathe in the fresh air and keep an eye out for native wildlife! GO Laurel Highlands, Anna Weltz, GoLaurelHighlands.com, [email protected] Lawrence North Country National Scenic Trail (NCT) has 29 miles of off-road hiking and 11 miles of temporary connector road walk. NCT runs through various boroughs and townships and into McConnells Mill State Park. Start in Wampum, a designated PA first trail town! Visit Lawrence County, Janet Falotico, VisitLawrenceCounty.com, [email protected] Lehigh Valley Lehigh Valley’s Trexler Preserve has 18 miles of recreational activities including hiking and biking and is home to endangered bison and elk. After your adventurous expedition, escape to family-owned Eight Oaks Farm Distillery, to see how your favorite spirits transform from grain to glass and pair with delectable bites. Discover Lehigh Valley, Alicia Quinn, DiscoverLehighValley.com, [email protected] Potter-Tioga Give yourself the gift of fresh air and beautiful scenery by visiting the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon! Overlooking Pine Creek and its popular recreational trail system, the expansive views offer visitors bird’s eye access from one of the state’s most iconic landmarks. Get outdoors and shake off the winter blues! Visit Potter-Tioga, Morgan Christopher, VisitPotterTioga.com, [email protected] VIRGINIA Giles Giles is Virginia’s Mountain Playground® where mountains and back roads lead to amazing, world-class friend and family adventures. We want you to experience our 37 miles of the New River Water Trail which is home to topnotch smallmouth bass fishing and paddling experiences for all skill levels. Giles County, VA Tourism, Cora Gnegy, VirginiasMtnPlayground.com, [email protected] Hampton Sleep among the trees at Sandy Bottom Nature Park. You can have a private getaway, or bring all of your closest friends. They have 9 campsites, 2 group sites, and 4 yurts (Cabins). The park also includes 12 miles of trails and a lake for you to rent a kayak, canoe, or paddle boat. Hampton Convention and Visitor Bureau, Yuri Milligan, VisitHampton.com, [email protected] Harrisonburg With the moto “minutes from town, miles from reality” By the Side of the Road Getaway Lodging offers the perfect retreat only a few minutes from Downtown Harrisonburg, Virginia’s First Culinary District, museums and shopping. Enjoy a cozy private cottage by a pond or stay in their 18th century farmhouse. Harrisonburg Tourism & Visitor Services, Jennifer Bell, VisitHarrisonburgVA.com, [email protected] Lexington & Rockbridge Shake off winter with a stay at Natural Bridge Historic Hotel & Conference Center in Natural Bridge, Virginia. Adjacent to Natural Bridge State Park and its namesake limestone arch, the pet-friendly hotel offers on-site dining and is an easy drive to Virginia Safari Park, Shenandoah Beerwerks Trail stops, and more. Lexington & Rockbridge Area Tourism, Patty Williams, LexingtonVirginia.com, [email protected] Loudoun Escape to Loudoun, with everything from cozy cabins and B&Bs to luxe resorts. Unplug at Algonkian Regional Park where rustic, winterized cabins are set in scenic woodlands on the banks of the Potomac River. Out west, find a cozy B&B in the heart of wine country, offering breathtaking views of mountains, horse farms and vineyards. Visit Loudoun, Jennifer Sigal, VisitLoudoun.org, [email protected] Norfolk Soak up the warmer days in Norfolk, VA and celebrate Women’s History Month with a relaxing stay at woman-owned Four Eleven York Inn. Spend a day exploring the surrounding Historic Freemason District and enjoy culinary delights in their beautiful courtyard restaurant before ending the evening in your suite’s soaking tub. Visit Norfolk, Nicole Nussbaum, VisitNorfolk.com, [email protected] Orange Tired of being inside? Beat the winter blues in Orange County, Virginia by hiking the trails at the Fort Germanna Visitor Center. The 170-acre Siegen Forest features scenic views of the Rapidan River, historical sites and vistas galore. Trails range from beginner to advanced. Visit Orange Virginia, Julie Perry, VisitOrangeVirginia.com, [email protected] Prince William Spend a weekend away this spring in a rustic cabin once used by The Office of Strategic Services during World War II. Located in Prince William Forest National Park, the cabins found here were built in the 1930’s to serve as part of a large spy training camp on property. Visit Prince William, Virginia, Nicole Warner, VisitPWC.com, [email protected] Richmond Enjoy a quaint stay on your next visit to the Richmond region at the Museum District Bed & Breakfast. Located a few steps away from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Virginia Museum of History & Culture and the Carytown district, this B&B includes tickets to special exhibits at the VMFA and complimentary wine and cheese every evening. Visit Richmond VA, Meghan Gearino, VisitRichmondVA.com, [email protected] Stafford Escape the everyday with a getaway in Stafford County, Virginia. Enjoy your rustic stay at Aquia Pines Camp Resort, then explore the great outdoors with Crow’s Nest Natural Preserve and Widewater State Park. Take a hike, go fishing, relax in a kayak, and experience Stafford’s wildlife and natural beauties. Tour Stafford Virginia, Courtney Swenson, TourStaffordVA.com, [email protected] Staunton Hailed as “America’s Favorite Mountain Towns” by Travel + Leisure, Staunton is a natural home base for your Shenandoah Valley adventures. From casual day-hikers to trail-savvy backcountry gurus, we have an adventure waiting. If nothing helps you unwind and reset like communing with nature, Staunton is the destination for you! Staunton, VA, Jessica Williams, VisitStaunton.com, [email protected] Virginia’s Blue Ridge Hop on Amtrak’s Northeast Regional route and head to Roanoke in Virginia’s Blue Ridge to cure your cabin fever the metro mountain way. Opening March 2022 directly across from the Amtrak platform, the Liberty Trust is an upscale boutique hotel that makes the perfect basecamp for your Downtown Roanoke explorations. Visit Virginia’s Blue Ridge, Kathryn Lucas, VisitVBR.com, [email protected] Take a look at even more images from across the Mid-Atlantic. Please be sure to provide photo credit to the appropriate DMO. About the Mid-Atlantic Tourism Public Relations Alliance The Mid-Atlantic Tourism Public Relations Alliance (MATPRA) is a cohesive unit of regional tourism partners encompassing Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, D.C. The group serves travel journalists by creating a regional resource that ignores geographical boundaries to better promote common threads, offering story ideas about the Mid-Atlantic region as a whole. For more information, visit MATPRA.org.