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August
25

Fishing at Baltimore Parks - BHHS Homesale Realty

Did you know that every August is National Fishing Month? Whether you're an experienced angler looking to haul in a record-breaking catch or simply someone who enjoys a relaxing day of fishing by the water, there are tons of great local parks around Baltimore where you can celebrate this year. Our real estate agents have all the details of five of the best parks for fishing in the Baltimore area.

  1. Canton Waterfront Park – 3001 Boston St., Baltimore, MD 21224
    Long a local favorite near Baltimore homes for sale thanks to its waterfront scenery and ample amenities, Canton Waterfront Park also happens to be a great place to go fishing. Drop a line from the fishing pier where no license is required to go fishing, and enjoy beautiful views while you reel in the catch of the day. This park is also home to one of the most widely used boat ramps in Baltimore, providing easy access to various coastal waterways. Stop by around sunset to capture some stunning photos in between casts.

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June
23

Great Outdoors Month - Baltimore, MD - BHHS Homes

June is Great Outdoors Month, and we can think of no better way to get out and enjoy the great outdoors than by exploring our local bike routes here in Baltimore County. We're fortunate to have hundreds of miles of paths and trails to choose from.

If you're looking for a place to ride your bike in the Baltimore area, it's safe to say that you have no shortage of options. Our real estate agents are eager to share their favorite bike trails near our Baltimore County homes for sale.

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June
16

Lancaster, PA Lakes for Fishing - BHHS Homesale Realty

Spending an afternoon fishing is one of our real estate agents' favorite ways to unwind. If you're a fishing enthusiast, too, you'll be happy to hear that there are plenty of great fishing spots near our Lancaster homes for sale. Visit one of these five locations this weekend for a little quiet time angling in the summer sun. 

  • Lake Grubb Nature Park - 671 Hempfield Hill Road, Columbia, PA 17512
    Lake Grubb Nature Park spans over 54 acres of land once used as an iron mine. This beautiful park near our Columbia homes for sale is one of the most comfortable areas for extended fishing sessions. On top of its eponymous Lake Grubb, it also contains grill stations and working bathrooms to help make your time at the park more pleasant.

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June
9

Capture Nature in Harrisburg, PA - BHHS Homesale Realty

June 15th is a special day for anyone who enjoys nature, photography and spending time outdoors. It's Nature Photography Day, a holiday dedicated to professionals and amateurs who appreciate the beauty of the natural world. If you're looking at Harrisburg homes for sale, there are some lovely places to stop and take nature photos nearby. Here are a few top suggestions.

  1. Wildwood Park and Olewine Nature Center: 100 Wildwood Way, Harrisburg, PA  17110
    Wildwood Park and Olewine Nature Center is a 229-acre preserve with plenty of great photo ops. You can walk along the 6-mile trail or the boardwalk, spotting various birds, frogs, and even turtles along the way. The preserve also has a shallow lake, where you'll often see water birds resting.

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June
2

Family Bike Ride - Dutch Country - BHHS Homesale Realty

There is no better way to enjoy spring than spending some quality time with the family outdoors, and Dutch Country is filled with great places to explore. A family bike ride is an excellent way to see the sights, with a wide variety of quiet country roads, beautiful parks, and scenic trails. Ready to ride? Our real estate agents have the details on five of the best places for a family bike ride in Dutch Country.

  1. Northwest Lancaster County River Trail – Northwestern Lancaster County, PA
    One of the longest trails near Lancaster homes for sale, the Northwest Lancaster County River Trail is about 14 miles long and connects with five different local municipalities. The trail was built along the historic Pennsylvania Mainline Canal route, with plenty of historic industrial sites to visit and interpret as a family along the way. There are some relatively flat sections of the trail that make it suitable for families with young children, and other parts of the trail are still under development to extend the length in future years.

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September
23

Kayaking Adventures - Dutch Country - BHHS Homesale Realty

September 26 is World Rivers Day, and it's a beautiful time of year for a kayaking trip in Pennsylvania. We decided to mark the occasion by singing the praises of some of our favorite local streams in Dutch Country. 

If you're ready for an adventure, there are some truly amazing rivers and creeks in our neck of the woods. These are our real estate agents' favorite places to paddle in Harrisburg and the surrounding areas. 

  • Susquehanna River - Harrisburg, PA 17101
    The city of Harrisburg overlooks the Susquehanna River, one of the most spectacularly beautiful waterways in Pennsylvania. This wide, meandering river flows between rocky shores and scenic forests for most of its course and is easily accessible at numerous points along the way. In Harrisburg, City Island is a great place to start. Located in the middle of the river not far from these Harrisburg homes for sale, the island is operated as a public park and is a prime launch site with amazing views of the city skyline. Just across the river, Susquehanna Outfitters offers guided trips and kayak rentals.

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July
15

Road Races - Baltimore, MD - BHHS Homesale Realty

As we sprint through summer in the Baltimore area, our real estate agents are always on the lookout for fun ways to get out and stay active in our beautiful city. If you like a good run as much as we do, you might want to lace up your sneakers and get set for these upcoming summer races in Baltimore!

  • Too Hot to Trot - 1-99 N. Patterson Park Ave., Baltimore, MD, 21231
    Held every summer by the Baltimore Road Runners Club (BRRC), Too Hot to Trot is a 4-mile road race through some of the city's most lovely residential streets. This year's race is on August 1, and true to its name, it's likely to be a hot one! Registration is available online, and prizes are awarded to the top finishers who are BRRC members (membership also gets you a reduced entry fee for numerous local races, so it's worth considering if you plan on doing a lot of running in Baltimore). The race spans a picturesque course across Baltimore's Patterson Park neighborhood, close to many beautiful Baltimore homes for sale.

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April
15

Arboretums Around Harrisburg, PA - BHHS Homesale Realty

As the weather starts to warm up, we're all excited to get outdoors and enjoy the beauty of springtime. If you happen to be in the area exploring some of the great Harrisburg homes for sale, we recommend taking a break to visit a few of the nearby arboretums and gardens. You might be surprised to learn just how many options you have to choose from. Here are a few of our favorites.

  1. Harrisburg Sunken Garden: 1210 N. Front St., Harrisburg, PA 17102
    While it's a small park, the Harrisburg Sunken Garden is worth a visit. It features a formal garden and a gazebo, both of which are excellent spots for photoshoots. This free garden is conveniently located near Riverfront Park, so it's easy to visit any time you're in the area.

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April
8

Golf Shops Around Baltimore - BHHS Homesale Realty

Golfers in Maryland have a lot of reasons to be excited. Spring is in the air, and the greens are getting greener on all our beautiful Baltimore area golf courses. Not only that, but April 10th is National Golfers Day

Our real estate agents are excited to share some of their favorite local golf shops in and around Baltimore. There's a good chance you'll see us there on our way to the links this April. 

  1. Forest Park Golf Course Pro Shop- 2900 Hillsdale Rd., Baltimore, MD 21207
    One of the "Classic 5" of Baltimore public golf courses, the Forest Park Golf Course is a favorite spot for locals to play a round of golf. Home to 9- and 18-hole courses, Forest Park also offers a fully appointed pro shop, complete with clubs, apparel, and all the gear you could ever need. They're located a stone's throw from these Baltimore homes for sale.

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March
18

Baltimore Parks in the Spring - BHHS Homesale Realty

As spring arrives in Maryland, between the last patches of snow, blades of grass, and early flowers reach for the warmth of the sun. As our real estate agents show you the finest Baltimore homes for sale, look for the many lovely parks nearby that will add to your enjoyment of the neighborhood. Here are just a few examples.

  1. Patterson Park - 2601 E. Baltimore St., Baltimore, MD 21224
    The oldest park in Baltimore, Patterson Park was where American soldiers stood in defense of the British in the War of 1812. Just 15 years later, 6 acres of the land was donated by William Patterson in order to form a public walk. Over the next several years, more space was acquired and the park became a celebration of 19th-century design, with architecture in a number of different styles. The centerpiece structure is a Victorian pagoda used for summer concerts. Today, it remains one of the most widely used parks in the city, with more than 4,000 acres of exquisite green space.

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January
21

Bird Watching Around Baltimore, MD - BHHS Homesale Realty

The Baltimore area is notable for its generously wooded areas and its miles of shoreline, both of which are excellent habitats for our avian friends. If you've been actively walking the woods and shores more than usual, and you've begun to wonder about the local birds you've spotted, the good news is it's easier than ever to become a bona fide birdwatcher and identify what you're seeing and hearing.

The investment can be as budget-busting or as modest as you choose: From an inexpensive set of binoculars to a state-of-the-art spotting scope, camera, and tripod, but you will need enhanced vision to track birds. Another helpful and usually free aid is an app such as BirdNET of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, which records the sound of a particular bird and then analyzes it for identification. 

If you're looking for a home or listing yours among Baltimore homes for sale, there are some prime bird-watching spots near your neighborhood of choice. Here are five great places.

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January
14

Dutch Country: 5 Places for Winter Hiking - BHHS Homesale Realty

There's something special about Pennsylvania Dutch Country in wintertime. Our real estate agents love getting out to explore the snowy landscape this time of year, and we're excited to share some of our favorite winter hiking destinations near Harrisburg homes for sale!

  1. Lancaster County Central Park - 1050 Rockford Rd., Lancaster, PA 17602
    The largest park in Lancaster County, Lancaster County Central Park encompasses 544 acres of picturesque fields and forests. It's a lovely place for a family hike in any season, with over 12 miles of trails open year-round from dawn until dusk. In winter, the Conestoga Trail is a good place to start. Lancaster County Central Park is home to 3.3 miles of this long-distance hiking route, which traverses mostly flat, easy terrain as it crosses Lancaster County, often mere minutes from these Lancaster homes for sale.

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September
24

Fall Leaf Tour - Baltimore - BHHS Homesale Realty

There have been days when it's felt like the year 2020 would never end. But the first hints of gold in the leaves suggest otherwise, and as we turn toward autumn, our real estate agents are excited about the prospect of change. 

We're also glad to live in a place like Baltimore, where there are so many spectacular places to view the changing leaves. Be sure to include these spots on your fall foliage tour of Baltimore this season!

  • Federal Hill Park - 300 Warren Ave, Baltimore, MD 21230
    Ask any Baltimore local where they like to go for a walk or run in autumn, and it's a safe bet that Federal Hill Park will be on their list. With an iconic view of the Baltimore city skyline, Federal Hill Park's location on the south shore of the Inner Harbor makes it a scenic spot year-round. But the changing leaves really bring the scenery to life in fall. The park spans over 10 acres, with many miles of nature paths and trails. And with many Baltimore homes for sale nearby, Federal Hill Park is a place you'll want to return to again and again.

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August
13

Geocaching Trails - Dutch Country, PA - BHHS Homesale Realty

Lace up your walking shoes and grab your friends – it's time to go on a treasure hunt in Dutch County! Our real estate agents invite you to join thousands of people across the world in a modern-day global scavenger hunt known as geocaching. International Geocaching Day is on Saturday, August 15th, and now is the perfect time to discover this exciting game that's fun for all ages.

Geocaching Explained

Geocaching is unlike any scavenger hunt you've ever played before. Instead of using a typical treasure map, this game is played digitally. Although anyone can geocache, becoming an official geocacher allows you to see where geocaches are approximately located around the world. Signing up is free, and once you've become a member, you'll be able to hunt for geocaches around Dutch Country.

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August
6

Golf Courses - Baltimore - BHHS Homesale Realty

Did you know that August is National Golf Month? If your clubs have been languishing in the closet during quarantine, you might want to mark your calendar. A round of golf at one of our real estate agents' favorite Baltimore golf courses is the perfect way to get a breath of fresh air while you maintain social distancing! 

  • Mount Pleasant Golf Course - 6001 Hillen Rd., Baltimore, MD 21239
    Tournament-tested many times over the years, Mount Pleasant Golf Course is one of the most iconic courses in Baltimore. Arnold Palmer secured his second US victory on the professional golf tour here in 1956, and Mount Pleasant still boasts a beautiful and challenging course, just minutes from these Baltimore homes for sale.

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July
30

Kayaking and Canoeing - Harrisburg, Pa - BHHS Homesale Realty

With the Susquehanna River in our back yard and the ridges and valleys of the Appalachian Mountains on all sides, Harrisburg is perfectly placed for outdoor adventure. Our real estate agents are excited to get outside and explore this summer, and we're here to share some of our favorite Kayaking spots in the area!

  • Susquehanna River - Harrisburg, PA 17101
    It's hard to imagine a more inviting kayaking destination than the Susquehanna River. Generally calm and meandering during the summer months, the river offers spectacular scenery and abundant wildlife. The longest river in the Eastern United States at 444 miles, the Susquehanna is easily accessible from dozens of parks and boat launches in and around Harrisburg. City Island, which sits mid-stream just minutes from Downtown Harrisburg and these Harrisburg homes for sale, is a favorite launch site among local kayakers. Keep an eye out for rocks and complex currents in certain areas, and consider paddling with an experienced guide if you're new to the river.

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July
23

Dog Parks - Baltimore, MD - BHHS Homesale Realty

Are you tired of being cooped up in the house? Imagine how your dog feels! Our pets require ample space to stretch their legs and explore the scents and sensations of the world. Even if you have a large back yard, it's healthy for dogs to socialize with other pups and engage in playful fun. As local parks begin to open up for the summer, our real estate agents encourage you to grab your four-legged friend and let them run around at one of these dog parks around Baltimore.

  • Latrobe Park – 1627 E. Fort Ave., Baltimore, MD 21230
    Latrobe Park century-old family-friendly park that contains sports fields, a recreation center, a fenced-in playground, and a dedicated dog park that allows small and large dogs do socialize together in a single space. This park is sponsored by the active-wear company Under Armour, which ensures that it's well-kept and suitable for peoples and animals of all interests and abilities.

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May
28

Bike Trails - Harrisburg, PA - BHHS Homesale Realty

If you're itching to get outside and enjoy some fresh air, you're not alone. Luckily, we have an abundance of trails and greenways here in the Harrisburg area, and our real estate agents are happy to share some of our favorite places to get out and enjoy the great outdoors!

  • Riverfront Park - 200 S. Front St., Harrisburg, PA 17104
    Stretching along the Susquehanna River in Downtown Harrisburg, Riverfront Park is a popular destination for cyclists, joggers, and anyone looking for some fresh air and a scenic view. In addition to a 3.9-mile bike path, the park features picnic areas, outdoor sculpture gardens, and a pedestrian bridge that leads to City Island in the middle of the Susquehanna River. The bike path in Riverfront Park also connects to the much longer Capital Area Greenbelt system and is just minutes from these Harrisburg homes for sale.

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November
7

Baltimore Fall Races - BHHS Homesale Realty

With a fresh chill in the air, a lot of folks in the Baltimore area are dusting off their winter coats. But for many of us, fall in Maryland means a welcome return of perfect running weather. That's why our real estate agents are excited to highlight these upcoming Baltimore 5K runs. 

  1. 9th Annual Red Hot Run 5K and Family Fun Walk - 5204 Roland Ave., Baltimore, MD 21210
    Coming right up on Sunday, November 10, the 9th Annual Red Hot Run 5K and Family Walk is a great opportunity to run or walk for a good cause. Proceeds from the race benefit the Roland Park Country School, and the race will also be held at the school, which is located just minutes from these Baltimore homes for sale. Be sure to also stick around for the post-race celebration, which includes awards, massages, snacks, games, a photo booth, and other activities.

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August
29

Baltimore, MD Pickleball Courts - BHHS Homesale Realty

Pickleball is gaining popularity all over the country, and our real estate agents have been receiving a lot of questions about where to play this fun sport in Baltimore County. As it turns out, there are a lot of great pickleball courts in the Baltimore area, many of them a mere stone's throw from beautiful Baltimore homes for sale.

What Is Pickleball?

Chances are you've heard of pickleball before. You may even remember playing it back in gym class. But the sport has been blowing up in popularity during the last few years, and this fun mashup of ping pong and tennis is quickly becoming a new craze. Pickleball leagues are springing up all over the country, and Baltimore is no exception.

If you happen to be new to the sport, it's easy to play, with simple rules and a lot of familiar elements. You can think of it as over-sized ping pong, with a tennis-sized net, played on a badminton-sized court. The racquets are similar to oversized ping pong paddles, and the ball is like a giant ping pong ball (or maybe more like a Wiffle ball). 

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August
15

Rocking Climbing in Lancaster, PA - BHHS Homesale Realty

Rock climbing enthusiasts in the Lancaster, PA area have a lot of opportunities to explore the great outdoors—and also the great indoors. Thanks to these great indoor and outdoor rock climbing destinations, there's always a great place to get a workout and experience an adrenaline rush nearby. Check out these fun rock climbing spots near Lancaster homes for sale!

North Fork Adventures

Based in Lancaster County, North Fork Adventures is South-Central Pennsylvania's premier rock climbing guide service. North Fork Adventures employs some of the most experienced and highly trained rock climbing guides around and offers guided climbing adventure all over the state. 

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