VIRGINIA Floyd Country Store, Floyd County Tourism. FLOYD For an authentic Appalachian experience, join the dance floor at Floyd Country Store’s Friday Night Jamboree, a spirited weekly gathering of bluegrass musicians and dancers. CAPE CHARLES Splash around at the free public beach, kayak at Kiptopeke State Park or view migratory songbirds and raptors at the Eastern Shore National Wildlife Refuge. FREDERICKSBURG Visit President George Washington’s boyhood home — Ferry Farm — or the house where his mother, Mary, later resided for 17 years. Afterward, Carl’s Frozen Custard is a famed spot to get a frozen treat. Covered bridge in Thurmont, Maryland, iStockphoto. WINCHESTER Venture to apple country and pick from orchards, farms and markets. Winchester is the birthplace of American country singer Patsy Cline; tour a house where she once resided. CULPEPER Seek one-of-akind items at Slindys Indoor Flea Market, then head to the historic Graffiti House. Once used as a Civil War hospital, see where soldiers left last messages on the walls. MARYLAND CHESTERTOWN Take a twohour sailing excursion aboard the Sultana, a replica of a British Navy schooner. Later, savour a bowl of award-winning cream of crab soup at the Lemon Leaf Cafe. HAMPSTEAD When you’re done exploring antique shops and Civil War markers, spend an afternoon at Cascade Lake waterpark for waterslides, swimming areas and the Spray ‘N’ Playground. CRISFIELD Known as the Crab Capital of the World, Crisfield is an ideal place to eat blue crabs; try the low-key Linton’s Seafood. Beautiful sunsets at Wellington Beach are sure to impress. Patsy Cline House, Visit Winchester. THURMONT Not far from the red-brick buildings of Thurmont’s main town are two state parks: Cunningham Falls and Catoctin Mountain. A trio of covered bridges in the area makes for a fine driving tour. OAKLAND Stop by Englanders for a milkshake at the antique shop’s old-fashioned soda fountain. North of town, Swallow Falls State Park has gorgeous scenery — think 54- foot waterfalls and autumn foliage.
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