Author Archives : Christina Chee

Outdoor Adventure at Seneca Creek


  This park offers the ultimate outdoor day of play and has plenty of shade and water to keep you cool. Pack up the car (picnic, roller skates, boards, fishing gear, small boats, volleyball, bikes, and whatever else you can fit), drive about an hour, then let the kids run their little hearts out. The playground alone is worth the…

Shenandoah Horseback Riding


Escape the heat, relax, and take in the fresh, calming air while you observe nature on horseback. One of the most enjoyable things to do in Shenandoah, horseback riding lets you observe the beauty of your surroundings with very little effort. You do not need to know how to ride a horse. The guide and associates will help you with…

Archwood Green Barns Farmers’ Market


Who doesn’t like to shop?  A farmers’ market is a great place to get out and about while supporting local community businesses. Archwood Green Barns is one of the few markets in the area with an indoor shopping area.  This market has everything from gluten-free baked goods, free-range meats, to soaps that make you smell nice. Come for lunch. They…

Pick Your Own Produce and Flowers


If you haven’t tasted a perfectly ripe peach right off the tree, you’re missing out! Living along the outer edges of population gives many of us the opportunity to drive out into the country and pick for ourselves. It’s a day spent outside, in the fresh air, teaching our children something new, and simply just selecting fresh food for our…

National Arboretum


< See these beautiful grounds on your terms, whether you enjoy hiking, biking, or driving. With nine miles of trails, if you can swing it, bring your bike. The Arboretum offers classes and activities for all levels of plant lovers, including Bonsai workshops, plant swaps, and full moon hikes.  When you’re ready for a break from the heat, go indoors…