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Zipping Along

New zip-line park offers treetop adventure in Washington's backyard

Have you ever wanted to leave behind the concrete trappings of the city and leap off a tree like Tarzan? Thanks to Go Ape!, you no longer have to trek down to the Amazon for a chance to swing through the trees. A popular zip-line park based out of the UK, Go Ape! opened its first American branch in early May in Rockville. Less than 30 miles north of Washington, at Rock Creek Regional Park -- also home to Lake ... [Read]

Get Out!

The great outdoors is as close as your D.C. doorstep

The D.C. metro area is home to some of the most beautiful mountains and rivers on the East Coast. Virginia's Shenandoah National Park has some of the most popular hikes in the region, and the Chesapeake Bay offers great sailing. But those sites are far away, sparsely peopled, and filled with scary critters -- characteristics that strike fear into the hearts of locals who won’t tread too far out of downtown Silver Spring or out of the shadow of the ... [Read]

Nearly Free Wheelin'

Going by bike offers pitfalls, but many perks

Ten years ago, bicycling commuters weren't the most common morning sight on 16th Street NW. Things change. ''Now you will see several riders going down the street in the morning,'' says Chuck Harney, owner of the Bike Rack near Logan Circle and a participant in the Gay Games on Team DC's cycling group, Velo. ''It would be great to get the point where the bikes commuting down the streets were the majority instead of the minority.'' With more than 700 ... [Read]

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