Category Archives: State Parks

5k, Breweries, Overnights, Campfires, and Kayaking

After two Washington Post articles, one by Lori Aratani, the other by Maggie Fazeli Fard mentioning Capital Trail Mix’s April Fools Day post saying that the cherry blossoms would be sold to pay down the national debt, unlike the government, … Continue reading

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Washington’s Last Ever Cherry Blossoms This Year and Other Spring Doings

It’s Spring!  Cherry blossoms and hordes of tourists invade the DC area this week and next for what experts have said is the last time we’ll ever have cherry blossoms.  So get out and catch them before they’re gone.  Forever.  … Continue reading

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Bringing You DC Area Hikes, Running Races and Other Outdoor Happenings In the New Year

As the season for mass family obligations comes to a wrap, we have been named the latest site to the Washington Post’s Local Blog Directory.  Below find our final hike through Maryland on the AT as we complete the whopping … Continue reading

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Trail Mix Picks–The AT, Cows, Foxes, and Cliffs

Cows on the Appalachian Trail in Maryland, walk the Mason-Dixon line like a balance beam, thrill and chill on an outdoor adventure course, and learn about fox behavior in Pohick Bay Regional Park, you sly dog, you.

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Trail Mix Picks

Rallies, marches, fear, sanity, insanity, fall foliage, ghosts, Halloween and lots more.  The outdoor activities in this final weekend of October in the DC area in that nexus when we have professional football, basketball, and hockey still happening with the … Continue reading

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Six Mix Picks–Pumpkins, Hikes, Colbert on Parks, and Duels on Bikes

All this rain today should to result in a sunny weekend.  And for that sunny fall weekend, we’ve got lots of activities planned and suggested including hikes, pumpkin pickings, hay rides, corn mazes, soccer and more!  Also, Stephen Colbert, fake … Continue reading

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The 6 Mix Picks–A Weekly Feature

We’re going to start our first weekly feature tentatively called The 6 Mix Picks where we highlight 6 Capital Trail Mix Picks worth doing over the coming weekend and week in the DC area every Thursday.   We’ll pick ‘em and … Continue reading

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