Discover Harford County Tourism Council, 3 W. Bel Air Ave., Aberdeen, (800) 597-2649, www.harfordmd.com.
Havre de Grace Tourism Commission, 224 N. Washington St., Havre de Grace, (410) 939-3303.
Concord Point Lighthouse, Concord and Lafayette streets, Havre de Grace, (410) 939-9040. This lighthouse has helped prevent ships from crashing into Concord Point since 1827.
La Felicetta Vineyard and Fiore Winery, 3026 Whiteford Road, Pylesville, (410) 836-7605, (410) 879-4007, www.fiorewinery.com. This Old World Italian winery is Harford County's oldest, and it's open for tours.
Havre de Grace Decoy Museum, 215 Giles St., Havre de Grace, (410) 939-3739. A museum of decoys, that's what this is.
Ladew Topiary Gardens, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton, (410) 557-9570, www.ladewgardens.com. Like 22 acres of Chia Pets, only bigger: Ladew Gardens is well-known for its trees and shrubs trimmed into ornamental shapes.
Ripken Museum, 3 W. Bel Air Ave., Aberdeen, (410) 273-2525, www.ripkenmuseum.com. Don't expect to see anything here about the downside of Cal Ripken Jr.'s consecutive-games streak, and how it helped drag the Orioles into a spiral of decline. Do expect lots of info on all that was good about Ripken's future-Hall-of-Fame career, plus highlights of his father's and brother's baseball days too.
Darlington Blueberry Festival, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. July 21, Deer Creek Friends Meeting House, Darlington, (410) 734-0480. This annual Quaker blueberry fest includes a white-elephant auction and plant-and-flower sale.
Evening of Wine and Jazz, 7-11 p.m. June 15, Susquehanna Lockhouse Museum, Havre de Grace, (410) 939-5780. Eat (gourmet food), drink (wine), and listen (the Gentlemen of Jazz and Frank Sinatra tribute singer Mickey Light).
Havre de Grace Art Show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 17-18, Tydings Park, Havre de Grace, (410) 939-9342. More than 200 artists and craftspeople gather on the shores of the Susquehanna River for this annual event.
SPORTS & RECREATION
Aberdeen IronBirds, Ripken Stadium, Aberdeen, (410) 297-9292. Purchased by Cal Ripken Jr. and moved from the state of New York, this minor-league baseball team opens its inaugural season as a Baltimore Orioles affiliate June 18.
Gunpowder Falls State Park, 10815 Harford Road, Glen Arm, (410) 592-2897, www.dnr. state.md.us. Trails and historic sites abound along the Big and the Little branches of the Gunpowder Falls. Plus there's fishing and swimming, and a Bike Through History ride is conducted on Wednesday evenings.
Light Flight Hot-Air Balloons, Bel Air, (410) 836-1116. Take a peaceful, quiet trip in a hot-air balloon, or go for something more exciting: an open-cockpit biplane ride.
Rocks State Park, 3318 Rocks Chrome Hill Road, Jarrettsville, (410) 557-7994. Indian chieftains are said to have once perched atop this park's mammoth King and Queen Seats rock formations for tribal council. The area's scenic beauty continues to attract people today--for recreational purposes, including hiking, canoeing, and fishing.
Spenceola Antique Marketplace, 1445 Rock Spring Road, Bel Air, (410) 803-0011. Don't you have enough old stuff in your house? If the answer is no, visit Spenceola.
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