Distance from Baltimore: 70 miles, about a 90-minute drive Why it's worth the gas: Children will enjoy taking a ride on the only remaining ferry on the Potomac, and you may enjoy dodging Capital Beltway traffic as well on the crossing, which lasts only minutes. The ferry has the whiff of history about it: The boat is named the Gen. Jubal A. Early, for the Confederate general and commander of Elijah V. White, who bought the ferry after the Civil War. The surrounding area lends itself to hiking, bicycling and fishing. Don't miss: The White's Ferry Store serves burgers, snacks and beer, rents pavilions and canoes and organizes canoe float trips on the river. Information: White's Ferry, 24801 White's Ferry Road, Dickerson, Md., 20842; 301-349-5200 or facebook.com/pages/Whites-Ferry/79695133660.
George Ward, Special to The Baltimore Sun
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