Short Hops: Nearby road trips and quick getaways

Sticky stuff

Pennsylvania. If you love real maple syrup, this two-day event lets you visit some of the state's authentic sugarhouses. Featured producers include family-run businesses offering samples and more. Maple Taste & Tour Weekend, locations in Warren, Erie, and Crawford Counties, March 19-20.

Oldies but goodies

Connecticut. Only pre-1840s American furniture, folk art, fine art, porcelain, silver, and decorative accessories at this show, which boasts educational talks and a tea room. Free admission on Sunday for adults 35 and under. Connecticut Spring Antiques Show, Hartford, March 19-20.

Escape to freedom

Delaware. Explore this town's role in the Underground Railroad through docent-led tours following the path of a fugitive slave who was given refuge there. There's also an exhibit of local Underground Railroad history. Harriet Tubman Day, Odessa, March 11. www.historicodessa.orgcq

Spring tradition

Maryland. This event at the Annapolis Maritime Museum celebrates the spring equinox and start of boating season. Enjoy a bonfire for sock burning, piles of roasted and raw oysters, shucking contest, live music, boat display, and more. Oyster Roast & Sock Burning, Annapolis, March 19.

Queue for quilts

Pennsylvania. Two shows for fans of quilting, same town, same days, different locations. Big show has workshops, contests, and vendors. Smaller show has vendors with supplies, wool quilt exhibit. AQS QuiltWeek, Lancaster, March 16-19. Lancaster Quilt Show, Lancaster, March 16-19.

Hermosas obras de arte

Delaware. The Delaware Art Museum's exhibit of Latino influence on American art features guided tours in Spanish on Sundays, 12:30 p.m. Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art, Wilmington, through May 29.

Hop down to O.C.

New Jersey. Grab your little bunnies and their baskets or buckets and head to the beach from 11th to 14th Sts. for an egg hunt like no other. Five age groups, 100,000 eggs - with prizes inside 5,000 of them. The Great Egg Hunt, Ocean City, N.J., 2:30 p.m. March 19. Rain date: March 20.

Living history

New York. Step back in time and experience what life was like among the British at Fort Ticonderoga shortly before the start of the American Revolution. Reenactors portray soldiers and families. 1775 British Garrison Weekend, Ticonderoga, March 19.

Pure gold

Maryland. Using gold to add luxury and dazzle to his works, Carlo Crivelli created innovative paintings in early Renaissance Italy that still impress viewers. This rare exhibition is at the Walters Art Museum. A Renaissance Original: Carlo Crivelli, Baltimore, through May 22.

Fine crafts

New Jersey. See pottery, furniture, jewelry, glass, and other creations from more than 200 artisans, with crafts demos, music, kids' activities, and specialty foods. Sugarloaf Crafts Festival, Somerset, March 11-13.