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The COVID-19 outbreak is evolving across the Chesapeake watershed. Chesapeake Gateways sites and events are managed at the discretion of individual locations and event organizers. Please contact local sites and organizers in advance for any potential schedule changes or closures. The health and safety of residents, visitors, staff, volunteers, and partners is our top priority.

Family Fun

A day on the Chesapeake Bay means learning, laughter, and lots of fun for you and your family.

Families flock to the Chesapeake for adventure and exploration. From outdoor activities like swimming, picnicking, and geocaching to great indoor destinations like museums and aquariums, there’s a place you can visit today that your whole family will love.

The only challenge is choosing what to do first!

Spend a sunny day frolicking at the beach in Maryland or Virginia.

Prefer the mountains? Head north to Pennsylvania or west toward Appalachia, where you can hike, camp, and swim among the tall trees of the forest.

Have you ever tried geocaching? This treasure hunt-style game is perfect for families, and you can find it nearly anywhere. Fossil hunting is another adventure your family will love. Pack a picnic lunch, and you can spend the whole day exploring.

So get ready for some family fun! Check out the places and events below to find a great activity for you and your family to enjoy.

Activities

Select a fun and exciting activity or theme and explore places around the Chesapeake to go!
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