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.
Join a ranger for a birding excursion to view and learn about the various types of birds that populate Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens,Washington, DC
Commemorate the War of 1812 with the singing of sea chanteys, artillery demonstrations, infantry drill and more!Pasadena, MD
Join us every Wednesday through Sunday from June 26 – August 18, 2019 for living history at Fort McHenry!Baltimore, MD
Take a short journey on the most famous long-distance hiking trail in the world.Stanley, VA
Join the refuge manager on a short and easy hike to see where wildlife live.Laurel, MD
Free self-guided paddle from North Beach (in the Day Use Area). First come, first served.Flintstone, MD
Ride your fat-tire bike (or hybrid bike) and paddle kayaks to explore the Dutch Gap Conservation Area.Chester, VA
Enjoy a 10-mile bike ride that's perfect for beginners.Queen Anne, MD
Enjoy the sights of Lancaster County’s Northwest River Trail on a 2-hour bike tour in the company of a local guide from Susquehanna Heritage.Columbia, PA
Learn about different kinds of caches, the best ways to search for them and how to use handheld GPS receivers. Then go for a hike and find a geocache.Gladstone, VA
Lean about bats lives, then go on a night hike to see if we can view them in action.Annapolis, MD
Guests will learn about 17th century trades and watch demonstrations of blacksmithing, leather-working, wood-working, sewing, apothecary, and more.Chester, MD
Children and adults are invited to the release of ladybugs into the museum’s field of corn, squash and beans.Washington, DC
Watch the sun peek over the treetops of Widewater State Park as you float along the Aquia Creek.Stafford, VA
Join the National Park Service and partners to celebrate and learn about the rich natural history and biodiversity of the Blue Ridge Parkway.Bedford, VA
Dig into the mud of Otter Point Creek to harvest clams and then dig into the finer points of steaming and consuming clams!Abingdon, MD
Explore and enjoy being in nature through children’s crafts, family adventure scavenger hunts, live animals, fly tying and more.Laurel, MD
Discover how the atmosphere interacts with land and water.Edgewater, MD
On Saturday, August 24, make Tobyhanna your destination for the day!Scranton, PA
The encampment returns with a bang as War of 1812 troops ready the cannon and prepare for battle.Riverdale Park, MD