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Featured Tips This Week

Looking for something fun to do while stuck inside? Learn some tips for virtual trips around the Chesapeake.

July 27, 2020

Chesapeake Insider

Ethan Brown

Ethan Brown is a citizen of the Pamunkey Indian Tribe. He has resided on the Pamunkey Indian Reservation, located along the border of King William, Virginia, for about thirteen years.

July 29, 2020

Family Fun

The Patuxent Challenge – Challenge Accepted!

The Challenge encourages people to get out and explore the areas around the Patuxent River, which was designated in 1968 as one of Maryland’s most scenic rivers.

July 13, 2020

How-To

How to Canoe With Young Kids

Paddling a canoe can be an amazing time for a family with young kids. Canoes are roomy, comfortable, and relatively stable – yet still quiet and agile enough to get close to nature. When done right, it’s a great family bonding experience.

July 1, 2020

How-To

Blackwater Snakehead Fishing

All debate aside, there are plenty of these hard-fighting and delicious fish swimming in Blackwater, and you can catch them and cook them with the help of these tips.

May 22, 2020

How-To

So You Want to Fish in the Chesapeake? Getting Started

The Bay and its tributaries offer a fantastic fishery, right in our backyards, and what can be better than fresh fish that’s been caught and cooked in the same day.

April 23, 2020

Family Fun

Neighborhood Zoofari

Looking for a safe way to entertain the kids, or even yourself, while practicing social distancing? Neighborhoods throughout the watershed are hosting “Zoofari” scavenger hunts.

March 22, 2020

Suggested Trip

One Hike, Two Amazing Views

One of the best view you'll find on the Appalachian Trail in Maryland is at Weverton Cliffs. From this overlook, one can see the Chesapeake and Ohio Towpath, the Potomac River, and beyond that, Virginia.

March 11, 2020

Suggested Trip

Remembering the Poor Man's Friend – A Winter Hike On Dans Mountain

The 180-degree view from Dans Mountain is unencumbered, and on a clear day, one can gaze across the North Branch of the Potomac River into West Virginia or southwest towards the 9,783-acre Dans Mountain Wildlife Management Area.

March 3, 2020

Top Places For

Top Ten Places for Spring Migration Birding in the District of Columbia

You may be surprised to learn that you do not need to leave the confines of Washington, DC to find world-class spring migration birding opportunities. There are a number of parks and habitats throughout the city that provide important habitat for breeding or foraging on the journey northwards.

March 1, 2020

Off The Beaten Path

Voices in the Susquehanna Rocks

While the original people that once cared for and relied upon this beautiful landscape might no longer be here to tell us their story, their ancient messages can still be understood through the timeless pictures they etched in stone.

February 24, 2020

From the Field

The Lion of Anacostia

A visit to Frederick Douglass National Historic Site highlighting the accomplished man born into slavery who later became a United States ambassador to Haiti and one of the most photographed men of the 19th century.

February 19, 2020

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