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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.

November 23, 2020

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Celebrating the Appalachian Trail’s Halfway Point

Pine Grove Furnace State Park is the halfway point of the Appalachian Trail and home to the Appalachian Trail Museum. The park has great hiking, remains of an historic charcoal-fired iron furnace to explore, two lakes for swimming, and great trout fishing.

November 23, 2020

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Blue Knob State Park and Its Elusive Wild Turkeys

Traveling through this park whether by foot, horse, mountain bike, or skis, you feel a sense of gratitude to those who preserved the beauty of this natural environment. Expect to be amazed, delighted, and awestruck!

November 17, 2020

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Experiencing Trap Pond State Park

I recently explored Trap Pond State Park, a true oasis of nature near Laurel, Delaware. Trap Pond is a 4,000-acre recreational area best

November 12, 2020

Suggested Trip

A Stunning Mountain Oasis

Within this gorgeous park’s 6,000 acres, visitors can enjoy hiking and horseback riding, fishing and boating at two lakes (one featuring an expansive white sand beach), mountain biking, a stunning mountaintop overlook, game courts, geocaching, a nature center, rental cabins, a lodge, and one of the top 130 best-designed golf courses in the country.

November 9, 2020

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Top Destinations for Equestrian Recreation

There are some amazing places to go horseback riding and equestrian camping right here in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

November 1, 2020


Waterfowl Hunting On the Chesapeake Bay

The journey out is one of my favorite parts of a hunting or fishing expedition. The crispness of the air and the speed of the boat over water are delightful, but mostly it's the anticipation of the unknown. What will the day bring? Will the birds fly? Will the fish hit?

October 26, 2020

Chesapeake Insider

Tig Tillinghast

Read about how Tig Tilinghast, a frequent visitor to the Fones Cliffs area on the Rappahannock River, was able to capture an amazing and beautiful photograph of a bobcat.

October 22, 2020


Ten Tips for Camping With Young Children

While camping with young children can be tough at the beginning, it gets easier and more fun with every trip. Read about ten tips to help get you started on the right foot.

October 19, 2020

Suggested Trip

Paddling Back in Time on the Bohemia River

Once in the water, the paddle took on a leisurely pace, gliding smoothly along the shoreline and marshland. Our guide animatedly discussed the fascinating history and ecology of the area.

October 15, 2020

Suggested Trip

Creatures of the Bog

Black Moshannon State Park rests high in the mountains of the Allegheny Forest, and is a site of picturesque and fascinating bogs, swamps, and marshes.

October 8, 2020

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Hidden Beauty at Soldiers Delight

Within a couple hours, I went from rocky barrens lined by grassy fields to stunted forests, and then lush greenery bordering clear streams. Each zone presented a new opportunity to look for plants, fungi, and lichen.

October 5, 2020

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