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From the Field

Featured Events This Week

Looking for something fun to do? Learn about a bunch of upcoming events we've hand selected from around the Chesapeake region.

September 10, 2018

Suggested Trip

Historic London Town & Gardens – A Wonderful Gem on the South River

Historic London Town & Gardens, steeped in history and surrounded by beautiful gardens, has something to attract every age group. It is truly a gem, tucked away on the banks of the South River.

September 16, 2018

Suggested Trip

Wye Island NRMA – A True Chesapeake Experience

Wye Island is a refuge for wildlife, including some that owe their comebacks to its protected shores. It is a time capsule for a simpler time and a microcosm for many special places around the great Chesapeake Bay.

September 6, 2018

Suggested Trip

Caledon State Park – A Haven for Eagles and Visitors Alike

Lying along the broad tidal stretch of the Potomac River about 50 miles downstream from Washington, DC, Caledon State Park’s 2,500 acres of riverside forest are a gathering place for bald eagles from up and down the East Coast.

August 29, 2018

Suggested Trip

Gadsby’s Tavern Museum – brimming with history

Everyone who was anyone in the ever-evolving political and commercial landscape of the time would have spent hour upon hour at Gadsby’s Tavern – eating, drinking and engaging in heavy debates over the issues of the day.

August 20, 2018

From the Field

Roving Ranger is back in action for 2018 & better than ever

Our mobile visitor center, the Chesapeake Roving Ranger, is back on the road representing the Chesapeake Conservancy & National Park Service and serving up a bit of the Bay!

August 8, 2018

Featured Tour

Carlyle House Historic Park: How a Mansion Made of Stone Withstood the Test of Time

Carlyle House was built in 1753, and became a center of social and political life in the community.

August 6, 2018

Suggested Trip

Pot Rocks – A Gunpowder Falls Favorite

The trail parallels the river with the rushing water in sight at every bend. Every few yards well-worn trails lead from the main trail to the riverbank, serving as pocket-sized picnic areas, fishing piers, inner-tube launch ramps, and perfect photo ops.

July 30, 2018

Featured Tour

A Tour of Manassas: An Unflinching Glimpse of Civil War History

The displays and tours offered by Manassas National Battlefield Park don’t just help visitors remember the past – they help bring it to life.

July 19, 2018

Suggested Trip

The Perfect Getaway: Lake Anna State Park

Located within the heart of Virginia’s wine country, Lake Anna offers an abundance of recreational opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts.

July 10, 2018

Featured Tour

The National Museum of the Marine Corps, a Must-do Experience

The National Museum of the Marine Corps stands as a monument to the core values of the Marine Corps: honor, courage, and commitment. Visiting is a powerful and fulfilling experience and is a must-do trip.

June 27, 2018

Suggested Trip

Not far from DC, Prince William Forest Park is a gateway to nature and history.

Just thirty miles south of Washington, DC, Prince William Forest Park is a serene getaway. Turning into its leafy entrance is like driving into another world.

June 19, 2018

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