Trip Ideas

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.

October 1, 2018

Suggested Trip

Greenbelt National Park, a Suburban Haven with History

A trip to Greenbelt Park reminds visitors of the park’s long history, from its very first inhabitants to its creation during the Great Depression as the country’s first planned community.


October 23, 2018

From the Field

Life Abounds at First Landing State Park

First Landing State Park is one of the best places in Virginia to take in a wide range of coastal habitat, from dunes to maritime forest to marshes and swamps.

October 14, 2018

Chesapeake Insider

Connor Tupponce

Connor Tupponce, 19, is a citizen of the Upper Mattaponi Indian Tribe of King William, Virginia and is a member of the Chickahominy Indian Tribe of Charles City. Connor also serves as a Tribal Youth Representative, traveling to Washington, D.C. to educate youth about the policy side of being native.

October 6, 2018

Suggested Trip

Fort Monroe to Jamestown by Boat: A Half-Day Voyage through History

The 40 miles from Fort Monroe to Jamestown Island is an ideal day trip for adventurers who enjoy the “wind in their face” and the chance to experience wildlife, breathtaking scenery, and over 400 years of history.

October 2, 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

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