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Looking for something fun to do? Learn some tips for in-person and virtual trips and events around the Chesapeake.

August 7, 2022

Suggested Trip

The Best-Kept Secret in Baltimore County

With six miles of shoreline, North Point State Park provides access to the Bay and to Black Marsh Wildlands, and some unexpected close encounters.

August 6, 2022

Suggested Trip

A Camping/Paddling Adventure on Janes Island

Remote white sand beaches and dazzling sunsets make Janes Island a great addition to any Chesapeake Bay lover’s bucket list.

July 29, 2022

Suggested Trip

Nassawango Creek Preserve by Land and by Water

Nassawango Creek Preserve is a true hidden gem in the heart of rural Worcester County, offering an incredibly important wildlife corridor and ample opportunities for visitors to connect with nature.

July 22, 2022

Suggested Trip

Michaux State Forest: Exploring the “Cradle of Forestry”

Considered Pennsylvania’s “cradle of forestry,” Michaux is home to 36 miles of the Appalachian Trail and has 87,000 acres to explore.

July 16, 2022

Exploring the Rappahannock Around Fones Cliffs

The section of the Rappahannock River around Fones Cliffs is one of the true jewels of the Chesapeake, to be enjoyed in all seasons.

July 11, 2022

Suggested Trip

Following in the Footsteps of the Maryland Dove

Landing at Saint Clements Island and visiting the two modern Dove ships transported me back to a time when learning was exciting and fun.

June 28, 2022

Suggested Trip

Paddling in Otter Point Creek Natural Area

There is no shortage of fish or other wildlife on Otter Point Creek. I saw a muskrat swimming, several bald eagles, egrets, and great blue herons.

June 17, 2022

Top Paddling Trips on the Lower Shore

The bald cypress swamps, endless marsh creeks, world-class birding opportunities, and white, sandy beaches of Maryland’s Lower Shore and the Eastern Shore of Virginia provide a paddling paradise on the Chesapeake like none other.

June 9, 2022

Suggested Trip

A Beautiful Eastern Shore Paddle and Visit to a Town with a Secret History

A day of exploration and adventure in the area around Sharptown, in Wicomico County, Maryland includes paddling, bicycling, getting out in nature and seeing local history.

June 4, 2022

Family Fun

B.E.A.C.H.: Best Escape Anyone Can Have

Over five days, I made it to 32 Chesapeake watershed beaches and enjoyed one of the most epic adventures of my life. A year later, I challenged myself to do it again. This time I made it to 37 different beaches in five days.

May 31, 2022

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Machicomoco: Telling the Story of the American Indians of Virginia

Machicomoco is a new Virginia state park in Gloucester County that tells the region’s story from the perspective of its American Indians.

May 7, 2022

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