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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.

June 26, 2017

Off The Beaten Path

Franklin Point’s beauty plain as the eye can see

In Walter Neitzey’s four decades as a flight instructor and operator of Deep Creek Airport on the shore of the Chesapeake Bay 10 miles south of Annapolis, he probably never once looked down from his cockpit at the bucolic airfield below and thought it might some day be part of a nice state park. But now it is just that.

June 26, 2017

Top Places For

Picnicking By The Water

A picnic by the water is the perfect way to appreciate nature with friends and loved ones. At these places around the Chesapeake region, you can share a snack outdoors while enjoying a spectacular water view.

June 19, 2017

Top Places For

Mountain Biking in the Chesapeake region

For a true outdoor adventure, we can’t think of a better activity than mountain biking. Across the Chesapeake region, there are dozens of destinations where you can get dirty and have a blast on your bike.

June 12, 2017


Steamboats engineered change along the Chesapeake

If you follow the history of the Chesapeake Bay steamboat era, you’ll learn much about the Bay region as a whole. The rise and fall of these vessels between 1813 and 1962 is, in many ways, the story of lives and communities connected by water and enhanced by the power of steam.

June 5, 2017

Chesapeake Insider

Leo Vensel

Leo Vensel is a fly fishing guide in Southwest Pennsylvania, focusing mainly on wild trout on the Little Juniata River.

May 29, 2017


Get on board for stand-up paddling

Stand-up paddle boarding came to the Chesapeake Bay region about seven years ago and shows no signs of waning. The sport is growing in popularity: There are paddle board races, paddle board team-building activities, paddle board yoga, paddle board youth camps and even a cool nickname for the sport — SUP.

May 22, 2017


Dark skies shed light on Shenandoah stars

If you live in a light-flooded landscape, consider leaving the lights behind, perhaps on a one-with-nature trip to a national park, to find out what you are missing. Shenandoah National Park offers some of the region’s most unadulterated views of night skies and has several programs to help visitors appreciate them.

May 15, 2017

From the Field

Roving Ranger is Ready to Roll

Check out the “Roving Ranger”, our new mobile visitor center for the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail (Chesapeake Trail). he Roving Ranger gives families an opportunity to enjoy learning about American Indian communities and the history of the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers

May 9, 2017

From the Field

Fly Fishing Gunpowder Falls State Park

When you hear about fishing in the Chesapeake, the immediate first thought is rockfish—Maryland’s state fish—and other bay species like red drum, speckled trout, and white perch. However, the tailwaters of Gunpowder Falls State Park below Prettyboy Reservoir offer seven miles of wild trout fishing.

May 5, 2017

Chesapeake Insider

Robert Kelly

Robert Kelly is the Casemate Museum Historian. Robert and his wife reside on post within historic Fort Monroe in 1875 Officers’ Quarters. Robert serves as the vice president of the Historical & Archeological Society of Fort Monroe and is a life member of the American Friends of Lafayette.

May 1, 2017


Warm air masks coldwater dangers for paddlers

If you are determined to hit the water, don’t act on impulse. Plan ahead. Investigate a full range of safety gear and, most importantly, test it in the water, close to shore, with others present.

April 24, 2017

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