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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.

May 14, 2018

Off The Beaten Path

Seven National Park sites you’ve never heard of

Find your Chesapeake at these lesser-known parks and historic sites.

May 17, 2018

Chesapeake Insider

Alonso Abugattas

Alonso Abugattas is a well-known local naturalist, environmental educator and storyteller in the Washington, DC area. He is currently the Natural Resources Manager for Arlington County Parks, VA and is the long-time co-chair for the Chesapeake Region 2 (Mid-Atlantic region) of the National Association for Interpretation.

May 9, 2018

Suggested Trip

Catching a Glimpse of Southern Maryland Traditions at Solomons Maritime Festival

This year, the festival will take place on May 5—and it's totally free. Attendees can listen to live music, learn how to pick crabs and shuck oysters, build toy boats, watch Chesapeake Bay retrievers dive into the water—and, yes, take a free half-hour cruise on the Tennison.

April 29, 2018

Suggested Trip

Celebrate National Park Week

National Park Week, April 21 to 29, 2018, is America's largest celebration of national heritage. It's about making great connections, exploring amazing places, discovering open spaces, enjoying affordable vacations, and enhancing America’s best idea—the national parks!

April 19, 2018

Suggested Trip

C&O Canal quarters are locked in a time warp

Six of the Lockhouses on the C&O Canal have been refurbished and furnished to accommodate overnight guests.

April 12, 2018

Chesapeake Insider

Karis King

Karis King is the event and communications manager for the Oyster Recovery Partnership (ORP), an Annapolis-based nonprofit carrying out large-scale oyster restoration projects in Maryland. She enjoys spending time outdoors and sharing the important role oysters play in a healthy and prosperous Chesapeake Bay.

April 5, 2018

From the Field

The Lion of Anacostia

A visit to Frederick Douglass National Historic Site highlighting the accomplished man born into slavery who later became a United States ambassador to Haiti and one of the most photographed men of the 19th century.

March 6, 2018

Top Places For

Seeing a Waterfall

Imagine the sight of cool, clear water cascading down rocks and rivers in a beautiful waterfall. Calming, isn’t it? Well, you can find lots of waterfalls right here in the Chesapeake region -- some only minutes from home!

February 26, 2018

From the Field

Huntley Meadows--The Natural Island in Suburbia

Located only 30 minutes from Washington D.C, Huntley Meadows serves as a natural island vacation from the monotonous meadows of metropolis.

February 8, 2018


Mariners’ Museum offers a voyage of discovery for every visitor

At the Mariners' Museum, 90,000 square feet of exhibition galleries house six permanent exhibits, including the creations of pre-eminent model makers August and Winifred Crabtree; short-term exhibits; the International Boat collection; and the USS Monitor exhibit and more.

January 30, 2018

Top Places For

Watching Bald Eagles in the Wild

The bald eagle is the emblem of the United States. These majestic raptors represent strength and resilience, and here in the Chesapeake region there are dozens of places where you can see them in the wild.

January 17, 2018

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