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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.

March 10, 2019

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Top Places for Finding Spring Wildflowers

We are blessed with a great number of easily accessible state, national, and regional parks, arboretums, and natural areas that showcase great wildflower habitats and make for rewarding wildflower hikes.

March 18, 2019

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See Virginia’s Natural Wonders in Just One Place

The Virginia Living Museum is part aquarium, part zoo, part gardens, part history museum, part planetarium – and entirely fascinating.

March 6, 2019

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The Annapolis Maritime Museum & The History of Oystering On The Chesapeake Bay

The museum takes visitors back through time when oysters were plentiful enough to create jobs and industry, but also reinforces a larger message of how devastating the depletion of the oyster population has been to the Chesapeake Bay.

February 27, 2019

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Top Ten Places for Spring Migration Birding in the District of Columbia

You may be surprised to learn that you do not need to leave the confines of Washington, DC to find world-class spring migration birding opportunities. There are a number of parks and habitats throughout the city that provide important habitat for breeding or foraging on the journey northwards.

February 21, 2019

Chesapeake Insider

James Piper Bond

James Piper Bond is president and CEO of Living Classrooms Foundation, a Baltimore- Washington, DC-based nonprofit that disrupts the cycle of poverty and makes our community safer, stronger, and healthier by meeting individuals where they are and giving them skills for life.

February 13, 2019

Harriet Tubman State Park Offers Black History Month Programs

February is Black History Month, and the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park and Visitor Center offers a lineup of free programs every Friday, Saturday and Sunday this month.

February 6, 2019

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A Day on Kent Island

Plentiful, preserved recreation space still exists on Kent Island, even after decades of expansion and change. Go to the island to bike, hike, wade, discover, dig in the sand, and appreciate the environment. One could easily while away a whole day.

February 1, 2019

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Baltimore Museum of Industry: A Trip Back into Baltimore’s Industrial History

This huge center – nearly 35,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space – is jam packed with colorful, informative displays and re-creations of everything from a classic diner to a Crown Petroleum service station.

January 24, 2019

Off The Beaten Path

A Cabin Waits for You Along the Appalachian Trail

From completely primitive one-room cabins that require a vigorous hike-in to the beautiful and commodious Highacre House in Harper’s Ferry, WV, Potomac Appalachian Trail club’s cabins are an extraordinary collection of dwellings that tell stories of the Chesapeake Bay’s headwater region in a completely unique and personal way.

January 17, 2019

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Top Ten Places for Winter Forest Birding in Maryland

While the colder temperatures can make it tempting to stay indoors, winter is a great time of year to find some new birding spots in and around the Chesapeake, where many species migrate through or overwinter in our region,

January 9, 2019

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Rolling Over the River at High Bridge Trail State Park

High Bridge Trail State Park in central Virginia offers a great opportunity for a stress-free ride away from traffic, with the added bonus of a history lesson and gorgeous views.

December 31, 2018

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