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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.

December 18, 2018

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

Top Places For

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

Suggested Trip

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

Suggested Trip

A Visit to the National Aquarium: Reconnecting to the Water Around Us And Beyond

It may be called the National Aquarium, but the Baltimore landmark is chock full of Maryland connections.

December 26, 2018

Event Spotlight

First Day Hikes 2019

Start your new year off on the right foot, participate in the growing trend known as first day hikes!

December 17, 2018

Chesapeake Insider

Heather Lockwood

Heather North Lockwood is the Virginia Oyster Restoration Specialist for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.

December 13, 2018

Event Spotlight

Mount Vernon by Candlelight

What better way to begin the holiday season than to be transported back in time to the festive world of Mount Vernon.

December 7, 2018

From the Field

That's a Wrap: Chesapeake Roving Ranger Season Comes to a Close!

The Roving Ranger has reached the end of the 2018 season, but has already started planning for next year!

December 4, 2018

Suggested Trip

Immerse Yourself in the Fascinating Life of Harriet Tubman

This Center is marvelous in its ability to provide a thorough history of Tubman and the machinations necessary to make the Underground Railroad the success it became in freeing thousands of enslaved people.

November 28, 2018

Suggested Trip

Riding the Towpath: A Natural vs. Man-Made Continuum

Cycling the C&O Canal is a great way to reflect and commune with nature. Follow one man’s journey along the canal as he observes the forms of ‘natural’ and ‘man-made’ within the Park.

November 19, 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

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