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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.

November 30, 2018

Chesapeake Insider

Heather Lockwood

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

December 13, 2018

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

From the Field

Life Abounds at First Landing State Park

First Landing State Park is one of the best places in Virginia to take in a wide range of coastal habitat, from dunes to maritime forest to marshes and swamps.

October 14, 2018

Chesapeake Insider

Connor Tupponce

Connor Tupponce, 19, is a citizen of the Upper Mattaponi Indian Tribe of King William, Virginia and is a member of the Chickahominy Indian Tribe of Charles City. Connor also serves as a Tribal Youth Representative, traveling to Washington, D.C. to educate youth about the policy side of being native.

October 6, 2018

Suggested Trip

Fort Monroe to Jamestown by Boat: A Half-Day Voyage through History

The 40 miles from Fort Monroe to Jamestown Island is an ideal day trip for adventurers who enjoy the “wind in their face” and the chance to experience wildlife, breathtaking scenery, and over 400 years of history.

October 2, 2018

Suggested Trip

Historic London Town & Gardens – A Wonderful Gem on the South River

Historic London Town & Gardens, steeped in history and surrounded by beautiful gardens, has something to attract every age group. It is truly a gem, tucked away on the banks of the South River.

September 16, 2018

Suggested Trip

Wye Island NRMA – A True Chesapeake Experience

Wye Island is a refuge for wildlife, including some that owe their comebacks to its protected shores. It is a time capsule for a simpler time and a microcosm for many special places around the great Chesapeake Bay.

September 6, 2018

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