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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.

October 10, 2019

A Bicycle Tour in the Susquehanna National Heritage Area

It is easy to see how this Susquehanna region came to be a National Heritage Area. With its unique geology, Native American heritage, and history of lumbering, iron manufacturing, and railroads, it is the perfect candidate.

October 8, 2019

Top Places For

Six Great Places to Go Camping in Virginia This Fall

Autumn is the perfect time of year to go camping in Virginia. The hot humid summer air is gone, replaced by clear breezes and golden sunlight. The days are made for walking through the forest and paddling along creeks.

October 3, 2019

Suggested Trip

Parkers Creek – the Chesapeake Bay in Miniature

This wonderful “Chesapeake Bay in miniature,” is protected by the Parkers Creek Watershed Nature Preserve as one of the last remaining pristine watersheds on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay.

September 27, 2019

Suggested Trip

West Branch of the Susquehanna Float Adventure: Great Island at Lock Haven to Pine Access

The August evening float was relaxing and delightful. The water was clear with a few riffles. We saw numerous birds, floated under four bridges, and enjoyed the beautiful lighting of early evening on a clean, clear waterway.

September 20, 2019

Suggested Trip

A Bird Watcher’s Float of the Susquehanna’s Serene West Branch

We saw numerous birds including four bald eagles (majestic!), several hawks (accipiter, I believe), numerous waterfowl including mallard, black, teal, and wood ducks, along with great blue heron, green heron, killdeer, plovers, a couple of bitterns and several kingfishers.

September 17, 2019

Suggested Trip

Paddling Mattawoman Creek, “Where one goes pleasantly.”

…the Algonquin name for Mattawoman has been variously translated as “where one goes pleasantly” and “a place to go quietly.” I would like to think that the peace and tranquility associated with the original name is as valid now as it was back then.

September 6, 2019

How-To

So You Want to Fish in the Chesapeake? Getting Started

The Bay and its tributaries offer a fantastic fishery, right in our backyards, and what can be better than fresh fish that’s been caught and cooked in the same day.

August 30, 2019

Suggested Trip

The Schooner Sultana: A Marvelous Sail Back to Colonial America

Departing and returning from her home port of historic Chestertown, a trip on the 1768 schooner SULTANA is a great way to experience the Chester River onboard a traditional schooner. Passengers are encouraged to help raise the sails, steer using Sultana's seven-foot tiller, and explore the authentically reproduced crew’s quarters below-decks.

August 23, 2019

Suggested Trip

Birds, Marshes, and the Butterfly Effect: Paddling at Pohick Bay Regional Park

. . . I kept my eyes open to the egrets and their oval wingspans. Red-winged blackbirds surprised us by popping out of the marsh in a flash of red and black feathers, and butterflies flew around us, with yellow swallowtails on purple hibiscus flowers and monarchs on milkweeds.

August 15, 2019

Suggested Trip

Marshy Point Park: Baltimore County’s Hidden Gem

Take a short jaunt down busy Eastern Boulevard in Baltimore County and you’ll discover a hidden natural gem: the gorgeous woodlands and wetlands of Marshy Point Park & Nature Center.

August 8, 2019

Suggested Trip

Paddling in Paradise at Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary

It’s pretty amazing that just 20 miles away from Washington, D.C. lies Jug Bay, a natural, serene paradise and one of the largest freshwater tidal systems on the East Coast.

August 2, 2019

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