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Featured Tips This Week

Looking for something fun to do while stuck inside? Learn some tips for virtual trips around the Chesapeake.

February 22, 2021

Chesapeake Insider

Deanna Mitchell

As the current superintendent of the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park, Deanna Mitchell is dedicated to ensuring that the rich history of the Eastern Shore is not forgotten, and that the African American heritage of the region is not only recorded, but also cherished.

February 26, 2021

Chesapeake Insider

Leonard Harmon

Leonard Harmon is a Native artist and citizen of the Lenape Tribe of New Jersey and the Nanticoke Tribe of Delaware.

February 22, 2021

Suggested Trip

Three Hibernal Hikes in Harford County

Some people see chilly winter days as a reason to stay inside, but given the right conditions, hibernal hikes at places like King and Queen Seat, Eden Mill Park, and Kilgore Falls can be extraordinary. A little snow and ice can change a wooded trail into a winter wonderland, while a waterfall can transform into a magnificent glacial sculpture.

February 13, 2021

Suggested Trip

Every Month is Black History Month at the Benjamin Banneker Park

This is a wonderful place to visit – especially if you enjoy history, appreciate inclusion, and enjoy outdoor programming.

February 5, 2021

Suggested Trip

Hiking through History in Patapsco Valley State Park

One of my favorite local destinations for outdoor recreation is the Daniels Area of Patapsco Valley State Park in Maryland. Rich in history, its network of hiking trails in both Howard and Baltimore counties are centered around the ~27-foot-high Daniels Dam.

January 25, 2021

Suggested Trip

A Winter's Day at Eastern Neck Island

With binoculars we could see flocks of snow geese and tundra swans in the distance, and Canada geese flying in formation overhead, along with a pair of young eagles cavorting about.

January 20, 2021

Chesapeake Insider

Bernie Fowler

Bernie Fowler invented and hosted the annual Patuxent River Wade-In, an informal index used to measure the health of the river by wading in with a pair of white sneakers and measuring how deep you could walk out before losing sight of your shoes.

December 30, 2020

Chesapeake Insider

Imani Black

Shellfish aquaculture biologist Imani Black is the founder and president of Minorities in Aquaculture, a nonprofit that seeks to create a more diverse aquaculture industry.

December 24, 2020

Seasonal Spotlight

First Day Hikes 2021

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

December 20, 2020

Suggested Trip

Western Maryland’s Haven for Outdoor Recreation

Potomac State Forest in Garrett County, Maryland seems to have something for almost every outdoor enthusiast, and makes a very worthwhile winter hiking destination.

December 8, 2020

Suggested Trip

Straddling the Eastern Continental Divide

It could be said that Savage River State Forest is so big that it couldn’t all fit in a single watershed…so it straddles two.

December 1, 2020

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