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Trips and Tips

Featured Events This Week

Looking for something fun to do? Learn some tips for in-person and virtual trips and events around the Chesapeake.

October 3, 2021

Suggested Trip

R&R at Oregon Ridge Park

My latest adventure took me to Oregon Ridge Park and Nature Center in Cockeysville, Maryland. The park encompasses 1,043 acres of open space and many family-fun features.

October 8, 2021

Suggested Trip

Paddling the Mattaponi River

There are few places in our region where you can paddle for miles along a blackwater river without seeing development of any kind. While word about this amazing river hasn’t spread too far, paddlers who make the trip will not be disappointed.

September 30, 2021

Suggested Trip

Foraging and Fossiling in Nanjemoy Wildlife Management Area

Shark teeth weren’t the only fossils I gathered. I picked up a few pieces of ray dental plates, and some turritella gastropod molds. At Mallows Creek I saw wild rice, American persimmon, paw paw fruit, and arrow arum.

September 22, 2021

Suggested Trip

Exploring the Nanticoke from Vienna to Seaford

Read about the Nanticoke River and hear her stories. Then watch closely and listen when you visit in your boat of choice.

September 13, 2021

Suggested Trip

A Day at Picturesque, Historic Betterton Beach

Hidden less than an hour from the Bay Bridge on the Eastern Shore, lies the “Jewel of the Chesapeake,” the charming tiny historic town of Betterton Beach, featuring an expansive Bayside beach kissed by jellyfish-free waves and offering plenty of opportunities for swimming, sun-bathing, fishing and relaxation in a quiet, picturesque setting.

September 5, 2021

How-To

Hiking with Young Kids

Think about it as a chance to connect with nature and each other, build self esteem, and get exercise and fresh air together. Hiking with kids five and under can be a wonderful family bonding experience.

August 29, 2021

Top Places For

Paddleboarding Through Nature in the Baltimore Area

For many, Baltimore is a fantastic city to live and work. But when it comes to “getting away from it all,” there is no better place to unwind than the great outdoors, and if you have a small watercraft, you’ll discover a plethora of opportunities to find peace and tranquility without having to drive far from the city.

August 18, 2021

Suggested Trip

Almost Heaven: Lost River, West Virginia

From the trail that follows meandering Howard’s Lick amidst towering hemlocks, to the scenic panorama of five counties viewable from Cranny Crow Overlook at 3,200 feet, Lost River State Park is well worth the trip.

August 12, 2021

Suggested Trip

A Four-Season Eden in the Middle of DC

While summer is always the busiest time at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens – when countless varieties of lotus and water lilies begin their much-awaited display in the ponds – fall, winter and spring are also beautiful times to visit.

August 9, 2021

Top Places For

A Fantastic “Big Day” of Birding in Baltimore

After 17 hours of birding, and about 10 miles and 26,000 steps walked, our team finished with a new Baltimore record of 133 species recorded in a single day.

August 1, 2021

Suggested Trip

Exploring Kiptopeke’s Concrete Fleet

Kiptopeke State Park is one of the most unique places I have paddled in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean sometimes makes it feel more ocean-like than bay-like, and its clear view to the west makes for spectacular sunsets.

July 22, 2021

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