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

November 28, 2022

Dutch Gap: Paddling a Rewilded Landscape

A paddle along the lagoon at Dutch Gap is an encouraging reminder that, if you leave nature alone for long enough, life finds a way.

November 15, 2022

Suggested Trip

Harpers Ferry: Where History and Natural Beauty Converge

From the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers to the hilltop vistas and the richly historic town itself, Harpers Ferry is well worth visiting.

November 6, 2022

Suggested Trip

Exploring the Patuxent around Jug Bay

Paddle, watch birds, fish, hike, and most of all, be thankful to those who had the foresight to preserve and enhance this special place.

September 19, 2022

Suggested Trip

Kings Creek – A Water Trail Fit for Royalty

The solitude, natural beauty, and diverse ecology of Kings Creek make it a water trail fit for royalty.

September 10, 2022

Event Spotlight

Fleet Week Baltimore, Past and Present

The vessels and flyover aircraft change from year to year, but Fleet Week in Baltimore is always a thrilling spectacle.

August 17, 2022

Suggested Trip

The Best-Kept Secret in Baltimore County

With six miles of shoreline, North Point State Park provides access to the Bay and to Black Marsh Wildlands, and some unexpected close encounters.

August 6, 2022

Suggested Trip

A Camping/Paddling Adventure on Janes Island

Remote white sand beaches and dazzling sunsets make Janes Island a great addition to any Chesapeake Bay lover’s bucket list.

July 29, 2022

Suggested Trip

Nassawango Creek Preserve by Land and by Water

Nassawango Creek Preserve is a true hidden gem in the heart of rural Worcester County, offering an incredibly important wildlife corridor and ample opportunities for visitors to connect with nature.

July 22, 2022

Suggested Trip

Michaux State Forest: Exploring the “Cradle of Forestry”

Considered Pennsylvania’s “cradle of forestry,” Michaux is home to 36 miles of the Appalachian Trail and has 87,000 acres to explore.

July 16, 2022

Exploring the Rappahannock Around Fones Cliffs

The section of the Rappahannock River around Fones Cliffs is one of the true jewels of the Chesapeake, to be enjoyed in all seasons.

July 11, 2022

Suggested Trip

Following in the Footsteps of the Maryland Dove

Landing at Saint Clements Island and visiting the two modern Dove ships transported me back to a time when learning was exciting and fun.

June 28, 2022

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