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Featured Events This Week

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

August 1, 2021

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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

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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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Fields of Sunshine at McKee-Beshers WMA

In mid-summer the main attraction at McKee-Beshers WMA is the jaw-dropping sight of sprawling fields of sunflowers that burst into bloom in late July through early August.

July 19, 2021

Suggested Trip

Camping on Hart-Miller Island

Hart-Miller Island is only accessible by boat, but once you get there all you have to do is turn on some music, grab some food, and you have a perfect summer day!

July 15, 2021

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Paddleboarding through Nature Around Washington, D.C.

For people that live in or near our nation’s capital, there are numerous tranquil locations close to home where one can unwind, relax, and savor the natural beauty of the world from atop a SUP.

July 9, 2021

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Top Places to Explore American Indian History

The Chesapeake Bay watershed is home to many excellent sites where you can learn about the history and culture of its American Indians.

June 18, 2021

Suggested Trip

Takin’ It Easy in Powhatan State Park

Whether for a lazy river float, a quiet walk, or a night counting shooting stars, Powhatan State Park’s tranquil setting offers a lot to all of us who love a low-key day out in nature.

May 23, 2021


Paddling with Your Dog

If you enjoy being out on the water and love spending time with your dog, the time and effort it takes to put the two together is well worth the effort.

May 12, 2021

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The Waterfalls of Ricketts Glen

Nature packs a punch at Ricketts Glen State Park, leaving lasting memories of breathtaking beauty around every turn.

April 30, 2021

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Hikes in the Susquehanna Watershed

There are literally hundreds, if not thousands, of trails to explore in the Susquehanna watershed. Here’s a sampling of hikes within Pennsylvania State parks that may be off your radar screen, but are more than worth a visit!

April 21, 2021

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Night Skies of the Chesapeake: A Photo Essay

The Chesapeake Bay watershed provides an abundance of great scenery and photo ops!

April 12, 2021

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