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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.

May 19, 2019

In-Depth

Kayak Fishing on the Chesapeake Bay

Lightweight, manually powered, highly customizable, and much more versatile when fishing some of the shallower areas of the region, a kayak grants an angler unique access to the water and fish.

May 22, 2019

Suggested Trip

Anita C. Leight Estuary Center: A Great Place for a Family Outing

Anita C. Leight Estuary Center has a bit of everything one would expect from a recreational park: a visitor center, landscaped paths, and trailhead markers, with a wide variety of activities, such as guided canoe trips, story times, citizen scientist opportunities, and birding excursions.

May 14, 2019

Rocky Gap State Park: A Peaceful Escape from City Life

Sprawled over 3,000 acres, Rocky Gap is a natural playground for hikers, bikers, swimmers, boaters, campers and others.

May 2, 2019

Historic Architecture in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed: Marvelous Examples of Bygone Eras

In the greater Chesapeake Bay area, we are fortunate to have excellent examples of 17th and 18th century architecture to enjoy within an easy daytrip’s distance. We feature nine examples most representative of the times and styles of our region.

April 23, 2019

Suggested Trip

National Cherry Blossom Festival: The Nation's Capital in All Its Blooming Glory!

Through the years, the National Cherry Blossom Festival has taken on more and more significance – growing from its initial three-day celebration – to its current two weeks, packed with ceremonial and entertainment events.

April 11, 2019

Suggested Trip

6 Things To Love About Spring on the C&O Canal

In honor of spring (slowly) coming to the area, C&O Canal Trust has compiled a list of things we can all love about spring on the Canal.

April 4, 2019

Top Places For

Five Spots in Virginia for Young Kids to Discover the Outdoors

Getting kids started early can make it a lifelong habit. And while heading outdoors with little ones might seem challenging at first, choosing places and activities that young kids will enjoy makes it much easier.

March 26, 2019

Top Places For

Top Places for Finding Spring Wildflowers

We are blessed with a great number of easily accessible state, national, and regional parks, arboretums, and natural areas that showcase great wildflower habitats and make for rewarding wildflower hikes.

March 18, 2019

Suggested Trip

See Virginia’s Natural Wonders in Just One Place

The Virginia Living Museum is part aquarium, part zoo, part gardens, part history museum, part planetarium – and entirely fascinating.

March 6, 2019

Suggested Trip

The Annapolis Maritime Museum & The History of Oystering On The Chesapeake Bay

The museum takes visitors back through time when oysters were plentiful enough to create jobs and industry, but also reinforces a larger message of how devastating the depletion of the oyster population has been to the Chesapeake Bay.

February 27, 2019

Top Places For

Top Ten Places for Spring Migration Birding in the District of Columbia

You may be surprised to learn that you do not need to leave the confines of Washington, DC to find world-class spring migration birding opportunities. There are a number of parks and habitats throughout the city that provide important habitat for breeding or foraging on the journey northwards.

February 21, 2019

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