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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.

August 5, 2019

Suggested Trip

Birds, Marshes, and the Butterfly Effect: Paddling at Pohick Bay Regional Park

. . . I kept my eyes open to the egrets and their oval wingspans. Red-winged blackbirds surprised us by popping out of the marsh in a flash of red and black feathers, and butterflies flew around us, with yellow swallowtails on purple hibiscus flowers and monarchs on milkweeds.

August 15, 2019

Suggested Trip

Marshy Point Park: Baltimore County’s Hidden Gem

Take a short jaunt down busy Eastern Boulevard in Baltimore County and you’ll discover a hidden natural gem: the gorgeous woodlands and wetlands of Marshy Point Park & Nature Center.

August 8, 2019

Suggested Trip

Paddling in Paradise at Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary

It’s pretty amazing that just 20 miles away from Washington, D.C. lies Jug Bay, a natural, serene paradise and one of the largest freshwater tidal systems on the East Coast.

August 2, 2019

How-To

How to Canoe With Young Kids

Paddling a canoe can be an amazing time for a family with young kids. Canoes are roomy, comfortable, and relatively stable – yet still quiet and agile enough to get close to nature. When done right, it’s a great family bonding experience.

July 25, 2019

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Find Your Chesapeake with the Chesapeake Roving Ranger in 2019!

The Chesapeake Roving Ranger, the mobile visitor center for the Chesapeake Conservancy and National Park Service Chesapeake Bay, is back on the road for the 2019 season!

July 19, 2019

Suggested Trip

Mount Harmon: A Quintessential Tidewater Plantation

Mount Harmon is a tidewater plantation and nature preserve, and features a restored 18th century manor house, colonial kitchen, smoke house, formal boxwood garden, Carriage House Education & Discovery Center, tobacco barn, prize house, 200-acres of pristine open space, nature trails, and a spectacular waterfront setting.

July 18, 2019

How-To

Fishing for Invasives in the Chesapeake

State agencies want invasives like snakeheads and blue catfish out of the local ecosystems. With a bit of know-how and some gear, you, too, could enjoy catching some of these hard-fighting and delicious fish!

July 12, 2019

Top Places For

Instagrammable places in the Chesapeake Watershed

Where are some of the photographic places in the Chesapeake Watershed? Take a look at this first installment in the instagrammable places series to find out!

July 11, 2019

Hancock’s Resolution – A “National Treasure”

For hundreds of years, over 80% of the American population lived in semi-isolation on small family farms scattered throughout the countryside. Award-winning Hancock's Resolution is one of the very few of those farms still remaining. Due to its authenticity and simplicity it is considered a "National Treasure".

July 5, 2019

Virginia’s American Evolution Commemoration and the Fort Monroe Arc of Freedom

At Fort Monroe, the commemoration will focus on the arrival of the first Africans who landed at Point Comfort in August of 1619, and the Fort Monroe Arc of Freedom that evolved during the subsequent 400 years.

June 26, 2019

Find Your Chesapeake News

Celebrate the 4th of July with these Unique Spots

Independence Day. Even the words conjure up images of family gatherings, barbecues, parades, and of course, fireworks! Learn about some places to celebrate the holiday that are a little more off the beaten path.

June 24, 2019

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