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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.

July 16, 2018

Featured Tour

A Tour of Manassas: An Unflinching Glimpse of Civil War History

The displays and tours offered by Manassas National Battlefield Park don’t just help visitors remember the past – they help bring it to life.

July 19, 2018

Suggested Trip

The Perfect Getaway: Lake Anna State Park

Located within the heart of Virginia’s wine country, Lake Anna offers an abundance of recreational opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts.

July 10, 2018

Featured Tour

The National Museum of the Marine Corps, a Must-do Experience

The National Museum of the Marine Corps stands as a monument to the core values of the Marine Corps: honor, courage, and commitment. Visiting is a powerful and fulfilling experience and is a must-do trip.

June 27, 2018

Suggested Trip

Not far from DC, Prince William Forest Park is a gateway to nature and history.

Just thirty miles south of Washington, DC, Prince William Forest Park is a serene getaway. Turning into its leafy entrance is like driving into another world.

June 19, 2018

Suggested Trip

The Royal Blue Line Offers A Trip Back in Time

Among the B&O Railroad Museum’s features are its 20-minute train rides aboard its Royal Blue line. The Royal Blue is a 1948 Observation Lounge Car. Once the staff welcomed us, we joined conductor Robert McCabe in shouting a hearty “All Aboard” and began our adventure.

June 11, 2018

Suggested Trip

A Weekday Getaway at North Point State Park

Located less than 14 miles outside of downtown Baltimore, this weekday trip suggestion is perfect for those that might elect to forgo happy hour and, instead, indulge in an afternoon getaway on the Chesapeake Bay.

June 6, 2018

Chesapeake Insider

Mark Conway

As executive director of Baltimore Tree Trust (BTT), Mark Conway runs a non-profit committed to restoring the city's urban forest and making Baltimore a healthier and more beautiful place to live, through increased tree plantings, community engagement, and advocacy.

May 31, 2018

Suggested Trip

Sail Through History with Baltimore’s Historic Ships

The Baltimore Inner Harbor crackles with life and at the center of it all is the Historic Ships in Baltimore collection—US Sloop-of-War Constellation, the US Submarine Torsk, the US Coast Guard Cutter Taney, the Lightship Chesapeake, and Seven Foot Knoll Lighthouse.

May 24, 2018

Off The Beaten Path

Seven National Park sites you’ve never heard of

Find your Chesapeake at these lesser-known parks and historic sites.

May 17, 2018

Chesapeake Insider

Alonso Abugattas

Alonso Abugattas is a well-known local naturalist, environmental educator and storyteller in the Washington, DC area. He is currently the Natural Resources Manager for Arlington County Parks, VA and is the long-time co-chair for the Chesapeake Region 2 (Mid-Atlantic region) of the National Association for Interpretation.

May 9, 2018

Suggested Trip

Catching a Glimpse of Southern Maryland Traditions at Solomons Maritime Festival

This year, the festival will take place on May 5—and it's totally free. Attendees can listen to live music, learn how to pick crabs and shuck oysters, build toy boats, watch Chesapeake Bay retrievers dive into the water—and, yes, take a free half-hour cruise on the Tennison.

April 29, 2018

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