Trip Ideas

Finding a Susquehanna Sanctuary

In this one place you can fish, hike, camp, birdwatch, explore, or learn about important local history. It’s easy to access and also easy to become immersed in its splendor, escaping the chaos of modern society.

June 20, 2019


A Geocacher’s First Time: Adventures Along the Find Your Chesapeake GeoTour

“It took me back to the fun I had as a kid exploring the creek in the woods behind our house. The heightened senses, the mystery, the ultra focus on tiny details in nature.”

June 14, 2019

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Paddling the Curtis Creek Ship Graveyard

If you enjoy both history and paddling, then you'll surely love seeing the ship graveyard at Curtis Creek. It's like taking a step back in time.

June 6, 2019


Canoeing and Kayaking Pennsylvania's Scenic Waterways in the Age of Climate Change

Being aware of river conditions has never been so important when going out on the water. Learn about the most common things you should pay attention to when planning a paddle.

May 31, 2019

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A Historian's Tour of Petersburg National Battlefield Park

Petersburg National Battlefield is well preserved, vast, and tells many important stories.  It is the type of historic destination that can be visited numerous times without experiencing the same thing twice.

May 28, 2019

Event Spotlight

Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week 2019

Join fellow organizations to spread awareness of the importance and beauty of the Chesapeake Bay.

May 28, 2019


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

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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

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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

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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

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