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Waterfowl Hunting On the Chesapeake Bay

The journey out is one of my favorite parts of a hunting or fishing expedition. The crispness of the air and the speed of the boat over water are delightful, but mostly it's the anticipation of the unknown. What will the day bring? Will the birds fly? Will the fish hit?

October 26, 2020

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Tig Tillinghast

Read about how Tig Tilinghast, a frequent visitor to the Fones Cliffs area on the Rappahannock River, was able to capture an amazing and beautiful photograph of a bobcat.

October 22, 2020


Ten Tips for Camping With Young Children

While camping with young children can be tough at the beginning, it gets easier and more fun with every trip. Read about ten tips to help get you started on the right foot.

October 19, 2020

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Paddling Back in Time on the Bohemia River

Once in the water, the paddle took on a leisurely pace, gliding smoothly along the shoreline and marshland. Our guide animatedly discussed the fascinating history and ecology of the area.

October 15, 2020

Suggested Trip

Creatures of the Bog

Black Moshannon State Park rests high in the mountains of the Allegheny Forest, and is a site of picturesque and fascinating bogs, swamps, and marshes.

October 8, 2020

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Hidden Beauty at Soldiers Delight

Within a couple hours, I went from rocky barrens lined by grassy fields to stunted forests, and then lush greenery bordering clear streams. Each zone presented a new opportunity to look for plants, fungi, and lichen.

October 5, 2020

Chesapeake Insider

Mario Harley

The Piscataway Conoy Tribe originated in Maryland and the Chesapeake Bay region. Piscataway means, “The people where the rivers blend.” Conoy is synonymous with the word Piscataway.

October 1, 2020

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Top Places for a Fall Foliage Driving Tour

The crisp, cool autumn air brings spectacular fall foliage to the Chesapeake watershed. The fall season doesn’t only make for great Instagram photo ops and pumpkin spice lattes – but also a great time to make memories and go for a scenic drive.

September 25, 2020

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Where and When to Catch the Bay’s Fall Bird Migration

The Atlantic Flyway is basically an avian superhighway, a feathered turnpike if you will, for hundreds of species with exits and entrances and plenty of rest stops in between. There is no bad season for birding on the Chesapeake, but fall is wondrous if you are into a wide variety of migrating birds.

September 22, 2020

Suggested Trip

Still Waters Run Deep at Seneca Slackwater

". . . I took some time to appreciate the shallow, rocky downstream sights on the Potomac juxtaposed with the clear, open-water upstream section that forms Seneca Slackwater. The dam, streams, islands, wildlife, clear water, and historical sites all come together to make this a truly magical place to paddle."

September 9, 2020

From the Field

Summer Explorations - Douglas Point Natural Area

Douglas Point’s appeal definitely lies in being off the beaten path! After some background research, we took a trip down to enjoy a socially-distant beach day in 90 degree weather.

September 8, 2020

Chesapeake Insider

Debra Martin

Pamunkey Indian artist Debra Martin is the assistant director at the Pamunkey Indian Museum. Debra serves as a councilperson with the tribal government and resides on the Pamunkey Indian Reservation in King William, Virginia.

September 2, 2020

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