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.
“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.”
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.
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.
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.
Join fellow organizations to spread awareness of the importance and beauty of 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.
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.
Sprawled over 3,000 acres, Rocky Gap is a natural playground for hikers, bikers, swimmers, boaters, campers and others.
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.
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.
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.
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