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A Winter's Day at Eastern Neck Island

With binoculars we could see flocks of snow geese and tundra swans in the distance, and Canada geese flying in formation overhead, along with a pair of young eagles cavorting about.

January 20, 2021

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Bernie Fowler

Bernie Fowler invented and hosted the annual Patuxent River Wade-In, an informal index used to measure the health of the river by wading in with a pair of white sneakers and measuring how deep you could walk out before losing sight of your shoes.

December 30, 2020

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Imani Black

Shellfish aquaculture biologist Imani Black is the founder and president of Minorities in Aquaculture, a nonprofit that seeks to create a more diverse aquaculture industry.

December 24, 2020

Seasonal Spotlight

First Day Hikes 2021

Start your new year off on the right foot, participate in the growing trend known as first day hikes!

December 20, 2020

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Western Maryland’s Haven for Outdoor Recreation

Potomac State Forest in Garrett County, Maryland seems to have something for almost every outdoor enthusiast, and makes a very worthwhile winter hiking destination.

December 8, 2020

Suggested Trip

Straddling the Eastern Continental Divide

It could be said that Savage River State Forest is so big that it couldn’t all fit in a single watershed…so it straddles two.

December 1, 2020

Suggested Trip

Celebrating the Appalachian Trail’s Halfway Point

Pine Grove Furnace State Park is the halfway point of the Appalachian Trail and home to the Appalachian Trail Museum. The park has great hiking, remains of an historic charcoal-fired iron furnace to explore, two lakes for swimming, and great trout fishing.

November 23, 2020

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Blue Knob State Park and Its Elusive Wild Turkeys

Traveling through this park whether by foot, horse, mountain bike, or skis, you feel a sense of gratitude to those who preserved the beauty of this natural environment. Expect to be amazed, delighted, and awestruck!

November 17, 2020

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Experiencing Trap Pond State Park

I recently explored Trap Pond State Park, a true oasis of nature near Laurel, Delaware. Trap Pond is a 4,000-acre recreational area best

November 12, 2020

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A Stunning Mountain Oasis

Within this gorgeous park’s 6,000 acres, visitors can enjoy hiking and horseback riding, fishing and boating at two lakes (one featuring an expansive white sand beach), mountain biking, a stunning mountaintop overlook, game courts, geocaching, a nature center, rental cabins, a lodge, and one of the top 130 best-designed golf courses in the country.

November 9, 2020

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Top Destinations for Equestrian Recreation

There are some amazing places to go horseback riding and equestrian camping right here in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

November 1, 2020


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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