From suburban Baltimore and Washington to Richmond and Hampton Roads, many of the Chesapeake region’s scenic and historic sights are located just beyond our own backyards.
You may already be familiar with places like Great Falls, Rock Creek Park, and Patapsco Valley State Park. But how about Huntley Meadows Park, North Point State Park, or Chippokes Plantation State Park? There are dozens more hidden gems like these in our cities and suburbs, and some are only minutes away.
At these parks, museums, and historic places, you can experience the best of the Chesapeake without having to travel all the way to the mountains or the shore. Enjoy a leisurely morning walk at Piscataway Park, for instance, or a fascinating afternoon at the Mariners’ Museum. The best part? You can still be home in time for dinner!
So get out there and discover your special corner of the Chesapeake at the top places for exploring best-kept secrets in your own backyard -- there’s lots of surprises waiting for you!