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Paddleboarding Through Nature in the Baltimore Area

For many, Baltimore is a fantastic city to live and work. But when it comes to “getting away from it all,” there is no better place to unwind than the great outdoors, and if you have a small watercraft, you’ll discover a plethora of opportunities to find peace and tranquility without having to drive far from the city.

August 18, 2021

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A Fantastic “Big Day” of Birding in Baltimore

After 17 hours of birding, and about 10 miles and 26,000 steps walked, our team finished with a new Baltimore record of 133 species recorded in a single day.

August 1, 2021

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Paddleboarding through Nature Around Washington, D.C.

For people that live in or near our nation’s capital, there are numerous tranquil locations close to home where one can unwind, relax, and savor the natural beauty of the world from atop a SUP.

July 9, 2021

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Top Places to Explore American Indian History

The Chesapeake Bay watershed is home to many excellent sites where you can learn about the history and culture of its American Indians.

June 18, 2021

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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

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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

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Top Ten Places for Spring Migration Birding in the District of Columbia

You may be surprised to learn that you do not need to leave the confines of Washington, DC to find world-class spring migration birding opportunities. There are a number of parks and habitats throughout the city that provide important habitat for breeding or foraging on the journey northwards.

March 1, 2020

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Top Ten Places for Winter Forest Birding in Maryland

While the colder temperatures can make it tempting to stay indoors, winter is a great time of year to find some new birding spots in and around the Chesapeake, where many species migrate through or overwinter in our region,

December 13, 2019

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Six Great Places to Go Camping in Virginia This Fall

Autumn is the perfect time of year to go camping in Virginia. The hot humid summer air is gone, replaced by clear breezes and golden sunlight. The days are made for walking through the forest and paddling along creeks.

October 3, 2019

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Instagrammable places in the Chesapeake Watershed

Where are some of the photographic places in the Chesapeake Watershed? Take a look at this first installment in the instagrammable places series to find out!

July 11, 2019

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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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