First Landing State Park is one of the best places in Virginia to take in a wide range of coastal habitat, from dunes to maritime forest to marshes and swamps.
A visit to Frederick Douglass National Historic Site highlighting the accomplished man born into slavery who later became a United States ambassador to Haiti and one of the most photographed men of the 19th century.
Located only 30 minutes from Washington D.C, Huntley Meadows serves as a natural island vacation from the monotonous meadows of metropolis.
Waterfowl hunting is an incredible way to experience the Chesapeake in autumn and winter. Located right in the heard of the Atlantic flyway, the Chesapeake Bay watershed is one of the finest places in the country to hunt waterfowl.
Everybody has heard the story about how Captain John Smith and his crew tried to catch fish with a frying pan during their exploration of the Chesapeake in the summer of 1608. If you’ve ever tried to get close enough to them to throw a cast net, you know what a poor rig a frying pan would be.
Near the end of the Susquehanna River, just north of downtown Havre De Grace, MD, sits a pristine, 2639-acre park. Within this park, a wide variety of habitat as well as the funneling effect the river causes to bird migration, makes this spot an incredible location for one of America’s favorite hobbies, birding
Check out the “Roving Ranger”, our new mobile visitor center for the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail (Chesapeake Trail). he Roving Ranger gives families an opportunity to enjoy learning about American Indian communities and the history of the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers
When you hear about fishing in the Chesapeake, the immediate first thought is rockfish—Maryland’s state fish—and other bay species like red drum, speckled trout, and white perch. However, the tailwaters of Gunpowder Falls State Park below Prettyboy Reservoir offer seven miles of wild trout fishing.
Located just 30 miles from Washington, D.C., Mallows Bay contains the largest collection of historic shipwrecks in the Western Hemisphere. These shipwrecks have inspired explorers, writers, and conservationists to explore and experience this unique place and share the history.
Sky Meadowns State Park offers a secluded escape with a dash of history and views into the untouched fields, forests, and streams of Virginia.
If you’re searching for an idyllic state park containing trails looping through hardwood forests, scenic overlooks, and amenities ranging from a kayak launch to a picnic area, consider devoting your entire day to Mason Neck State Park in Lorton, Virginia.
Calvert Cliffs State Park is best known for the fossils that emerge from the clay, but it is also a wonderful place to unwind and rediscover the child-like wonder in yourself. Become a paleontologist for a day or just enjoy the trails and the beach.
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