The Virginia Living Museum is part aquarium, part zoo, part gardens, part history museum, part planetarium – and entirely fascinating.
The museum takes visitors back through time when oysters were plentiful enough to create jobs and industry, but also reinforces a larger message of how devastating the depletion of the oyster population has been to the Chesapeake Bay.
Plentiful, preserved recreation space still exists on Kent Island, even after decades of expansion and change. Go to the island to bike, hike, wade, discover, dig in the sand, and appreciate the environment. One could easily while away a whole day.
This huge center – nearly 35,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space – is jam packed with colorful, informative displays and re-creations of everything from a classic diner to a Crown Petroleum service station.
High Bridge Trail State Park in central Virginia offers a great opportunity for a stress-free ride away from traffic, with the added bonus of a history lesson and gorgeous views.
It may be called the National Aquarium, but the Baltimore landmark is chock full of Maryland connections.
This Center is marvelous in its ability to provide a thorough history of Tubman and the machinations necessary to make the Underground Railroad the success it became in freeing thousands of enslaved people.
Cycling the C&O Canal is a great way to reflect and commune with nature. Follow one man’s journey along the canal as he observes the forms of ‘natural’ and ‘man-made’ within the Park.
A trip to Greenbelt Park reminds visitors of the park’s long history, from its very first inhabitants to its creation during the Great Depression as the country’s first planned community.
The 40 miles from Fort Monroe to Jamestown Island is an ideal day trip for adventurers who enjoy the “wind in their face” and the chance to experience wildlife, breathtaking scenery, and over 400 years of history.
Historic London Town & Gardens, steeped in history and surrounded by beautiful gardens, has something to attract every age group. It is truly a gem, tucked away on the banks of the South River.
Wye Island is a refuge for wildlife, including some that owe their comebacks to its protected shores. It is a time capsule for a simpler time and a microcosm for many special places around the great Chesapeake Bay.
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