Help stop the spread of COVID-19 and follow all current directives from your governor and local health officials about wearing face masks and physical distancing.
We know there is a lot of uncertainty and upheaval in our world right now. We also know how much the parks in the Chesapeake Bay watershed mean to you and how they can be a place of discovery and comfort and hope for us all. We hope that our updated virtual Trips & Tips newsletters will help bring the parks to you while we all do our part to keep ourselves, our families, and communities healthy and…Read More
Ethan Brown is a citizen of the Pamunkey Indian Tribe. He has resided on the Pamunkey Indian Reservation, located along the border of King William, Virginia, for about thirteen years. The Pamunkey Indian Tribe is a federally recognized tribe in the United States, and the Pamunkey Indian Reservation is one of the two oldest reservations in the country.
Ethan is a Pamunkey…Read More
A Note About COVID-19 and the 2020 Patuxent River Challenge
Help stop the spread of COVID-19 and follow all current directives from your governor and local health officials about wearing face masks and physical distancing. The Patuxent River Challenge suggests that participants call each facility to verify hours and access prior to visiting, and keep in mind that parking is on a first come, first served basis. We encourage you to…
Paddling a canoe can be an amazing time for a family with young kids. Canoes are roomy, comfortable, and relatively stable – yet still quiet and agile enough to get close to nature. When done right, it’s a great family bonding experience.
But going about it the wrong way can lead to cranky kids, frustrated parents, or even swamped boats.
Paddling as a family requires planning, patience, and picking the right time and place.…Read More
COVID-19 Notices: Follow all current directives from your governor and local health officials regarding staying at home. Help stop the spread of COVID-19. For Blackwater conditions review the information on this website and call ahead. Current refuge status.
Despite the 90-minute drive from Annapolis and the dark roast coffee, my eyes are still bleary from the 3:30 a.m. wake-up as I drive past the visitor center for the Harriet Tubman…Read More
When I moved to Annapolis in 2014, something I was looking forward to was the opportunity to learn a new fishery – the Chesapeake Bay. As a trout and bass angler from Pennsylvania, I was accustomed to very different scenery and style when fishing. Though Maryland and Virginia have many opportunities to fish for both trout and bass, the Bay and its tributaries offer a fantastic fishery, right in my backyard, and…Read More
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