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Paddleboarding Through Nature in the Baltimore Area

by Saki August 18, 2021

After writing Paddleboarding Through Nature Around Washington, D.C., I felt it would be good to follow up with an article about stand up paddleboard (SUP) trips within 20 miles of Baltimore that afford easy escapes into nature.  Like Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Maryland is a densely populated urban area, which in 2020 was home to 585,708 people, making it by far the biggest city in Maryland.  With a rich history in manufacturing,…

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A Fantastic “Big Day” of Birding in Baltimore

by Nico August 1, 2021

Earlier this year, I proposed the idea of doing a Baltimore Big Day to Tim Carney. Tim is an Environmental Specialist with the Maryland Environmental Service (MES), and one of the best birders in Baltimore and Maryland. For those not in the birding world, a “Big Day” is where you try to identify as many bird species as you possibly can in a single day in a specific area. Shockingly, not a single…

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Paddleboarding through Nature Around Washington, D.C.

by Saki July 9, 2021

In spring 2021, someone asked me about stand up paddleboard (SUP) trips in or near Washington, D.C. that afford easy escapes into the outdoors.  With 5,582,170 people, the population of the Washington, D.C.-Arlington-Alexandria metropolitan area is ranked seventh in the country.  Yet despite all the urban hustle and bustle, there are numerous places within 25 miles of the center of our nation’s capital where one can launch a SUP and appreciate the scenery,…

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Top Places to Explore American Indian History

by Carly Sniffen June 18, 2021

When the first European colonizers came to the Americas, they encountered Indigenous People who were very connected to the land, using nature to benefit themselves, while also remaining respectful of the environment. The Chesapeake Bay watershed is home to many excellent sites where you can learn about the history and culture of its American Indians.

Catoctin Mountain Park

Catoctin Mountain Park in Thurmont, Maryland showcases many cultural resources within one landscape and…

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Top Destinations for Equestrian Recreation

by Carly Sniffen November 1, 2020

Have you wanted to bring your horse camping with you, but you don’t know where to go? Are you looking to go riding through a wooded forest, rolling hills, or open meadows? Here are some amazing places to go horseback riding and equestrian camping right here in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Don’t let your horse miss out on your outdoor fun! Saddle up, and rein in your family and n-e-i-g-h-bors for an…

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Top Places for a Fall Foliage Driving Tour

by Carly Sniffen September 25, 2020

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. Plan a trip ahead to drive during peak foliage.

Below are some of the prime places, rustic routes, and scenic byways to drive through within the Chesapeake Bay watershed if you are…

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