A day on the Chesapeake Bay means learning, laughter, and lots of fun for you and your family.
Families flock to the Chesapeake for adventure and exploration. From outdoor activities like swimming, picnicking, and geocaching to great indoor destinations like museums and aquariums, there’s a place you can visit today that your whole family will love.
The only challenge is choosing what to do first!
Spend a sunny day frolicking at the beach in Maryland or Virginia.
Prefer the mountains? Head north to Pennsylvania or west toward Appalachia, where you can hike, camp, and swim among the tall trees of the forest.
Have you ever tried geocaching? This treasure hunt-style game is perfect for families, and you can find it nearly anywhere. Fossil hunting is another adventure your family will love. Pack a picnic lunch, and you can spend the whole day exploring.
So get ready for some family fun! Check out the places and events below to find a great activity for you and your family to enjoy.
Learn how to weave baskets from the needles of the longleaf pine, a tree once common in Virginia and long prized for its utility in shipbuilding.Newport News, VA
This bike tour of western Wicomico County takes riders across 300 years of Maryland history.Salisbury, MD
Friends of Chippokes Plantation State Park is sponsoring a family-friendly 5K Run through the scenic, historic grounds of Chippokes Plantation.Surry, VA
This is a great program for adults and children new to fishing.Cape Charles, VA
Paddle along part of the park's natural coast line on the Potomac River.Montross, VA
Discover what flowers are still blooming while paddling around the Anita C. Leight Estuary marsh.Abingdon, MD
Search for frogs, crayfish, bird life, and hopefully some animal homes found along this Mason Neck State Park trail.Lorton, VA
Learn about your native watershed through an educational journey with local professionals.Havre de Grace, MD
Takes a relaxing and easy paddle around Prince Edward Lake in search of wildlife and to discover the history of the park.Green Bay, VA
Join in Pemberton Park's Historians Scavenger Hunt. Following clues, explore historical sites throughout Pemberton Historical Park to complete tasks and challenges.Salisbury, MD
The public is invited to Family Day at CBMM where guests can follow a special Quest Card to explore family-friendly exhibits and enjoy hands-on activities.St. Michaels, MD
Look at all of the beautiful shades of red, orange, and yellow on the trees of High Bridge Trail.Green Bay, VA
Come learn about outdoor sports and the important role that hunting and fishing play in Maryland’s wildlife conservation programs. Clear Spring, MD.Clear Spring, MD
You're invited to the 10th Annual Marshy Point fall festival with canoe rides, Marsh Mucker Obstacle Course for kids and more, in Baltimore.Baltimore, MD
Celebrate the found of the Citie of Henricus with reenactments, Indian activities, children's games, and the return of 17th-century Godspeed.Chester, VA
Watch the process, give the kettle a stir, and take home some fresh-from-the-kettle jars of apple butter. Celtic and bluegrass music, cloggers, pony rides and more at Skyland.Luray, VA
Meet Furnace town artisans, and learn the story of the people that lived and worked at Furnace Town - and hear a ghost story or twoSnow Hill, MD
Help pull our 20-foot-wide sampling net to catch fish, crabs, and other critters from the Chester River aboard the 1768 schooner Sultana.Chestertown, MD
Explore the many changes happening around the park as the weather turns colder.Catonsville, MD
Friends of Peirce Mill invite you to drop in and discover Washington DC's only surviving gristmill in action.Washington, DC, DC