Lara Lutz is a writer who has worked as a writer and editor dealing with environmental issues and heritage in the Chesapeake Bay watershed for a variety of organizations and publications since 1995.
Looking for something fun to do? Learn about a bunch of upcoming events we've hand selected from around the Chesapeake region.
This tour visits three sites in the lower half of the Chesapeake to explore the history of the men who followed the menhaden fishery, the culture of traditional Virginia watermen, and an island community built around the watermen’s life.
Our furry friends love the outdoors, too. So when you’re planning a day out in the Chesapeake region, pick a place where your pets are welcome to join in on the fun!
Wet, muddy hands might spell trouble in some places, but on the Chesapeake Bay they mean one thing: a sign of a great day! Let us help you get out there and find a place to connect with the Chesapeake - up close and personal.
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
Ann Graziano is the president of the Rappahannock Wildlife Refuge Friends, an independent nonprofit group of individuals dedicated to supporting the National Wildlife Refuge System and promoting awareness of the Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge.
Many of the Chesapeake’s most beautiful places are tucked down country roads, just waiting for you to discover them. And one of the best ways to explore these picturesque places is by bicycle. Get ready to hop on your bike and cruise the Chesapeake’s scenic byways at the top places for cycling country roads.
When the sweltering summer sun starts beating down on the Chesapeake region, there’s only one way to escape the heat: hit the beach! The Chesapeake is home to lots of sandy spots where you can cool off, chill out, and enjoy summer by the shore.
In Walter Neitzey’s four decades as a flight instructor and operator of Deep Creek Airport on the shore of the Chesapeake Bay 10 miles south of Annapolis, he probably never once looked down from his cockpit at the bucolic airfield below and thought it might some day be part of a nice state park. But now it is just that.
A picnic by the water is the perfect way to appreciate nature with friends and loved ones. At these places around the Chesapeake region, you can share a snack outdoors while enjoying a spectacular water view.
For a true outdoor adventure, we can’t think of a better activity than mountain biking. Across the Chesapeake region, there are dozens of destinations where you can get dirty and have a blast on your bike.
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