Fall 2012

CHESAPEAKE BAY JOURNEYS

EXPLORE • RELAX • CONSERVE

Out & About the Chesapeake

Out & About the Chesapeake

New boaters guide focuses on John Smith Trail; new app guides Chesapeake explores; and new exhibits at museums.

Staff and Wire Reports
Treasure Tripping

Treasure Tripping

Discover new landscapes seeking hidden geocaches

Geocaching has people hunting for hidden treasures  from Baltimore’s Inner Harbor to the remote caves of West Virginia, and just about everywhere in between.

Rona Kobell
150th Anniversary of the battles of Antietam, Fredericksburg

150th Anniversary of the battles of Antietam, Fredericksburg

Water trips reveal critical role of rivers in Civil War

One of the most unusual ways to experience the battlefields of Antietam and Fredericksburg, which recently marked their 150th anniversaries, is to pick up a paddle.

Lara Lutz
Harriet Tubman National Monument

Harriet Tubman National Monument

Proposal would preserve memory of U.S. hero

Designating a national monument in Dorchester County to honor Harriet Tubman would help protect a historic landscape that, while certainly changed, would still look familiar to her.

Joel Dunn
Chesapeake Film Festival
Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017
If the walls of Fort Monroe could talk…

If the walls of Fort Monroe could talk…

Poe slept here, as did Tubman, Jefferson Davis

From atop the old stone walls of Fort Monroe, one of the newest sites in the National Park System, centuries of history spill at your feet, as the site has played a role in the nation’s defense starting with the Jamestown colonists in 1607.

Lara Lutz
Tired of shuttling cars?

Tired of shuttling cars?

Loop watertrail offers leisurely paddle, takeout

For paddlers tired of moving cars from the starting and endpoints of their trips, the Chesapeake offers many unique opportunities to plan loop trips which return to near their starting point.

Tom Horton
Owl Prowls

Owl Prowls

Night hikes are a hoot for these hunters

Many nature centers around the region feature nighttime hikes to learn about, and observe, the majestic nocturnal hunters.

Rona Kobell
Photographers’ reliable “standby”

Photographers’ reliable “standby”

Tripod's supporting role makes stars out of photos

While cameras have changed much over the past century, one ingredient of good photos has remained largely the same — the tripod.

David Harp
Waterfowl Festival 2017

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