Summer 2012

CHESAPEAKE BAY JOURNEYS

EXPLORE • RELAX • CONSERVE

Spend a day making a journey of a lifetime

Spend a day making a journey of a lifetime

Welcome to Bay Journeys, a new publication we hope will help launch you on new explorations, and adventures, around the Chesapeake.

Karl Blankenship
Tour of swamp to Chesapeake takes you back in time

Tour of swamp to Chesapeake takes you back in time

Paddling the Pocomoke

A kayak trip on the upper Pocomoke River takes one from a massive swamp of cypress, cedar and pine to the tidal waters of the Chesapeake Bay.

Tom Horton
The forgotten war that turned us into Americans

The forgotten war that turned us into Americans

Chesapeake played ‘starring’ role in 1812

The War of 1812 takes a back seat to other conflicts in history books, but it helped forge the nation, and some of its most defining moments took place in the Chesapeake Bay region.

Lara Lutz
Most Bay shorelines today are look, but don’t touch

Most Bay shorelines today are look, but don’t touch

Where would John Smith land his boat?

Other than marinas and widely separated public boat launches and parks, there are few public beaches where the traveler can stop along the Chesapeake, and fewer still where the adventurer might pitch a tent for the night, which highlights the need for improved public access.

Joel Dunn
Ernst Seed: Restoring the Native Balance
Follow John Smith on first U.S. national water trail

Follow John Smith on first U.S. national water trail

James River runs deep in Colonial history

The James River segment of the Capt. John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail lets you follow in the footsteps of the early colonists, and the American Indians they encountered.

Leslie Middleton
Skipjacks dredge up nautical heritage for guests

Skipjacks dredge up nautical heritage for guests

Sail to learn or for leisure

Venture on board an authentic Chesapeake skipjack and you can learn to work like a waterman — or not. The choice is yours, but either way, you’ll have an unforgettable encounter with the Chesapeake’s nautical heritage.

Lara Lutz
Make yourself at home at a Lancaster PA farm

Make yourself at home at a Lancaster PA farm

Kids connect with animals, not electronics

Some farmers in Lancaster County open their door to visitors who can get a taste, literally, of life on a modern working farm.

Rona Kobell
Shedding light on what makes a great photo

Shedding light on what makes a great photo

Pass it on

Following the ‘rule of thirds’ will improve your photo composition whether you’re using a high-end digital camera or a smartphone.

David Harp
Valliant and Associates

Fall 2012