Trips and Tips

Looking for a fun way to explore the Chesapeake Bay region? Interested in visiting a historic community, a nature preserve, or paddling down a river near your home? Megan, host of our “Trips and Tips” series, has the information you’re looking for!

Each week, Megan highlights interesting, unusual and off-the-beaten path events taking place from the mouth of Bay to the Susquehanna and everywhere in between. She’ll tell you about fun things to do around the watershed such as cruises in southern Maryland, hikes in on the Susquehanna, paddles on the Nanticoke, or festivals in Baltimore or Richmond.

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Trip of the Week: Where Stars Sparkle With Greater Intensity, And Constellations Come Into Clearer View



Tip of the Week: Learn How to Be A Maryland Oyster Gardener

Attend a Chesapeake Bay Foundation Oyster Gardening Workshop and learn how to construct your own oyster gardening cages, how to care for the baby oysters and receive your bushel of "spat on shell" to take home and care for over the fall, winter, and early spring months. Gardeners will return their adult oysters to CBF for replanting onto a nearby sanctuary reef. The adult oysters will remain on the sanctuary where they can provide water quality and habitat benefits for the Bay. For further questions and inquiries please email Patrick Beall at call 443-482-2065. The first session is in Easton on Sept.24, followed by two sessions in Annapolis and another in Shady Side. Full schedule.

Choptank Heritage Skipjack Race

The Skipjack Race in Cambridge provides the opportunity to see most of the surviving traditional Skipjacks up close and under sail in one location. Each race is unique with these fast-disappearing icons of the Chesapeake competing in a swift or leisurely event, depending upon the wind. The beautiful Choptank River provides a perfect course for the race, offering great views from its banks. A race festival begins at 8:30am, with a parade of boats at 9am out of Cambridge Creek. The race itself begins around 10am, depending on weather conditions. The parade and start and finish are best viewed from Long Wharf Park (near High and Water Streets in Cambridge, MD), where there will be food and gift vendors. Sept. 23, Cambridge. More information.

Nature Trivia Night

Canoeing With The Stars

Get away from the bright lights of the city and spend an evening looking at the night sky at York River State Park. For an added touch, you'll get to enjoy it from a canoe! Whether you're an expert on the stars and planets or a novice, you'll still enjoy this peaceful trip on the creek. One experienced canoeist per canoe required. Reservations are required at 757-566-3036. Canoes $13/person or $8/person (family 4+). Sept. 22, 7pm-10pm; Williamsburg. More info.