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? Our “Trips and Tips” newsletter has the information you’re looking for! Each week, Trips & Tips highlights interesting, unusual and off-the-beaten path events taking place from the mouth of Bay to the Susquehanna and everywhere in between. You’ll find out 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. You can receive the Trips and Trips weekly e-newsletter straight to your inbox. Click here to sign up to receive our weekly e-newsletter,Trips and Tips.


Shenandoah Kayaking with Master Naturalist

Master Naturalist, Charlie Price will point out neat things to see as you take an easy two-mile float down the Shenandoah. Charlie, along with a ranger, will try to answer your nature questions and discuss how Shenandoah River State Park came to be. The program will begin with a wagon ride to our launching point. Ages 10+; $11 per person. June 9, 1pm-4pm; Bentonville. More details and reservations.

Fife and Drum Corps at Fort Monroe

The United States Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps recall the days of the American Revolution as they perform in uniforms patterned after those worn by the musicians of General George Washington's Continental Army. The uniforms worn by the members of the Corps are dated circa 1784, and consist of black tricorn hats, white wigs, waistcoats, colonial coveralls, and distinct red regimental coats. Free. June 14, 7pm-8:15pm; Hampton. More information.

Smith Island Pelican Tour

Lighthouse Adventure Cruise: Southern Bay

See five lighthouses as you cruise aboard a private charter boat with the Calvert Marine Museum's lighthouse expert. Participants will see Point No Point, Point Lookout, Smith Point, Solomons Lump, and Hooper Island Lighthouses as they cruise aboard a private charter boat. The cost is $130 for the day-long trip for nonmembers. June 9, 7:45am-5pm; Solomons. Reservations and more information.

Chesapeake GeoTour Kickoff Event

Whether you are an experienced geocacher or want to learn about geocaching, everyone is invited to join in for the launch of the new Find Your Chesapeake GeoTour! This event will feature displays and exhibits from local geocaching organizations along the Find Your Chesapeake GeoTour. Cachers will have the opportunity to pick-up a copy of the Find Your Chesapeake Passport, trail requirements, and a listing of the 60 caches along the Find Your Chesapeake Geotrail! June 9, 10am-12pm; Wrightsville. More details.