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: From Blacksmithing to Video Gaming: Explore Baltimore's Industrial Evolution
Jug Bay Holiday Hay Rides
All families are invited to bring their children and catch a special wagon ride, which will take you through the beautiful area around the Glendening Nature Preserve. Families will also enjoy games, meet our cute goats, and share s'mores next to a warm fire. Free event; registration required. Dec. 16, 1pm-4pm; Lothian. More information.
Sweet as a Sugar Maple
Syrup from trees? Who knew? Celebrate National Maple Syrup Day by exploring the process that Native Americans used to turn sap into maple syrup at the Anita C. Leight Estuary Center. Conduct a blind taste test to see if you can pick out the real maple syrup! $5/person; 6 - adult, under 13 w/adult. Call 410-612-1688 to register. Dec. 17, 2pm-3:30pm; Abingdon. More details. (Photo:Chesapeake Bay Program)
Winter Wonderland at the Ward Museum
GRUMP Holiday Market at the National Zoo
Lights at Bear Creek Lake
Visitors to the park will drive their cars through the park to experience a wonderland of lights and popular seasonal figures. In lieu of an event fee, participants are asked to bring a new toy to be donated to the Cumberland Christmas Mother. Saturday December 9 and 16, free seasonal craft-making will be offered at Bear Creek Hall from 3 to 5 p.m. Dec. 15-17, 5:30pm-7:30pm; Lancaster. More details.