Smith and Tangier Islands

When you’re at the Bay and see a man in the water pointing a camera at a net full of fish or capturing the moon rise above a rusty historic lighthouse, it’s most likely to be Jay Fleming. His resolute determination to chronicle life on the Chesapeake Bay has yielded an unrivaled collection of heartwarming Read More

Enjoy a Southern Maryland Getaway

Ready to go beyond the places in Maryland that grab the tourists, the headlines, the buzz? Spend a weekend in the quiet southwest corner of the state and explore the earliest beginnings of Maryland from the first colony on St. Clement’s Island to the site of its first capital, St. Mary’s City. Along with fascinating Read More

Summer Boating Camps for Kids

These days, children spend much of their time with eyes glued to a screen or heads buried in electronic devices rather than enjoying childhood through real-life adventures. Even before the pandemic, this 21st century way of life presented uncertainties for a future where society lacks environmental education and appreciation. Luckily for families who live on the water, Read More

Take the Tiki Challenge!

With your toes in the sand and a cool cocktail in your hand, you might feel like you’re lounging on a Caribbean island. But those swaying palm trees above your head are planted along the Chesapeake Bay, creating a getaway groove without the hassle of passports or long international flights. The sunny shores of Maryland and Read More

Regional Museums Tell the Tale of the Bay

Existence on the Chesapeake Bay has always centered around the life-sustaining properties of its waters. Since the time of Native American tribes about 10 millennium ago, inhabitants have depended on the Bay for food, transportation, defense, recreation and a fresh start. Pieces of Bay heritage are lovingly collected and detailed in small, regional museums scattered along Read More

Maryland Waterways Foundation Is Saving the Bay

Back in the 1960s, friends of Sam Weaver saw a bright red cooler floating down the stream during a storm outside their house in Towson, MD, on the north side of Baltimore County. A few months later when they were hanging out on their boat at his father’s marina in Essex, nearly 15 miles east, they Read More

South Annapolis Yacht Centre – Eastport, MD

Crossing over or under the Spa Creek Drawbridge from downtown Annapolis into the Eastport neighborhood gives you the best of both worlds. The bustling city life of Maryland’s state capital quickly eases into a slower-paced community a few miles away. Just west of the bridge, the charming South Annapolis Yacht Centre is nestled along the shore. Read More

Maryland Crabs & Corn

When you come ashore to provision on the Chesapeake Bay, a cornucopia of fresh produce and seafood awaits, just plucked from the land and sea. Vibrant vegetables might catch your eye — ruby red tomatoes, golden squash and slim green cucumbers. But be sure to save room in your shopping basket for two elements that Read More

Hampton, VA

As you cruise around the mid-Atlantic looking for summer fun, drop anchor at Hampton’s bustling port. During its 400-year history, it has attracted adventure seekers from explorers and pirates to astronauts and race car drivers, earning its reputation as a happening destination. Located near the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay where the James, Elizabeth and Nansemond rivers Read More

Waterfront Golf Courses on the Atlantic Coast

From New England’s northern harbors down to Florida’s southern shores you find world-class, championship-level golf courses that boast high-end designs, polished greens and stunning waterfront views. The following list presents golf resorts and courses that honor the sport’s rich history and genteel culture. With the arrival of warm weather and desire for oceanfront breezes, it’s Read More