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The Chesapeake Bay is the nation's largest estuary and is rich in natural, historical and cultural heritage that stretches as far back as 12,000 years. The Bay is full of many recreational and educational opportunities for visitors to enjoy!

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History & Culture

The Chesapeake Bay has been occupied by humans for more than 12,000 years. It is one of the United States most precious resources and continues to affect our lives today.
Kids and Youth

Learn how to join the elite ranks of Junior Rangers for the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail!
Recreational & Educational Opportunities

FindYourChesapeake is a partner website designed to assist you in planning your next adventure in the Chesapeake Bay. Check it out today to view all the happenings in and around the Chesapeake!

Learn about the trail's comprehensive plan and the legislation that protects and is restoring the bay.

Last updated: February 8, 2018

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Mailing Address:

410 Severn Avenue
Suite 314

Annapolis, MD 21403


(410) 260-2470

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