Visiting the Chesapeake in Winter
Mid-Atlantic winters can bring cold temperatures, snow, ice, and wind. Please use caution when visiting as the weather often creates poor driving conditions in the area. In cold temperatures walk carefully on sidewalks and pavement as the surfaces may become icy and slippery.
If you plan on boating or paddling the Chesapeake Bay and rivers, make sure you follow proper water safety. Check your water craft to ensure it is in good condition to use and always wear a United States Coast Guard approved, properly-sized personal flotation device. Follow proper etiquette and rules for safe boating. The waterways are a great way to discover the region's history and natural beauty when done safely.
For tips and instructions on safe boating, please consult the National Safe Boating Council's website.