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Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network

Fishing at Anacostia Park

Chesapeake Bay Gateway sites offer a wide range of activities. Whether it is taking a nature walk at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge or paddling a canoe down the Susquehanna River Water Trail there are many great activities to choose from within the Gateways Network. Other activities include: fishing, hiking, biking, canoeing, nature walks, boating, camping and much more.

Featured Activity: Paddling the Chesapeake
Paddling a Water Trail

One of the most exciting ways to see the Chesapeake Bay region is by paddling a canoe or kayak through one of it many tributaries. The Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network can help you find the perfect location to begin your paddling experience. Visit our special paddling section to learn more about safety, conservation and paddling opportunities around the Bay region.

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Select one or more activities below and a region, then click on Find A Gateway to get a list of Gateways. For a more inclusive search, try our Advanced Search.
Activities: (Choose: All Selected Any Selected)
Auto Touring
Bay Art & Decoy Carving
Birding and Wildlife Viewing
Boat Access
Educational Programs
Tours / Walking Tours
Canoeing / Kayaking
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Maryland's Western Shore
Northern Neck, Middle Peninsula and the York River
The Eastern Shore
The Mouth of the Bay, Hampton Roads and the James River
The Potomac River
The Susquehanna River and Northern Bay

Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network - Comments or Questions: Call: 1-800-YOUR-BAY