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Get ready for a seaside adventure! Whether you want to fish, sail, take a cruise or dig deep into history, Chesapeake Bay is the place to do it! This area of the state is also soaked in history and American heritage. The Bay is the largest estuary in North America. Keep your eyes to the sky for Bald Eagles, especially in the Caledon Natural Area. Take a canoe or kayak trip to see other marine wildlife in the serene quiet of the sea.

Colonial Beach is one of the few remaining small seaport towns along the Potomac River. Head south and you reach Westmoreland State Park, where you can overlook the Potomac from its many vistas. A little farther down the road and you reach the George Washington Birthplace National Monument. It is now run as a colonial farm where costumed employees recreate sights, sounds and smells of 18-century plantation life.

Next-door is Stratford Hall Plantation, the birthplace of Robert E. Lee. This location is also a re-enactment site with costuming, nature trails, a gristmill and a log cabin restaurant.

Events within the Chesapeake Bay region:

Mathews Market Days

Event City: Mathews
Event Details:
Chesapeake Bay Culture, Art, Food and local music are all featured at this main street event in nearby Mathews, VA.
Event Dates:
Sep 11, 2015 to Sep 12, 2015

Event Web Site:
http://mathewsmarketdays.com/

Urbanna Oyster Festival

Event City: Urbanna
Event Details:
A showcase of our regions finest oysters. Oyster shucking demos and contests, oyster and wine tastings, beer garden, seafood and fair food, parades, music and more!
Event Dates:
Nov 06, 2015 to Nov 07, 2015

Event Web Site:
http://www.urbannaoysterfestival.com/

Made in Mathews Open Studio Tour

Event City: Mathews
Event Details:
November 28-30th, 2015. A unique opportunity to visit the beautiful properties and studios of a wide variety of local artists. Several specials andone of a kind pieces will be available for purchase, and the visitor will also experience the natural beauty and small town charm of Mathews with downtown galleries, dining and nearby lodging.
Event Dates:
Nov 27, 2015 to Nov 29, 2015

Event Web Site:
http://madeinmathews.net/