The very first family event that we attended at Jefferson Patterson Park was Archaeology Day. We had no idea what to expect, but it was a sunny day, the event was free, so we thought we’d check it out. It’s now become an annual event for us. In the barn, you’ll meet the archaeologists. They
If you’re not sure what to do, look no further. Calvert County offers fun recreational activities all year both indoor and out.
Take advantage of the boating and fishing opportunities along the Chesapeake Bay and Patuxent River. Hike one of the many trails that run through our parks and the 3,000 acre American Chestnut Land Trust. Explore a real archaeological dig. The possibilities are endless.
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Though the fall foliage was a bit lackluster, the weather was at least perfectly autumnal as our group met up with a guide at St. John Vianney to begin our 5-mile fall colors hike on the American Chestnut Land Trust’s newest trail. The PF2BAY trail, which had its official ribbon cutting in late October, connects
It’s no secret that much of Calvert County culture revolves around the water that surrounds it and the people who work it, so when I moved here, I didn’t just want to learn about waterman, I wanted the experience of dredging for oysters and pulling crab pots. The problem was that you can’t just hitch
When I first tried to envision oyster dredging, I imagined a short squat boat with a big engine. Those of you who grew up here know how wrong I was. Oyster boats come in all shapes and sizes with both motors and sails. With a 76′ mast and a 2,600 square foot sail, the Dee
As fall starts to take hold in Calvert County and the leaves turn a variety of colors, I decided that this is a good time to make my way back to American Chestnut Land Trust. The north side trailhead is just a short drive from my house. I’ve been there before with my dogs, but