Trail Across Time:
Four hundred years ago, Captain John Smith anchored off "great cliffs" along the western shore of Chesapeake Bay during his voyage in search of a mythic passage to the Orient. Today, Calvert Cliffs State Park draws nearly a million visitors a year who search for a different kind of treasure: to savor the peace of quiet forest trails through one of the most unique ecosystems in southern Maryland; to decipher the secret life of a rare forest swamp created by generations of industrious beavers, and, especially, to look for fossils millions of years old, the largest Miocene fossil bed on the East Coast. This "Outdoors Maryland" excursion to Calvert Cliffs offers startling and stunning views of the Bay – across space and time.
Journey of the Longnecks:
The Canada Goose in Maryland had seen better days. In years past, numbers of the longnecks were down. Experts at the Maryland Department of Natural Resources blamed poor weather at the birds' northern nesting grounds, and even over-hunting. Now, those problems are beginning to ease thanks to new management programs designed to help the population grow.
Neither rough terrain nor constant hazards can intimidate Maryland's intrepid mountain bikers. Outdoors Maryland follows a couple who build their lives around biking on some of the state's most challenging trails, and competing in the daunting sport of Cyclo-Cross."