Chesapeake Conventions and Tourism
Rediscover outdoor adventure while navigating 22 miles of fresh and saltwaterways. Paddle the Dismal Swamp Canal where Edgar Allan Poe reportedly penned parts of his famous poem, "The Raven." Spot rare bird species and wildlife along the scenic trails of Northwest River Park & Campground and the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. Celebrate the city's heritage and culture at one of our many family-friendlyevents and festivals held throughout the year. Dine at diverse restaurantsfrom comfortable favorites to down-home fare to the exotic.