Chesapeake Country Scenic Byway
Experience the special landscapes of Maryland's tidewater region and gain an appreciation for the working life of Eastern Shore farmers, watermen and merchants.
<h4>Your 1st Day: Chesapeake Culture, Beaches & Boating</h4> <h3>Chesapeake City </h3> <p>Located along the historic Chesapeake and Delaware Canal connecting the Chesapeake Bay with the Delaware River. Visit the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal Museum which recounts the history of the building of the 14-mile canal, one of only two commercially vital sea-level canals in the US.</p> <h3>Betterton Beach</h3> <p>Betterton emerged in the 1700s as a small fishing village. Today this five acre, landscaped, family oriented waterfront park has an exceptional sandy beach with 300 feet of frontage for swimming and 700 feet of shoreline access.</p> <h3>Rock Hall</h3> <p>Rock Hall is known as the “Pearl of the Chesapeake”. Charter a boat, eat fresh seafood, sit on a Chesapeake Bay beach or visit the Watermen’s Museum at Haven Harbour Marina.</p> <h3>Chestertown</h3> <p>Located along the banks of the Chester River, Chestertown provides a link to the maritime heritage of the Chesapeake Bay. It is home to the Schooner Sultana and a thriving colonial historic district. The historic buildings are the backdrop for visitors who enjoy ambling along red-brick sidewalks, peeking over garden walls and exploring antique shops, galleries, specialty stores and sidewalk cafes.</p> <h3>Chesapeake Exploration Center</h3> <p>“Our Chesapeake Legacy”, an interactive, hands-on exhibit provides an overview of the region’s heritage, resources and culture while exploring the relationship of man and the bay.</p> <h4>Your 2nd Day: Small Towns, Family Fun & Nature Excursions</h4> <h3>Easton </h3> <p>One of the best small towns in America. Visit the Academy Art Museum, historic Quaker meeting house and stroll the streets lined with elegant Victorian homes, boutiques and tempting restaurants.</p> <h3>St. Michaels</h3> <p>Explore the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, featuring a working boatyard, hands on activities for kids and a restored 1879 lighthouse. Dine on crab cakes overlooking the harbor and then relax at the Linden Spa at the Inn at Perry Cabin.</p> <h3>Cambridge</h3> <p>This historic waterfront community offers skipjack sailing cruises and boat tours and is a good home base to explore the nearby Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, home to the largest nesting population of bald eagles on the US East Coast.</p>
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