Chesapeake Country Scenic Byway (Maryland’s Eastern Shore)
Length: 85.5 mi / 137.6 km
Celebrate life on the Chesapeake Bay. Observe watermen bringing their bounty to shore, visit historic towns, and travel through scenic stretches of productive farmland. See the truly special landscape of the Mid-Atlantic Region and gain an appreciation for the working life of Maryland's Eastern Shore farmers, watermen, and merchants.
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.
Located along the banks of the Chester River, Chestertown provides a link to the maritime heritage of the Chesapeake Bay. It 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.
Voted 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.
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.
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.
Possible Overnights: Easton, St. Michaels or Cambridge, Maryland
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