Maryland is one of the most bike-friendly states in the country and your travels through the Chesapeake Bay are sure to be filled with tranquil, sublime spins along bay roads and quiet river pathways. As you cycle the Chesapeake, take in the local maritime flair, and be sure to enjoy plenty of Maryland seafood.
One of the best ways to begin your exploration of Maryland is with a visit to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. Located on the water in the historic town of St. Michaels, the museum is completely dedicated to the state’s steadfast seafaring tradition. The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum was established in 1965 and its first order of business was preserving the Hooper Strait Lighthouse, which has since become an icon in its own right. Ironically, the lighthouse was originally located elsewhere: 60 miles south, in Hooper Strait. But when the historic landmark was set to be demolished, the Maritime Museum stepped in, saved the lighthouse and developed it into the museum’s premiere attraction. Gain an enlightened perspective of the Chesapeake Bay through the numerous interactive exhibits of the Maritime Museum before continuing your exciting Maryland Tour.
Upon your return to the town of Easton, Maryland, take a little time to explore some of the artisans’ crafts stores and window shop downtown. After experiencing a bit of what Maryland has to offer, you’ve probably worked up an appetite, and Easton is the perfect place to satisfy it. For a true taste of one of the best small towns in America, you might want to check out Oxford Greens. With a bit of a quirky country-store atmosphere, this local favorite is a great spot for soups, sandwiches or even a casual dinner. For a formal setting, try Out of the Fire. The delectable, comprehensive menu features local seafood, pizzas and a quality wine list. Or for a relaxed night in, enjoy your the Tidewater Inn’s restaurant, Hunter’s Tavern.
After a beautiful half-day of sailing from St. Michaels to Rock Hall, unwind and enjoy the deliberate pace of this Chesapeake gem. And if you’re in the mood for crab cakes, you’ve landed in the right place. Situated right on Rock Hall Harbor, Waterman’s Crab house is a must-visit. Indulge in the local specialty and enjoy the views before retiring to your comfortable room at the Inn at Huntingfield Creek.
Join us in discovering the charm and serenity of Maryland on our bucolic journey, Cycling the Chesapeake Bay.