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Boating In Cambridge, Maryland

A Meeting of the Past and Present

The city of Cambridge in Dorchester County may be a little town, but it has a wealth of historical significance and culture. From the screwpile style Choptank River Lighthouse on the waterfront to new boutiques and first rate restaurants, Cambridge Maryland is a unique meeting of heritage and modernity.

Known for its maritime history, Cambridge is dotted with parks and museums, displaying old-fashioned wooden sailing vessels. Dock at the popular River Marsh Marina at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa & Marina or the Cambridge Municipal Marina. Head into town to dine or pick up supplies at the Cambridge Main Street Farmers’ Market, open every Thursday at Long Wharf Park. Locals and visitors alike agree that Snapper’s Waterfront Café serves the best Southwestern and Jamaican-inspired dishes in the area.

Cambridge Maryland has a variety of different activities to offer. On the Choptank River, Cambridge is a prime location for outdoor recreation, attracting bird watchers, photographers, cyclists, paddlers, and every kind of nature lover. For those seeking a more relaxed pace, Cambridge’s historic district brick streets are perfect for strolling. Alternatively, submerge into Cambridge’s history and explore traditional oil dredging methods by chartering a boat on the water.

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Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina
a 342 acre resort ideal for family vacations, weekend trips, and business retreats, including multiple amenities, such as indoor and outdoor pools, golf, a luxury spa, and a full-service marina. Stay on your boat or treat yourself to a suite overlooking the water.
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Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge
a sanctuary for waterfowl, Blackwater contains over 25,000 acres of wetlands, fields, and deciduous forests to bike, walk, or drive. Enjoy birdwatching or opportunities for fishing and crabbing.
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Richardson Maritime Museum & Boatworks
Showcases detailed models of traditional boats that traveled the Chesapeake Bay. Dedicated to preserving traditional wood boatbuilding techniques, this gem of Dorchester County is a fascinating journey into historic Cambridge.
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Skipjack Nathan
Constructed by volunteers, the Nathan of Dorchester has been upholding the oyster dredging heritage of Maryland’s Eastern Shore since 1994. Sail and dredge for oysters with the last skipjack built in the 20<sup>th</sup> century, from May to October.
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Layton’s Chance Vineyard & Winery
Part of the Chesapeake wine trail, Layton’s Chance is a family grown vineyard, offering weekend tours and daily tastings. Stroll the nature trails of the 1800 acre “Lazy Day” farm and sample great wine.
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Harriet Tubman Museum & Education Center
Visit this museum to follow the life of Harriet Tubman, a Dorchester county native, who brought dozens of slaves to freedom through the Underground Railroad. Open Tuesday through Saturday.
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Water's Edge Grill
Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina 100 Heron Blvd, Cambridge, MD 21613
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Ocean Odyssey
316 Sunburst Hwy, Route 50, Cambridge, MD 21613
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Bistro Poplar
535 Poplar St, Cambridge, MD 21613
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Carmela’s Cucina
400 Academy St, Suite 1, Cambridge, MD 21613
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Bay Country Bakery
2951 Ocean Gtwy, Cambridge, MD 21613
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High Spot Gastropub
305 High St, Cambridge, MD 21613
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Snapper’s Waterfront Café
112 Commerce St, Cambridge, MD 21613
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Cambridge Classic Powerboat Regatta
Cambridge Main Street Farmers’ Market
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Taste of Cambridge Crab Cook-Off and Festival
Nearest Airport
Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA)
38.5632, -76.0788
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