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Top Things to do Around Chesapeake City

This beautiful town features lovely restored homes, inns and B&Bs. You will find great shops, restaurants, the C&D Canal Museum, bike trails and outdoor summer concerts.

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1 Close yet far away!

So close to major cities (an hour to both Baltimore and Philadelphia) and an easy commute off I-95, yet your state of relaxation will tell you that you've traveled a world away. The Historic District is small enough to be easily walkable, yet there is so much to do here!


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History & Heritage


Location:
100 Bohemia Avenue
Chesapeake City, MD 21915
410-885-5298


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2 Rest, eat, drink, shop!

Though our town is historic, our Inns, restaurants and shops offer all of the modern comforts and pleasures a visitor could ask for.  Three of our well-known waterfront restaurants are consistent winners in Delaware and Maryland newspaper readers’ polls. Our shops are all located in historic buildings, adding to that special ambience of small-town American charm.


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Type:
Bed & Breakfasts and Inns


Location:
104 Bohemia Avenue
Chesapeake City, MD 21915
410-885-5995


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C&D Canal Museum

3 Enjoy the history!

Our historic village features homes and gardens from the 1800's, many on the National Historic Register, and can be enjoyed via a self-guided or guide-directed walking tour. Visit the C&D Canal Museum, which provides a detailed history of the canal that built Chesapeake City. Our canal is the third busiest commercial waterway in the world and a vital contributor to global economy. The museum has interactive displays and items of interest for all age groups.


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Visual Arts


Location:
815 Bethel Rd
Chesapeake City, MD 21915
410-885-5622


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4 Outdoor adventures!

Bike or walk the Ben Cardin Recreational Trail, which courses along the banks of the Canal eastward, where it crosses into Delaware and extends 15.5 more miles all the way to the Delaware River. Kayak in scenic Back Creek, which is a slow, meandering paddle through scenic countryside. Bald eagles, ospreys, heron and even otters are regular inhabitants of the area's wetlands.

Turkey Point Lighthouse sits atop a 100-foot bluff and offers stunning views of the Chesapeake Bay.

5 A Parade of Ships!

The canal is part of the intracoastal waterway. Ocean-going cargo ships, tall ships, barges, sailboats, mega-yachts and other recreational boats enjoy the direct route from the Chesapeake Bay to the Delaware River, cutting 300 miles off the excursion around the Delmarva peninsula. While you're here, take a historic boat tour of the canal on the Miss Clare, an authentic Chesapeake Bay deadrise waterman's boat. See Turkey Point lighthouse from the headwaters of the Chesapeake Bay, learn the heritage of the region and savor sites you can only see from the water.


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History & Heritage


Location:
4395 Turkey Point Road
North East, MD 21901
410-287-5333


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6 Revere the Grape!

Six wineries are within 40 minutes of Chesapeake City, all part of the Chesapeake Wine Trail.


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Type:
Breweries, Wineries & Distilleries


Location:
c/o Layton's Chance Vineyards
Vienna, MD 21869
410-252-9463


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7 Winterfest!

Our month-long holiday celebration; enjoy the Victorian Candlelight House Tour,  take a horse-drawn carriage ride, sing along with the Dickens carolers, glide along our waterfront ice-skating rink. Marvel at the larger-than-life holiday lighting displays dotting the waterfront and the parks. And don’t miss the Town Christmas Tree, made entirely from crab pots.


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Events


Location:
108 Bohemia Ave.
Chesapeake City, MD 21915
410-885-5298


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8 Ghost Walk!

A two-night annual event hosted by silent ghouls. Help solve the mystery play which is performed by a professional acting troupe, on porches and locations throughout town. Always held the weekend before Halloween –– a different story every year.

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9 Antique Car Show!

August 27, 2016
From Woodies to Caddies and everything that is antique in cars, this outdoor event continues to grow - more than 500 cars are on display in and around the historic district. Chesapeake City Car Show on facebook

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10 Shakespeare in the Park in the Dark!

The Brown Box Theater Project performs a different Shakespeare play under the stars in our waterfront park annually each fall. A free event.

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