Surrounded and shaped by water, downtown Cambridge is a friendly, boatable and walkable historic community on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
Located on the Choptank River, Cambridge dates back to 1684, making it one of the oldest colonial cities in Maryland. Originally a seaport community,it has a rich maritime heritage that can be explored in museums, through historic district tours and river cruises.
1 Follow the Footsteps of Harriet Tubman
Famed Underground Railroad conductor Harriet Tubman was born near Cambridge, and a museum honoring her stands in the heart of the downtown district.The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center and State Park tells the story of the remarkable woman who risked her life to lead enslaved people to safetyand freedom. The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Scenic Byway takes you through the landscape to discover stories of Tubman and other freedom seekers and those who helped them along the way.
4068 Golden Hill Rd
Church Creek, MD 21622
2 Do it All at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay
With a wealth of amenities, you’ll have a dream vacation at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina. The River Marsh Golf Club is one of the top courses in the Northeast according to Condé Nast. The spa offers endless options for pampering. The 400 waterfront acres invite walking and biking, and are home to a protected heron rookery. Weekend and special packages make booking an escape easy.
100 Heron Blvd
Cambridge, MD 21613
3 Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge
The refuge has more than 28,000 acres of woodland, rich tidal marsh, freshwater ponds and managed cropland—great for birdwatching, cycling, hiking, and paddling.
Blackwater NWR is a major stop on the Atlantic Flyway. Throughout the year there is a diverse population of more than 250 species of birds including bald eagles, in addition to mammals, reptiles, and amphibians.
The refuge features a full service Visitor Center with a bookstore, restrooms, butterfly garden, and observatory, and a 4-mile Wildlife Drive with walking trails and a photo blind.
4 Two IRONMAN Events
The 70.3-mile IRONMAN Eagleman is on June 10, 2018.
The 140.6-mile IRONMAN Maryland is on September 29, 2018
Big news - IRONMAN Maryland, the 140.6-mile fall triathlon won the 2017 IRONMAN Athletes’ Choice Award for “Best Overall Satisfaction!” - the top award for an IRONMAN event anywhere in the world, based on athletes opinions. The race gets high marks for the bike, the run, the “best city host experience,” and more! More info...