Chesapeake City's Blue Sky Reflected in the Blue Water
Chesapeake City's Blue Sky Reflected in the Blue Water
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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 Chesapeake City Historic District

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!


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Type:
History & Heritage


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


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2 Inns, Restaurants and Shops - Inn at the Canal

Though Chesapeake City is historic, the inns, restaurants and shops offer all of the modern comforts and pleasures a visitor could ask for.  Three well-known waterfront restaurants are consistent winners in Delaware and Maryland newspaper readers’ polls; 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 Ave
Chesapeake City, MD 21915
410-885-5995


C&D Canal Museum

3 C&D Canal Museum

Chesapeake City features homes and gardens from the 1800s, 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.  The museum has interactive displays and items of interest for all age groups.


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Type:
Visual Arts


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


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4 The Ben Cardin Recreational Trail

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 Chesapeake City Canal & The Turkey Point Lighthouse

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 see only from the water.


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Type:
Attraction


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


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6 The Chesapeake Wine Trail

15 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


Chesapeake City Winterfest Image Credit: ChesapeakeCity.com

7 Winterfest!

Late November - Early January

A  holiday celebration that welcomes visitors to enjoy the Victorian Candlelight House Tour,  take a horse-drawn carriage ride, sing along with the Dickens carolers, glide along the 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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8 Ghost Walk!

October
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
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

portrait of Shakespeare

10 Shakespeare in the Park in the Dark!

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

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Bohemia Avenue in Chesapeake City
Colorful Houses along Bohemia Avenue in Chesapeake City
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Chesapeake City Waterfront at Dusk
Chesapeake City Waterfront at Dusk with Boats
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Boats pass under the Chesapeake City Bridge
Boats pass under the bridge in Chesapeake City
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Chesapeake City Water Tours
Chesapeake City Water Tours
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Chesapeake City Lights on the Water at Night
Lights from the Historic Town of Chesapeake City Gleam on the Water at Night
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Chesapeake City's Blue Sky Reflected in the Blue Water
Chesapeake City's Blue Sky Reflected in the Blue Water
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Historic Chesapeake City is on the National and Maryland Historic Registries. 

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Lights from the Historic Town of Chesapeake City Gleam on the Water at Night
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