See the Bay

Each month, our See the Bay section features a Chesapeake Bay destination in either Maryland or Virginia. We let boaters know top places to visit in the area, where to eat, and anything you need to know if visiting by boat.

May 18, 2019
Among Middle Bay boaters, the Kent Narrows waterway is a well-known and popular dock-and-dine destination. It’s also the most direct water route between the Chester River and the Eastern Bay.
May 6, 2019
Bordered by the Bay on the west and Kent Narrows on the east, Kent Island is a fast growing community at the foot of the eastern end of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.
May 1, 2019
Cambridge, MD, located on the banks of the Choptank River, is full of history and countless opportunities to get out on the water, as Dorchester County has more waterways and shoreline than any other…
March 25, 2019
On March 25, 1634, European settlers from the ships the Ark and the Dove first stepped foot onto Maryland soil at
March 13, 2019
The Memorial Day weekend Chestertown Tea Party Reenactment pays homage to the 1774 event with pageantry, fun, and festivities.
February 13, 2019
Compared to the Chesapeake Bay’s many tributaries, the York River is a shorty. But what it lacks in length, it makes up for in beauty and history.
December 12, 2018
As the holidays wind down, conversations turn to New Year’s Resolutions. Boaters, rather than resolutions, let's make boating plans. Here are our top 10 ways to get on the water more in 2019.
November 13, 2018
Just because your boat has been hauled for the winter does not mean that you can’t get out and explore Chesapeake country. There’s much to do along and near the waterfront during the holidays for the…
October 10, 2018
We locals love showing off our city to visiting boaters. Here's the PropTalk 2018 list of what's new in town, favorite food, and best-kept secrets.
October 9, 2018
There are many distinctive neighborhoods that make Annapolis so special. Here are a few you'll want to explore.
September 12, 2018
First founded in 1682 and within 100 years known as the “Colonial Capital of the Eastern Shore,” Easton, MD, today remains Talbot County’s “big city.” All year long, this town of 17,000 attracts ar
August 15, 2018
A great many cruisers travel to and through Hampton Roads who would never think to turn west at the mouth of the harbor, but there’s a hidden little gem at the Old Point Comfort Marina.
August 13, 2018
The Fred W. Beazley River Academy is much more than an environmentally friendly building. It is a visitor center, classroom, storage facility, an example to homeowners, and the centerpiece at the…
July 13, 2018
Thanks to a couple of progressive mayors, a resourceful town administrator, visionary businessmen, and a “never say die” community spirit, Southern Maryland’s Leonardtown is a thriving, waterfront…
June 13, 2018
Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1933 and contains one third of Maryland’s wetlands.
June 13, 2018
Dorchester County, located on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, is comprised of over 1700 miles of shoreline.
May 11, 2018
The southernmost town on the Eastern Shore, Cape Charles, is located near the tip of the DelMarVa Peninsula and the eastern entrance to the Chesapeake Bay.
April 23, 2018
Driving east onto Kent Island from the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, or arriving from the west along a bustling Route 50, it’s hard to imagine the English establishing Kent Fort in 1631 and its wild, pris