- Eastern Shore Towns
- Western Shore Towns
Cambridge: How to Experience This Colonial City
Cambridge is one of the nation's oldest Colonial cities. But it stands out because it's on the beautiful Choptank River and has a hip, retro-cool downtown.
North Beach: What’s There & How to Experience It
North Beach, MD, is a small Chesapeake Bay town featuring a big beach. It's an escape weekend nowhere near big city action.
CHESAPEAKE BAY BEACHES
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Tangier Island Beach
With its white sand and clear, emerald water, Virginia's Tanger Island has the most beautiful beach in the Chesapeake Bay. Only problem is you need a boat to get there.
CHESAPEAKE BAY ISLANDS
Smith Island vs. Tangier Island: Which Do You Visit?
You have time for just a day-trip, and ferries for both Smith and Tangier islands leave at the same time for close to the same price. We help you decide.Read More
Hooper Island, a scenic chain of islands off the Chesapeake Bay’s Eastern Shore, where life revolves around seafood, charter fishing and other outdoor sports. And, you can drive to it!Read More
Tangier Island offers a unique look at the watermans’ life on the Chesapeake Bay, amazing seafood, as well as unique scenic views, and a beautiful beach.Read More
- Eastern Shore Routes
- Western Shore Routes
- E-Bike Routes
How to Soar Through Blackwater Wildlife Refuge? On a Bike!
The low-down on cycling through scenic Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. Maps, photos and descriptions of the 25-mile ride on Maryland's Eastern Shore.
Two Cycling Routes to See the Best of Annapolis
An 11-mile tour through Colonial Annapolis and the hip Eastport neighborhood, with an optional 21-mile side-ride to see amazing Chesapeake Bay views
Pump up Your Adventurous Side With 5 Great E-Bike Routes
Five Maryland routes designed for E-Bikes away from crowded bike trails. Includes maps, descriptions and suggestions for shortening the rides.
- Whiskey Reviews
- Spirits News
Tobacco Barn Straight Rye Whiskey: a Lot of Flavors and None of Them Harsh
Tobacco Barn's rye whiskey is a leader in the new class of Maryland Ryes. It comes from the same Southern Maryland county where Basil Hayden got his start.
Maryland Rye Whiskey & Bourbon Labels: How to Read Them
Labels on bourbon and rye whiskey bottles are packed with meaning. We break it down to help you buy the whiskey you want & feel like an expert.
5 Maryland Distilleries That Make Great Day Trips
Many Maryland distilleries are in fun historic towns or at gorgeous locations. We have maps, descriptions and pics to help you plan.
Beyond Cabernet: 10 Cool Things to Know About ‘Other’ Wines
Wine consultant Chris Stagnitta provides unique insights on the world of wine beyond Cabernet and Champaigne. He predicts the next big thing in wine.
- Feature Stories
- Regional news
- Chesapeake Bay
Invasion of the Jellyfish! Where to go to avoid them…
Sea nettles (also called jellyfish) start swarming the Chesapeake Bay in mid-summer. We share the downlow on where they are and how to avoid them.
Want to Buy a Boat? Here’s a low-cost insider hook-up!
The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is the quality consignment shop of boat buying, whether you're looking for a yacht or little runabout, sailboat or power boat.
The Grit Behind Getting the Boats to the Big Show
Sailing yachts at the Annapolis Boat Show are too big to be delivered by land. They have to be sailed in. One crew sailed 6,800 nautical miles from South Africa to sell their latest model, SV Odyssey.
50-Pound Catfish Caught in Potomac River
50-pound Blue Catfish caught September 28, 2017 in the Potomac River by a guy fishing with his buddies from their kayaks.
Rock Snot. It’s a real thing!
It only looks like snot, but this invasive algae is a serious problem in the Chesapeake Bay, clinging to rocks in the tributaries that flow into the main water. Scientists can't stop it. And, they don't know what kind of harm it could do.
How to Pick a Chesapeake Bay Crab? Depends on who you ask.
Here are some of the best techniques for eating, also called "picking", Chesapeake Bay crabs. Each person will tell you their way is the best. We found videos representing the main tricks of the trade.