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Welcome to the Eastern Shore of Virginia and Maryland
The "Eastern Shore" is the eastern side of the Chesapeake Bay, and it includes parts of Virginia and Maryland. The region is characterized by tiny historic towns, meandering creeks, beautiful natural areas, great seafood and lots of opportunities for outdoor recreation. Visit the Eastern Shore of Virginia and Maryland for thoroughly charming good time.
Maryland Eastern Shore
The Maryland Eastern Shore was a drive-through area between Annapolis and Ocean City until a few years ago. Now small bayside towns like Chestertown, St Michaels, Cambridge, and Crisfield are destinations in their own right. A visit to Maryland's Eastern Shore might include exploring the friendly shops in our little towns, biking through wilderness parks, kayaking on a creek, and eating crab cakes at seafood restaurants.
Maryland's Eastern Shore is connected to the rest of the state by the Bay Bridge, which crosses 4.5 miles of the Bay between Annapolis and Kent Island. From luxury resorts to quaint bed-and-breakfasts, there are plenty of places for you to spend a week or a weekend. Another way to the Shore is the Lewes Cape May Ferry.
Eastern Shore of Virginia
The Eastern Shore of Virginia is even more of an undiscovered gem, with few residents and hundreds of miles of shoreline on the Bay and Ocean. Chincoteague Island, Tangier Island, Onancock and Cape Charles are the tiny waterfront towns that attract the most visitors. You should see historic Accomac and Eastville too.
The 17-mile Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel crosses the mouth of the Bay from Virginia Beach to the southern tip of the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Once you're here, it's easy to get around. Route 13 is the major north - south highway. But plan to get off the highway - the best of the region is definitely on the back roads. The terrain is pancake flat, so bring a bicycle and pedal for a while.
For more information about the entire Chesapeake Bay region, visit BayDreaming.com