If you are looking for a great day trip a little less than an hour drive from Baltimore or Philadelphia, cruise on over to a quaint restored village called Chesapeake City.
If you are looking for Maryland Blue Crabs, waddle yourself to Second and Bohemia avenues and into the Tap Room. The Tap Room has the best hot spicy fresh blue crabs I have ever eaten. The Bayard House is another unique restaurant where you can enjoy your meal with a fantastic view of the water. The Anaheim peppers stuffed with lump-crab is a spectacular dish. If you are looking for a lighter lunch the crab cake sandwiches and freshly squeezed lemonade at the Canal Creamery are great. The homemade ice cream here is wonderful.
If you will be making this a weekend, I recommend staying at the Blue Max Inn. The Inn is a restored Georgian Federalist style structure and was built in 1854. The guest rooms are very romantic, and the waterfront balconies are a great place to relax with a brew while watching the boats traveling on the C & D Canal. Another choice to overnight is the Shipwatch Inn or the Inn at the Canal.
Interesting stores to wander in are the Back Creek General Store, Back Swan Antiques, The Christmas Corner, Marens, and other quaint shops. We enjoyed an afternoon concert at the waterside park. Walk down and check out the carpenter's dream of a wooden stage.
Enjoy your day or weekend at Maryland's Chesapeake City.
Read all 15 Reviews
Write a Review