Chesapeake City, Maryland

Christine Crowley By Christine Crowley, 15th Feb 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Chesapeake City is a charming town located on the C and D canal. Filled with good restaurants, shops, water activities, etc.

Chesapeake City

Chesapeake City is a charming town located on the C and D canal - Chesapeake and Delaware Canal for those who are not familiar with this area. The canal connects the Chesapeake Bay and the Delaware River and was built in the early 1800's. Chesapeake City was divided by this canal - now having Chesapeake City North and Chesapeake City South. There is a very informative museum which documents the building of the canal and is a must visit if you are in Chesapeake City.

There are several b and b's in Chesapeake City but I can recommend The Ship Watch Inn. This b and b is located right on the canal and you can watch the boat traffic from your room or from the deck overlooking the canal. The rooms are beautifully furnished and a tasty breakfast is served starting at 7:30am.

The Bayard House is a lovely restaurant with a huge enclosed porch overlooking the canal. it is a favorite place for lunch so get there early and enjoy. Salads, crab cakes and fresh fish are always on the menu. Dinner is served starting at 5:30 or so and an extensive menu will please your pallet. Fish, crab cakes, meat and wonderful appetizers await your pleasure at The Bayard House.

There are quite a few shops for your shopping pleasure including a real yarn shop. Not many of those around. An ice cream parlor down the street from The Bayard House is a favorite with visitors.

The Chesapeake Inn is a short walk from The Ship Watch Inn and features an outdoor deck with a bar and live music in the afternoons and evenings. It is a favorite of the locals and can get crowded. The restaurant upstairs is quiet and quite lovely and has a wonderful menu from which to choose. There is a marina just outside The Chesapeake Inn and many boats pull up to the dock for a drink and lunch or dinner. The boat traffic is wonderful to see - everything from sail boats to motor boats to tankers to, yes, ocean liners. I happen to be there when a German ocean liner went through in the middle of the night. What a sight!

I hope to get back there soon once Spring arrives and hope to see you there!


Chesapeake City, Maryland, Travel, United States

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author avatar Melissa Dawn
15th Feb 2012 (#)

Sold! I'd love to go here. Sounds fantastic :-)

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