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Explore the wonderful neighborhood of Chesapeake City & some local attractions worth the daytrip!

C&D Canal Museum

C&D Canal Museum

FREE ADMISSION. Groups welcome.
815 Bethel Road
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
410-885-5622

Discover the history of the world’s third busiest canal. Replica Bethel Bridge Lighthouse is also on site. Both the museum and lighthouse are open to the public year-round: Monday – Friday 10:00 am – 3:00 pm (year round), Open Saturday and Sunday 11:00 am – 4:00 pm (Memorial Day through Labor Day).

This extraordinary gem of a museum traces the history of the world’s third busiest shipping canal. Owned and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, this waterfront historic site is located inside the original 18th century pump house that once controlled the water levels in the locks along the first edition of the canal. Interactive displays, fascinating videos and more enchant visitors of all ages.

C&D Canal Museum
Fiber Arts Supply Shop

Fiber Arts Supply Shop

Vulcan’s Rest Fibers is a warm and welcoming fiber arts supply shop located in Chesapeake City, Maryland. We aspire to be an on-going homebase for local fiber arts enthusiasts. It is our goal to have people feel welcome if their interest in fiber crafts is at an expert level, as a beginner, or just because they admire beautiful handmade things. We want to inspire and encourage each other to express our creativity, in addition to providing a source of raw materials to do so. Classes and get-togethers are only part of the picture; it's an attitude or feeling of community we strive for.

We carry an amazing array of fiber art supplies to fulfill your every need. Knitting supplies, crochet supplies, weaving supplies, spinning supplies, including spinning wheels for sale, basket weaving materials and needle felting supplies are all available, as well as books and finished goods.

Beautiful, hand-made finished products such as baby items, scarves, hats, shawls and sweaters are available, all made by local fiber artists. Hand made baskets and decorative gourds are sold as well.

Vulcan's Rest
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Chesapeake City Water Tours

The Premier Boat Tour and Water Taxi service on the Chesapeake Bay. 

Sunset Cruises, Private Parties, Corporate Outings, Live Music Cruises. Beer/Wine available. Catering available. Book online or at our kiosk building located near the south side dock next to the Chesapeake Inn Restaurant.

All of our Captains and Crew members are licensed by the United States Coast Guard, experienced, trained and professional! We pride ourselves in safety, which is our absolute top priority, followed by having a good time! Our company founder has professional experience in the commercial shipping industry and is an alumni of SUNY Maritime College.

Chesapeake CIty Water Tours
Chase N' Dreams on the C&D Canal

The Cruise Boat

Chase N’ Dreams–the largest of our fleet is a 50′ custom built Catamaran, which offers a smooth and stable ride for up to 49 passengers. 

All of our vessels are USCG licensed and inspected and carry all required safety equipment on board at all times and have a fully functioning restroom available.They are covered by a canopy for inclement weather and shade, but offer an Open Bow design for guests looking to soak up a little sunshine!

Book a Cruise with Chesapeake CIty Watertours

Mount Harmon Plantation

mont harmon plantation

Mount Harmon is the northern most colonial-era Tidewater Plantation in the Chesapeake region open to the public.  Mount Harmon prospered as a tobacco plantation, and was restored by a direct descendant of it’s colonial owners, Mrs. Marguerite du Pont Boden, to its heyday during the gilded age of agriculture and trade in Maryland’s early colonies.

The plantation is situated on a peninsula formed by creeks and inlets of the Sassafras River in Cecil County, Maryland, known on early maps as World’s End. Mount Harmon is listed on the National Historic Register, is an official Chesapeake Bay Gateway Network site, and is located along the National Scenic Byway.

Mount Harmon Plantation
Mount Harmondiagram, map

Mount Harmon is open for guided tours May ~ October, and is available by appointment for school field trips and special group tours April ~ November. Mount Harmon is also available for weddings, corporate retreats, and private functions, and makes a spectacular setting for any special occasion.

Tours & Day Passes at Mount Harmon
a river running through a field

Elk Neck State Park

Elk Neck State Park is located in Cecil County on a peninsula, formed by the Chesapeake Bay on the west and the Elk River on the east. The park has 2,370 acres of land and includes 250 campsites, four youth group sites and 15 cabins. Varied landscapes include marshlands, heavily wooded areas, white clay cliffs and sandy shorelines.

Elk Neck State Park is divided into four areas. Turkey Point Lighthouse is located at the southern tip of the Elk Neck Peninsula. North East Beach Area and Picnic Shelters is a popular day-use area located in the western portion of the park and features a swimming area, canoe/kayak launch, picnic shelters, picnic tables and grills. Rogues Harbor Boat Launch Facility offers public boating access to the Elk River, and fishing piers. The Elk River Camping Area is located on the eastern portion of the peninsula and offers over 250 campsites, 15 cabins (nine mini/camper cabins and six rustic cabins), a youth group camping area, park store, playground and a nature center.

Elk Neck State Park
a house with trees in the background of a large green field

CHATEAU BU-DE WINERY AND VINEYARD

Bohemia Manor Farm
237 Bohemia Manor Farm Lane
Chesapeake City, MD 21915

410.885.2500

Enjoy a wine tasting, glass, or bottle with beautiful views of the Bohemia River. If you are looking for an event venue, we are happy to accommodate you – contact Brenda at brenda@chateaubude.com for more information!

CHATEAU BU-DE WINERY AND VINEYARD
Broken Spoke Winery

Broken Spoke Winery

942 Glebe Road
Earleville MD 21919

302.547.6022
info@brokenspokewinery.com

Broken Spoke Vineyard & Winery is located on Maryland’s Eastern Shore of Maryland, one of the state’s largest wine regions. The winery is also a part of the Rivers to Canal Wine Corridor on the upper shore. The winery is a member of the Chesapeake Wine Trail.

Broken Spoke Winery
Crow Vineyard & Winer

Crow Vineyard & Winery

Crow Vineyard & Winery, LLC
12441 Vansants Corner Rd.
Kennedyville, MD 21645

302.304.0551 Office
410.648.5687 Farmstay B&B (please do not call after 8pm)

Crow Vineyard & Winery is located on Maryland’s Eastern shore 10 minutes north of historic Chestertown. As an award-winning winery and year round tourism venue, Crow is helping to shape a wine country of note for Maryland’s Eastern Shore

Crow Vineyard & Winery
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Rock Hall Maryland

Town of Rock Hall  
5585 Main Street 
Rock Hall MD 21661 

410-639-7611 Town of Rock Hall

Take a break from the hectic pace of everyday life with a visit to the Pearl of the Chesapeake, our precious waterfront town right on the Chesapeake Bay. Rock Hall offers many ways to chill…Dock your boat at one of our marinas or stay on land to enjoy live music and dine on local oysters, crabs and rockfish. Go sailing, hunting, fishing, biking or hiking and learn about our Eastern Shore heritage. Our family-friendly beach and nearby National Wildlife Refuge will give you the breathing space you deserve.  

Rock Hall Maryland
a knife sitting on top of a wooden table

Bayheads Brewing Company

2525 Augustine Herman HWY
Suite D
Chesapeake City, MD 21915 

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The Bayheads Story
WE ARE TRUE TO OUR ROOTS.
Bayheads Brewing Company is a nano brewery located in Chesapeake City, Maryland. Founded in 2016 by three small-town, hard-working guys who love brewing great craft beer. The company name, Bayheads, is based on the founders' roots in Maryland's Eastern Shore along the various rivers leading to the famous Chesapeake Bay. 

Bayheads Brewing Company
MV Bay Breeze Boat Cruises

MV Bay Breeze Boat Cruises

Come experience the history, local knowledge, and memorable atmosphere with us at M/V Bay Breeze of Chesapeake City. Welcome Aboard the original entertainment & booze cruise vessel of the C&D Canal and Elk River in the town of Chesapeake City, Maryland. The cruise is on!

M/V Bay Breeze boat cruises, handles tours & sightseeing cruises, steamed blue crab cruises, and special events ranging from a day out with the family to corporate outings, sunset & booze cruises, wedding rehearsals, and much more. Our vessel is equipped to seat 26 passengers comfortably, with outstanding views from every seat!  

Cruise Info
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Painted Sky Alpaca Farm

95 Knight House Lane
Earleville, MD 21919

410-275-9423

Come get up close & personal with an alpaca!  Discover the wonderful world of alpacas at Painted Sky Alpaca Farm, a family run business where we breed and raise and sell quality Huacaya Alpacas (pronounced whah-kai-ah). Whether you are interested in starting your own alpaca farm, adding to your herd, shopping for finished goods made from alpaca fiber, or just want to take a fun trip to our alpaca farm to meet and learn all about alpacas, all are welcome.

Hours:  Noon to 5 p.m. daily.

Painted Sky
a display in a store

Serenity Spa

Escape from the pressures of your daily life and enter into a serene oasis at Serenity Salon, Spa & Tanning. You’ll feel a sense of caring from our talented and passionate staff and a calming sense of relief as you enter into our “sanctuary” at Serenity. Whether you enter the salon for a new hairstyle, a deep tissue massage, a rejuvenating Hydrafacial or a full day of pampering, we will meet and exceed your expectations. We want you to feel as beautiful as you are!


Serenity Spa
a large lawn in front of a house

Canal Creamery

Located in the beautiful town of Chesapeake City, MD right on the water of the C&D Canal. Serving delicious farm fresh ice cream, candy, and baked goods.

Canal creamery is now serving milkshakes, root beer floats, baked goods, hotdogs, coffee, tea, and cold drinks. Link below to check their Facebook for seasonal hours.

Canal Creamery