choose your adventure!

With so much to see and do in Dorchester County, it can be hard to narrow down the choices.  Not to worry, we’ve got you covered.

Scroll through our Dorchester essentials below and find the perfect adventure for you!

  • Nature’s Beauty

    Unspoiled landscapes, stunning sunsets, beautiful waterways—there’s beauty waiting around every curve in Dorchester County on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Here are a few of our favorite ways to soak it all in. watch for eagles With 27,000 acres of dramatic marshland and great wildlife watching, Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge in Cambridge attracts visitors from all over the world. Watch for bald eagles, great blue herons, migrating ducks and birds, osprey, Delmarva fox squirrels, sika deer, and more. Spring is a great time to see migrating shorebirds, and October and November are prime time for seeing upwards of 50,000 migrating ducks and geese, as well as tundra swans and sika deer. Explore the four-mile Wildlife Drive by car or bicycle, or walk one of the short nature trails. Or just come for the breathtaking sunsets. [...]

  • Dorchester County steamed crabs

    Local Flavor

    Around these parts, watermen and women head out on the water to catch crab, oyster, and fish to bring it to your plate. We’re home to the J.M. Clayton Seafood Company, the oldest continuously running crab factory in the world. Our farmers work the land to bring us sweet corn, tomatoes, strawberries, and more. Here are a few ways to sample our homegrown goodness....   join a waterman and catch your own crabfeast Ride along with a lifelong waterman with Stoney Cove Charters for a day on the water catching Maryland crabs, then enjoy a crabfeast with your catch! Or let others do the work and order up steamed crabs or crabs any which way (crab cakes, crab soup, crab dip, etc.) at many of our restaurants. The Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay [...]

  • Family Fun

    trip ideas: family fun Here are a few ways to keep the kids happy and interested as you explore Dorchester County... Get outdoors and explore nature at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, which makes it easy to watch for bald eagles, great blue herons, and other waterfowl and wildlife along their four-mile Wildlife Drive, which you can explore by car, by bicycle, or by foot. Pick your own berries or flowers, explore a pumpkin patch, or wander the corn maze (depending on the season) at Emily's Produce, where you can also see goats and chickens and have fun in the play area. Rent a kayak, paddleboard, or bicycle from our adventure outfitters, including Blackwater Adventures and, for SUPs, Over Board Paddle & Fitness. Walk into a Native American longhouse built with traditional materials and techniques [...]