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Backroads & Byways of Chesapeake Bay: Drives, Day Trips, and Weekend Excursions

Backroads & Byways of Chesapeake Bay: Drives, Day Trips, and Weekend Excursions

by Leslie Atkins


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17 unforgettable road trips through Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia

Want to hunt shipwrecks for treasure? Explore sites from the War of 1812? How about enjoying great seafood in a waterfront village? Or birding in a bird-watching mecca? Backroads & Byways of Chesapeake Bay devotes itineraries to all of these excursions and many more, all accompanied by color photographs and maps.

All the ideas and information you need for a few days or a few weeks are covered here. Award-winning author Leslie Atkins also recommends comfortable accommodations and delightful restaurants to help ensure that your stay all around the Bay will be memorable.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781682684320
Publisher: Countryman Press, The
Publication date: 04/14/2020
Series: Backroads & Byways Series
Edition description: Second
Pages: 248
Sales rank: 712,821
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Leslie Atkins's work has appeared in the Washington Post, USA Today, Baltimore SunPittsburgh Post-Gazette, and Baltimore Magazine, among many other publications. She lives in Maryland.

Table of Contents

Introduction 9

Practical Stuff 13

Geographic Designations 17

On Getting Lost 23

1 Viewing Lighthouses in the Chesapeake 25

2 Visiting Former Steamboat Landings 43

3 Traveling the Upper Chesapeake Bay 53

4 Enjoying Trains, Planes, and Nascar 63

5 Island-Hopping on the Virginia Eastern Shore 73

6 Touring Quintessential Atlantic Beaches 87

7 Wandering Breathtaking Du Pont Estates 99

8 Exploring the Bandywine Valley's Riches 111

9 Taking the Ferry from Lewes to Cape May and Sack Again 121

10 Tracing the Path of the Nanticoke and Choptank Indians 135

11 Visiting Alpacas, Amish Farms, and Dinosaurs 149

12 Traversing the Banks of the C&D Canal 161

13 Tracking the War of 1812 171

14 Hunting for Shipwreck Treasures, Seashells, and Sea Glass 181

15 Searching Labyrinths, Historic Cemeteries, and Mason-Dixon Markers 195

16 Keeping Up with Owls, Eagles, Orioles, and Ravens 213

17 Relaxing in Virginia's Northern Neck 223

Resources for Further Information 235

Acknowledgments 239

Index 241

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