Chesapeake Living

Store Owner in her shop
Take a break from your daily hectic schedule to discover the lifestyle in Cambridge on Maryland's Eastern Shore, where charm and hospitality are waiting. Accommodations from a world class resort to luxurious Bed and Breakfasts will suit any taste. Plan a trip around one of the many community events and be sure to sample extraordinary Chesapeake Bay cuisine at any one of the many restaurants. With so much to offer, we invite you to choose Cambridge!


Explore a community whose heritage includes Native American tribes and a bustling colonial seaport community. Experience a place where watermen still harvest fresh delicacies from the Bay and its tributaries, and discover an active artist community with galleries scattered among the boutiques in the historic shopping district.

Itinerary Ideas

Need some itinerary ideas? Stroll along historic High Street with costumed guides on a walking tour, or sail aboard a skip jack to learn the traditional methods of harvesting oysters. Visit local museums that preserve our abundant heritage through exhibits, events and oral history presentations explaining the courageous acts of Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad story, shipbuilding and the Oyster Wars, Native American communities and agriculture.

Unwind while biking or boating in pristine settings, and keep your camera ready for a sighting of the American bald eagle, osprey or many other varieties of birds.
Historic District


Choose your preferences and enjoy your stay in city style and country comfort.
"If I were asked to select the most interesting and scenic county of the Eastern Shore, I would, without hesitation, pick Dorchester. It has hundreds of miles of interesting shoreline along rivers, creeks, bays and coves." Aubrey Bodine, photographer