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Chesapeake Country National Scenic Byway

Whether you are on your way to the beach or just taking a drive to admire the beautiful Bay, the Chesapeake Wine Trail will lead you through one of the most scenic and charming parts of the state. East of the Chesapeake Bay, Maryland’s Eastern Shore is abundant with seafood, beaches, wildlife and history, and now a beautiful—and delicious—wine trail.

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This Fall, Why not nourish your soul? Go For a Ride...
Enjoy the Byway!
A drive along the Chesapeake Country National Scenic Byway will reveal many historic places of worship throughout the byway region. Many remain in active use and are the “tie that binds” many residents of our byway communities. Each site may have hours of operation or be only open for worship or for special events, though the grounds of most sites are open to the public. If adhered to, this itinerary could be completed in a day’s time, though there are many more chapels, churches, and other historical sites along the way.

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Maryland’s first nationally
designated scenic byway
Working landscapes and waterfronts
Historic town centers
Pristine natural areas
Historic main streets
Fish from a nearby pier
Hike - Bike - Paddle
Beauty - Tranquility
History - Traditions



Cecil County

Kent County

Queen Annes County

Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network

War of 1812

Funded in part by the Federal Highway Administration,
Cecil County, Kent County, and Queen Anne’s County

Chesapeake Byway Wine Trail Brochure