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!

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    Harriet Tubman: American Hero

    The most famous “conductor” on the Underground Railroad, Harriet Tubman was born and lived in Dorchester County, Maryland, for her first 27 years or so. After she escaped slavery, she returned to the area, risking her life again and again, to lead dozens of friends and family out of slavery to freedom. With plans to place a likeness of Harriet Tubman on the U.S. $20 bill and two movies about her life in the works, interest in this American hero has never been greater.

    Experience her story at more than 40 sites along the scenic, self-guided driving tour known as the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway, which winds for 125 miles through Dorchester and Caroline Counties on Maryland’s Eastern Shore before continuing into Delaware and on to Philadelphia.

    The Byway includes the new Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center, which opened its doors to Read More…

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    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.

    Plan your getaway now by ordering your free Dorchester Visitor Guide, Dining Guide, and/or Cycling Guide. View the guides online or order them here. And browse our list of  special deals in lodging and dining.


    Here are a few other ways you can enjoy nature’s beauty in Dorchester County…

    Gas up the car and head toward Taylors Island, Hoopers Island, or Elliotts Island for a glimpse of waterfront villages where working the water is still the main occupation. Along the way, you’ll see eagles soaring, herons gliding across the water, farm fields, great water views, and a different way of life. Hoopers Island is about a 40-minute drive from Cambridge. The Read More…

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    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….


    Oyster aquaculture has been growing in Dorchester County. See what oyster farming is all about at Hoopers Island Oyster Aquaculture Company. They host tours of their operations – some including tastings! [/one_half]

    A growing microbrewery in the heart of downtown Cambridge, RAR Brewing is always creating specialty brews, as well as their longtime favorites, many of which are named after local places. Nanticoke Nectar, Bucktown Brown. Some of their offerings combine locally grown/produced flavors, such as butternut Read More…

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    Family Fun

    Here are a few ways to keep the kids happy and interested as you explore Dorchester County…

    Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge makes it easy to watch for bald eagles, great blue herons, and other waterfowl and wildlife at their 27,000-acre just 12 miles from Cambridge. Explore the 4-mile Wildlife Drive by car or bicycle, or walk one of the short nature trails instead. The Blackwater Visitor Center has two floors of interesting exhibits, wildlife viewing telescopes, and an Eagle Cam with close-up views of an eagle’s nest in the refuge. They also host the popular Eagle Festival in March, with close-up views of birds of pretty and lots of activities for kids.

    Grab the older kids and reserve a spot at Breckenridge Adventures, which offers paint ball year-round on their 10 acres of farm fields near Cambridge, as well as a Read More…