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Old 05-05-2010, 08:02 AM
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My wife and I are heading to the Chesapeake Inn by boat in June with two other couples and their boats for a long weekend. This will be my first trip to the Chesapeake by boat. Anything in the area that we don't want to miss?
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About the only things there are the restaurant and the shops in town. Chesapeake City is very small, as in you can walk from one end to the other in about 10 minutes small. Slightly outside of town is a museum that I've been meaning to visit for a few months. There's really nothing north of there on the Elk, but if you stay to the west of Elk neck State Park you can run up to Northeast River to Charlestown on the west shore, or go on up and you can reach the town of Northeast itself.

Further to the west is Havre De Grace. I haven't been there, but I've heard that there are a few interesting things to do there. Since you will be in the upper Chesapeake, watch the channel markers and your sounder carefully 'cause the water can get real skinny in a hurry...especially during the ebb!

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If you come to HdG, just stay south of the Flats and cut across due west of Turkey Point, this will bring you across and into the main channel. There are several good restaurants in HdG w/i walking distance of the water. Also, the HdG Decoy Museum is a nice visit if you are into carved wood art / working decoys from the old days. Both Charlestown and NorthEast have good places to eat.
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If you go in June check for the canal days, if you like a lot of people you will have fun if not you might want a different weekend. just a heads up
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Chesapeake inn marina a rockin place. Our club did a cruise there last June. Good place to stay. Bands all weekend. We had a good weekend. Good crabhouse in ton. and some junk shops for you wife.
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wlw i'm from the allentown area also, what marina do you stay at?
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Goose Harbor--middle river
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Cruise down to Fairley Creek on Eastern Shore side it's a big raft up area and good place to spend the night. On weekends they have a band at the TIKI Bar is open.
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I believe Canal Days is 6/21 this year. It gets pretty crazy and you may not be able to find a place to dock in there unless you go the day before. I try to avoid it but obviously a lot of people think its fun.
You can dock at Tidewater's in Havre de Grace- they have a nice patio. You can go into Northeast and dock at the Nauti Goose- good deck and often have live music. Also some good shops if you go into town. As previously mentioned Jellyfish Joels in Fairlee creek is a good spot- with heavy boat traffic it can be a little hairy getting in, pay close attention to the channel
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Great ports of interest.. www.baydreaming.com

Annapolis, St. Michaels, Baltimore, are the top 3 locations if you are looking to visit other ports.
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Lloyds creek at the mouth of the Sass river is a good time if you don't have kids along(read occasional nudity). There is a free deck in HDG depending on your draft, (probably 3-3.5 ft at low tide) just past the yacht basin as you are getting into HDG. Someone mentioned last year to avoid refueling in the canal area due to high prices. I was directed to a place on the Bohemia river, the first place on the north shore. Not sure it still holds true this year.
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The C&D canal museum id a hidden treasure. It's just up the hill by the boat ramps on the east end of the harbor. Enjoy.
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Originally Posted by susqking View Post
Cruise down to Fairley Creek on Eastern Shore side it's a big raft up area and good place to spend the night. On weekends they have a band at the TIKI Bar is open.
On my to do list this year...
Lot of dock space for the day?
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Originally Posted by Striper In View Post
On my to do list this year...
Lot of dock space for the day?
Let me know when you go so I can tag along .
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Striper In and J Hub- there is actually very little dock space at the Tiki Bar itself. It's really only big enough for one or 2 boats on each side. Generally they will have 5 or 6 go fast boats tied to eachother on each side.
I don't know what you drive or what you draft, but I think the best thing to do is bring two anchors and set up on the back side of the tiki bar point inside the red buoys. You can back in there and wade up to the point to get food and drinks and use the restrooms. Also you are right behind the stage so you can hear the band well. Also, if you use their dock you have to drink their beer but they don't seem to care what you do if you are achored away from the dock.
It's a fun afternoon.
The marina is big and there is probably some transient docking available somewhere in there but I do not know where.
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Originally Posted by jhub View Post
Let me know when you go so I can tag along .
Will do!
Do some fishing at W on the way down, go have some fun and do some fishing on the way back up!
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I haven't had a chance to log on here in awhile but thanks everyone for your replies. Looking forward to my first long trip on the boat!

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