You may have driven right through Cambridge if you travel route 50. Next time through, plan on stopping to see what the town has to offer.
Cambridge, the county seat of Dorchester County, Maryland, was settled in 1684 and is one of the oldest towns in Maryland. Cambridge is a moderate-sized town with a population of about 12,000 people (2010 Census).
The town sits on the Choptank River. Route 50 crosses the Choptank on the north end of town. You’ll see the Choptank River fishing pier running alongside the Route 50 bridge (a nice re-purposing of the an older bridge that was replaced by the one in use today).
The Cambridge Municipal Yacht Basin provides a good place for visiting boaters to dock. The marina can accommodate large cruising yachts as well as smaller boats.
The Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa, and Marina has been a major draw to Cambridge since its completion in 2002. With a golf course, 150-slip marina, and resort amenities, it’s a destination in itself.
Cambridge’s historic downtown is a good place to get out of the car and take a stroll. There are shops, galleries, and restaurants to visit. Downtown is also the location of several annual festivals and events including the Taste of Cambridge Crab Cook-Off and Festival, and the monthly Second Saturday festivities.
Follow the links below for more information about things to do and see in and around Cambridge, as well as information about places to stay.
Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay – Large waterfront resort hotel with golf course, spa, restaurants, and a full-service marina.
Holiday Inn Express, Cambridge MD – Chain hotel with a convenient Route 50 location and free hot breakfast.
Comfort Inn & Suites – Amenities include free WiFi, free weekday newspaper, and free hot breakfast.
Mill Street Inn – Restored Victorian bed & breakfast in the historic district. Located a half block from the Choptank River.
Vacation Rentals – Find a home away from home. Many Cambridge vacation home rentals offer amenities such as boat docks and swimming pools.
Cambridge Lodging Map
Map of Cambridge hotels and bed & breakfasts.