You may have driven right through Cambridge if you travel route 50. Next time, plan on stopping to see what the town has to offer!
Cambridge is the county seat of Dorchester County, Maryland. The town was settled in 1684 and is one of the oldest towns in Maryland.
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 brings many visitors to town. 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. There are many downtown restaurants for visitors to choose from. Most are casual and many feature local seafood.
Learn more about things to see and do in the Cambridge area – Cambridge Attractions.
Places to Stay
Cambridge has more hotels available than most Eastern Shore town. The Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay resort hotel with golf course has a waterfront Choptank River location in Cambridge. The Holiday Inn Express is a popular place to stay, with a convenient highway location. Comfort Inn & Suites and Days Inn & Suites are additional options.
Vacation home rentals are also available in Cambridge, with both waterfront and in-town properties to choose from.
More Information About Cambridge, MD
- Cambridge, MD – The official Town of Cambridge website
- Downtown Cambridge – Information about downtown Cambridge events
- Visit Dorchester – Dorchester County tourism website
- Nathan of Dorchester – This skipjack, docked in Cambridge, is available for public sails
- Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge – This wildlife refuge is a good place to see eagles and waterfowl
- Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center – Gateway to the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Scenic Byway.
- Cambridge Real Estate
- Traveler Reviews at TripAdvisor.com