Chesapeake County Maryland Eastern Shore Chesapeake Bay Maryland Scenic Highwqy
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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Take to the road & explore
Chesapeake Country!
Come closer and bring your binoculars! The Chesapeake Byway, situated along the Atlantic Fly-Way, offers wildlife refuges and management areas which are major feeding and resting places for the migratory and wintering waterfowl. Tundra Swans, Canadian geese, Pintails, Great Blue Herons, Killdeer, Sandpipers, to name a few, along with the endangered Delmarva Fox Squirrel and Southern Bald Eagle have all found habitat in the protected resource areas of the Byway. For further details, see the "Birding The Byway Itinerary."

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