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Alexandria : Shore Things
Things to see and do, shopping, dining, special happenings, and information.
Annapolis & Eastport, MD : Shore Things
Things to see and do, shopping, dining, special happenings, and information.
Aquariums : Something Fishy
Waterfront Aquariums are a fantastic way to teach boating kids--and adults--about the life that surrounds them every time they venture out on the water.
Baltimore's Inner Harbor : Shore Things
Things to see and do, shopping, dining, special happenings, and information.
Bermuda Gold
Older, wiser, but not necessarily slower, a 35-year-old Bay boat wins the top trophy in the 42nd biennial Newport-Bermuda Race.
Cambridge: Port of Call
T?he elegant 19th-century homes lining Cambridge's shaded streets hail from a time when the town was an economic and social center—a heritage also proudly preserved in its maritime museum. Today, renovated downtown buildings house chic new shops and galleries as the city undergoes an exciting rebirth.
Cape Cod, MA : Great Expectations
Home to one of the largest saltmarsh estuaries on the East Coast, protected coves and beaches, rolling sand dunes, a storied maritime past and some of best striper fishing in the world, Barnstable Harbor on Cape Cod's north shore doesn't disappoint.
Cape Cod, MA : Picture Perfect Pamet
Tiny Pamet Harbor may not be the biggest or most famous port on Cape Cod, but it has a lot to offer boaters seeking natural beauty and convenient access to Cape Cod Bay.
Chesapeake City, MD : Things to See and Do
Visit this historic port divided by the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal and on any given day you can witness a parade of vessels gently gliding by. Residences cluster north of the waterway and to the south the town center embraces visitors with hospitality, warmth and sophistication.
Children's Museums : Shore Leave
Looking to combine time on the water with some fun, educational activities for the kids? Check out these six great children's museums, all located within walking distance of the water.
Colonial Beach, VA : Shore Things
Its wild casino days gone but not forgotten, Colonial Beach attracts a different crowd now--those in search of a getaway from life's hectic pace.
Deltaville, VA : Shore Things
Easy-going Deltaville is all about boats. Once home to over 20 boatyards, the town has lost many of its master boatbuilders, yet the boating emphasis remains. Many residents still earn their livelihoods from maritime trades, marina operations or the sportfishing business.
Discovering Captain Smith's Rappahannock
A major artery on the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail, the Rappahannock both challenged and fascinated its famous explorer/cartographer.
Fells Point & Canton: Port of Call
The convivial neighborhoods of Fells Point and Canton complement the Inner Harbor's high-profile sophistication. Once hardscrabble ports, these historic neighborhoods have become singular destinations featuring a diverse blend of culture and style. 
Georgetown Island, ME : Great Escape
Scenes from an idyllic family vacation on Georgetown Island, where you don't need much of a boat to enjoy the wonders of Mid-Coast Maine.
Havre de Grace: Port of Call
The broad avenues and quiet streets of this port city exude old-fashioned charm.
Nantucket, MA : Outback ACK
Peaceful Madaket Harbor, on the secluded western tip of Nantucket, offers the perfect spot for a family vacation and a different perspective on the famous island.
Narragansett Bay, RI : Bay of Plenty
Easy access, protected waters, great fishing and a host of cool places to dock or drop anchor are just a few reasons to spend a day on Rhode Island's Narragansett Bay.
Narrow River, RI : Narrow Minded
Take a ride down Rhode Island's scenic Narrow River from source to sea, and learn about the history of this unique waterway and the challenges it faces.
National Harbor, DC : The Next BIG Thing
Two travelers on a small sailboat try to put the whole National Harbor experience into perspective.
New Bedford, MA : Training Day
A fast-paced, high-energy course aimed at helping commercial fishermen handle at-sea emergencies also provides some valuable lessons for recreational boaters.
Norfolk, VA : Shore Things
Energetic, sophisticated, fun-- Norfolk is a port of call where there never seems to be enough time to do all you hope to do.
North East: Shore Things
This small town overflows with antiques shops, gift shops and restaurants, all located in a pleasant, strollable business district.
Oxford, MD: Port of Call
One of Maryland's oldest towns, Oxford was a colonial port of entry and home to several heroes of the American Revolution. Today its allure is its quiet small townishness and many boating services. A compact community with shade-drenched sidewalks and charming homes, it is bordered by Town Creek and the Tred Avon River, where you'll see workboats, sleek yachts and a historic ferry go about their business.
Portsmouth, VA : Shore Things
Things to see and do, shopping, dining, special happenings, and information.
Rock Hall, MD : Shore Things
Once a fishing village whose harbor was thick with working skipjacks, Rock Hall has undergone a dramatic transformation. After weathering a decline in the oyster industry,
Sakonnet, RI : Ghosts of Sakonnet
Take a trip back in time to find out what fishing was like in the 1800's at one of the most exclusive clubs in America.
Salem, MA : Sampling Salem Sound
Trailerboaters will find that Salem Sound, with its numerous launch ramps and historic sights, great fishing and scenic coastline, makes an ideal daytrip destination. Of course, you're welcome to stay longer.
Smithfield, VA : Port of Call
The lovingly preserved historic downtown attests to its heritage, and the gracious welcome extended to visitors bespeaks Smithfield's sociable nature.
Solomons, MD : Shore Things
Breezes wash over Solomons, nudging leaves on sturdy old trees shading neighborhoods and enticing sailors out of their slips with the promise of gently billowed mainsails.
Thomas Point Lighthouse
The last of the screwpile lighthouses is now open for tours.
Urbanna, VA : Shore Things
Long a favorite destination for boaters who enjoy Urbanna Creek's protected anchorage and numerous marinas, this town has broader appeal as well.
Washington, DC : Shore Things
It's easy to think of Washington simply as the nation's capital. There are government buildings, many quite im­pressive, and grand monuments, but they just scratch the surface.
Winthrop, MA : Any Given Sunday
Frostbiters sail for the fun and challenge of it, and because it's a wonderful way to spend some winter time outdoors.
Yorktown : Shore Things
History runs deep in this port town, which was founded in 1691.