I love this part of the country-Maryland, a Mid-Atlantic state, located on the East Coast and home to one of the best waters on the Atlantic, including our expansive Chesapeake Bay. Of course, there are many inlets, rivers, estuaries and lakes to explore. It’s like a water lovers playground…a paradise for the in tuned aquatic enthusiast! There are plenty of things to try out on our waters. Just point and take your pick!
- Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP)- I’ll admit, I put this first because I am a SUP nut! I first learned this sport, and amazing way of exercise by the way, during a trip to Hawaii. A paddleboard is similar to a surfboard, minus the front fin. They vary in length and width, but they are a fun personal watercraft and a good way to get into the little coves boats can’t pass. It requires balance and an oar, and you are ready to go. Paddle the inlets, where it’s calm and relaxing. For those wanting a challenge try the white caped waves of the Bay! Try not to fall in!
- Windsurfing- this has always been my brother’s sport, and he loves it. It’s almost like SUP, except there’s a sail attached. There’s more skill associated with this sport, but once you learn the basics, you can easily get around outside the harbor or on the bay. When you need a break, pull up and grab lunch and a craft beer at one of the many waterfront restaurants.
- Water Tours- there are many options for viewing the harbor. You can but tickets and board one of the floating museums; all historically significant boats now call the harbor their home. Walk the decks; learn the history while never actually setting sail. For those who wish to actually get out moving on the water, there are plenty of options. Take a sailing lesson at any of our numerous sailing schools. Or sit back and relax and let someone else do the work for you. Sailing on a boat, with a cocktail and your love by your side with a beautiful view of the harbor and sunset is a perfect date if you ask me. If sailing isn’t your thing, rent a canoe or kayak for the day. Rental agencies have plenty of suggestions where to go, to see the most wildlife and natural beauty along our coasts and rivers.
- Fishing- In Annapolis, fish off our 250-foot dock, over the Chesapeake Bay. Or if you want to reel in a big one, consider a deep-sea charter. Tours are available depending on conditions. Local captains and fishermen know the best waters to take you to, so it’s sure to be a positive “catch.”
I couldn’t possibly cover all that makes Maryland great. There are too many positives! No matter what you enjoy, you are sure to find it here, in The Old Line State.
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