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The Chesapeake Bay Gateway
Cruising in Virginia, Maryland & DC


Chesapeake Bay Gateway



The Chesapeake Bay and its watershed spans through several states and the District of Columbia. The Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network connects 6 regions; each region with a distinctive qualities. This network consists of over 170 special places (parks, wildlife refuges, maritime museums, historic sites, and water trails).

The 6 regions of the Chesapeake embrace Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia:
  • The Susquehanna River and Northern Bay
  • The Eastern Shore
  • The Mouth of the Bay, Hampton Roads & James River
  • Northern Neck, Middle Peninsula, & York River
  • The Potomac River
  • Maryland's Western Shore
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