Roots and Tides


  • DesignationState Byway
  • LocationMD
  • Length47 miles
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Roots and Tides


This byway, from Annapolis to Plum Point, explores the traditions and deep maritime roots of western shore towns along the Chesapeake Bay. Enjoy birdwatching, sailing, hanging out at the beach, and visiting the many area museums like the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Train Headquarters. Annapolis is also home to the U.S. Naval Academy. Learn more about Chesapeake Bay sailing history and ecology with Annapolis Sailing Cruises traveling by schooner, available publicly or privately. Allow time at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center for hiking, kayaking, and guided canoe tours. Stop in Edgewater to enjoy the Historic London Town and Gardens.

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