A travel guide in which Journalist Bowen describes features that represent both the natural and political history of the region surrounding the largest bay in the US. He includes outdoor activities, sight-seeing in and around the cities, battlegrounds, and celebrations and festivals. Appendices provide practical information on such matters as weather. The first edition appeared in 1990. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
With scores of rivers, coves, picturesque fishing villages, and small boat harbors, and with hundreds of miles of canoeable rivers, the Chesapeake Bay Area is one of America's favorite vacation destinations. This revised edition of Adventuring in the Chesapeake Bay Area covers every major town between Havre de Grace and Virginia Beach, including Baltimore, Annapolis, and Washington, D.C. Author John Bowen covers a wide variety of outdoor activities, touring excursions, and places to stay. A list of landmarks, illustrated maps, and fascinating historical facts round out this essential guide.Indispensable for residents and visitors alike, Adventuring in the Chesapeake Bay Area blends the rich cultural heritage of the region with its myriad opportunities for outdoor adventure.