Not long ago, we featured a drive along the Atlantic Coastline of the Delmarva Peninsula. This time, we are going to drive up along the Chesapeake Bay side of the Peninsula, stopping at the charming out of the way places that give this region its unique flavor. From the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel, your drive back up the Bay side of the peninsula is slower paced and not as direct, since many of the highlighted places are on narrow necks of land reaching out into the Bay, or on islands you can reach only by boat.
History, scenery, quaint towns, outstanding eateries and the engineering wonder of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge are yours to enjoy, on one of America’s classic driving trips. Named for the three states that comprise the peninsula, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia, technically, the peninsula is now an island, since the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal has cut it off from the mainland of the USA. Today more than 40 per cent of the shipping traffic in and out of the Port of Baltimore reaches that city via the canal.