The primary touring route for the Lower Eastern Shore, Blue Crab Scenic Byway epitomizes the culture, history, and recreational opportunity of the area. Passing through or near quaint communities, wide rivers, and a variety of protected lands, Blue Crab invites travelers to escape the busy city life nearby for a pleasant afternoon or weekend to enjoy some tranquility, outdoor activity, and excellent seafood.
A common axiom in the area says that you can never have too many boats, and as you travel in the area you'll see why. Whether on the coasts or in the rivers, the water in the area provides abundant opportunities for outdoor diversion. Take a sea kayak or sailboat out into the open ocean or run a tidal river in a canoe. If you enjoy sport fishing, Blue Crab takes you to a variety of quality spots. Ocean City has earned the title of "white marlin capital of the world," for example, and a variety of saltwater fish fill the waters. Freshwater fish fill the ponds, lakes, and rivers if bass and catfish fishing is more your style.
All that water also makes for a perfect birding environment. An important resting and birding spot along the Atlantic Flyway, the area surrounding Blue Crab Scenic