Blue Crab Scenic Byway, Maryland

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About Blue Crab Scenic Byway:

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

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Maryland Route 413 (also known as MD 413, Route 413, or simply "413" by local residents who use the highway) is a 14.61 mile (23.51 km) state highway in Somerset County, Maryland. The route runs from U.S. Route 13 in Westover south to the city of Crisfield, which is located on the Tangier Sound. It is the main highway leading into that city, and is known as Crisfield Highway for much of its length. The highway travels through the communities of Westover, Kingston, Marion, and Hopewell, before reaching Crisfield. MD 413 is part of the Blue Crab Scenic Byway, and also the “Beach to Bay Indian Trail”, noted on signs along the route and connecting Ocean City on the Atlantic Ocean to Smith Island in the Chesapeake Bay. Maryland Route 413 carries approximately 10,000 vehicles a day, a measure calculated around the year 2000. Maryland Route 413 takes on several names as it travels through southwestern Somerset County. It travels mostly in a southwestern direction and is very straigh
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