My wife and I took my sister and mother to Havre de Grace, Maryland today to celebrate their birthdays. The city is on the upper end of the Chesapeake Bay, on the south/west side of where the Sunsquehanna empties into the Chesapeake. We had a delightful lunch at an outdoor table overlooking the Bay. You may be wondering, why did we need to drive an hour south to have lunch? Well, I recently was doing some research on the Susquehanna Flats, which is a large area of shallow water at the northern end of the Bay where there is reportedly epic fishing — and possibilities for boating given the calm, shallow water.
During our impromptu research project on the region last weekend, Kate and I found ourselves in the nice little town of Northeast, Maryland. We loved it. I came back to work and was talking about it with some people and I got some advice from a co-worker on other places to visit in the region. Since weÂ were planning on doing something to celebrate their birthdays today anyway, it seemed natural to checkÂ some recommendations. I’m glad we did.
In Havre de Grace, there’s some nice places to eat overlooking the water, some really super reasonably priced antique shops, a small Amish farmers’ market,Â aÂ traditional wood boat construction company, a maritime museum, the country’s oldest continually operating lighthouse, ice cream, a little bit of history here and there,Â and probably a bunch of stuff we missed. But for the time we spent in town,Â we got to take in a good amount of the sites. A good time was had by all.