Mao had a work retreat late August at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay in Cambridge, MD located in Dorchester County.A� Like most people, this was a town we passed many times on our way to Ocean City. Cambridge is the birthplace of Harriett Tubman.
Upon our arrival, I was quite impressed with the resort. We’ve been to a number of resorts all over the world and who would’ve thought we had a really nice resort just a couple of hours away?
What’s so great about it you asked? Well, first it has a spectacular two story lobby overlooking the Choptank River. The rooms are decorated really well. Amazing photography and artwork all throughout. The food at their restaurants was delicious. I had the sea scallops and they were perfectly prepared. We also tried their chocolate ice cream tiramisu with mascarpone ice cream. Now, that was good. There are plenty of activities including water sports, golf, hiking, gaming, pools, volleyball, etc. There are a lot of nearby towns that you can also visit like downtown Cambridge, Easton, St. Michael’s and Tilghman Island.
These photos were taken on our first day of arrival while we were walking the grounds. It was an amazing sunset and it was never replicated throughout the week. I was lucky enough to capture it the first day we were there.
The following day, we Carrie and I took a morning hike on one of their 14+acre nature preserve. It was short and really not much to see, but it was a good hike.
On the fourth day, Carrie and I did a day trip to checkout St. Michael’s and Tilghman Island. I’ve been to St. Michael’s many years ago and I don’t really remember too much from my experience. So for me, it was a nice recap.
Everyone recommended for us to try Suicide Bridge restaurant. I have mixed reviews about the food.
On Friday morning, we ventured out to downtown Cambridge. There really isn’t much to see there. There’s a small strip of shops but nothing like St. Michael’s or Easton. They did have a fantastic Visitor Center. We spent quite a bit of time there and the staff was extremely helpful.
This was the view from the tower at the Hyatt.
Justine’s has amazing homemade ice cream and they’re very generous with their portions.
On Saturday, we drove through the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. It was a 10+ minute drive from the Hyatt. There weren’t too many birds to see right now but we did manage to see hawks, cranes and eagles. Fall is suppose to be the prime time to visit the park. Oh, they did have the biggest flies I’ve ever seen in my life. I initially thought they were bees or wasps. These flies are about an inch or so in length.
Just before we left, we stopped by to checkout Easton. Our waitress from the crab house in St. Michael’s recommended that we try Darnell’s. It’s southern cooking. We tried the fried chicken and I think they have one of the best crab cakes I’ve had. I definitely recommend this place.
Overall, we had a fantastic time at the Chesapeake. We had a good share of sea food and crabs. The lifestyle here is slow which is very appealing to me. I’d like to think this is the true Maryland experience.