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Dorchester County

Posted 5/22/2002

INFORMATION

Dorchester County Chamber of Commerce, 528 Poplar St., Cambridge, (410) 288-3575, www.dorchesterchamber.org.

Dorchester County Department of Tourism, 2 Rose Hill Place, Cambridge, (410) 228-1000, www.tourdorchester.org.

ATTRACTIONS

Brannock Maritime Museum, 210 Talbot Ave., Cambridge, (410) 228-6938. The artifacts on display at Brannock tell the story of Dorchester County's maritime history.

Cambridge Lady Cruises, Cambridge Creek, (410) 221-0776. Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale, of a three-hour (or so) cruise on the Choptank River and its tributaries.

Horn Point Laboratories, tours by appointment, 2020 Horn Point Road, Cambridge, (410) 228-8200. Visit Horn Point's aquaculture hatchery, and learn more courtesy of the interactive exhibits and nature trails.

EVENTS

Bay Country July Fourth Festival, July 3-6, Sailwinds Park, Cambridge, (410) 228-1000. Not just one Independence Day, but four of them, with carnival games, food, beer, children's activities, and nightly outdoor concerts. Sounds great, except for one thing: There are no fireworks. Not a single one. Oh c'mon, you know we're kidding--of course there are fireworks. Lots of them. On the Fourth, over the water.

SPORTS & RECREATION

Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, 2145 Key Wallace Drive, Cambridge, (410) 228-2677, www.friendsofblackwater.org. You might think of the Eastern Shore as just a big piece of flat farmland, but visiting Blackwater's 21,000 acres proves that the region is actually quite varied, with a range of habitats from dense woodland to open water. And in those habitats live a variety of animals, from eagles to fox squirrels to ducks to ospreys. See it all by bike, by foot, or by boat.

SHOPPING

Dorchester Arts Center, 120 High St., Cambridge, (410) 228-7782. Local crafts and the locals who made them.

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