There is a restricted area, part of Aberdeen Proving Grounds. Be
sure to stay East of the yellow cans and towers between Seputie
Island and Poole's Island on weekdays.
Next I'd spend a night on Worton Creek. You can rent a mooring
or just anchor out. There are a couple of marinas if you need
Head South past Poole's Island and then West to Middle River.
That's where I took that sunset picture that everyone is downloading
for there wallpaper. There are several good marinas on Middle
River, we like Bowleys, the first marina on the right. They have
nice showers and right next door is a Country Western restaurant
that serves great steaks.
Crossing the bay again you can check out Rock Hall. This is a
watermen's port, a real working port and there are several good
marinas. The last time we were there we stayed at the Sailing
Emporium way in the back. A very nice marina with excellent
showers and a nice store. Rock Hall has several excellent
restaurants and they will pick you up at the marina and bring
you back after dinner. Very nice!
If your this far south you just have to go to Annapolis. After
all it is "the sailing capitol of the world". You can usually
catch a mooring in the basin or reserve a slip at one of the
many marinas. We like Bert Jabin's on 2nd street in Eastport.
It's about a mile walk into Annapolis with lots to see on the
way. My crew says I don't get enough exercise.
Heading back North there is a wonderful anchorage behind
Gibson Island. A good place for a romantic night swinging on
You absolutely cannot go home until you've been to Baltimore.
Fells Point and Inner Harbor are right next to each other and
provide great food, night life, the Baltimore Aquarium and other
attractions. A great place for your last night or two.
All of these ports are within a few hours sail, only 50 miles
of river from Havre de Grace to Annapolis and this "guide"
represents only one possibility. It's only a days trip up
the canal to the Delaware River and Philadelphia. Another trip
might include Stillpond, the Magothy River, the Chester River and
Kent Island. The best part is that the upper bay is well protected
and you are seldom more that an hour from any port. That's an
hour by sailboat. Power boats can usually make port in 15 minutes.
Come sail the upper bay. There is something for everyone.