This article is about places around the Chesapeake Bay and concentrates on places which can be reached by a short walk from the shores of the bay and its tributaries. It also includes some information on good places to stay "on" the bay (e.g., anchorages). It is probably most useful if your mode of transport is a boat, but many of the places discussed are also reachable by less convenient wheeled conveyances.
If travelling from far away, the best way to get in is probably BWI Airport. It is close to the major ports of Baltimore and Annapolis. BWI Airport is served by many major airlines and passenger rail service via Amtrak.
The best way to access the sights mentioned in this article is to use a boat. Getting access to a boat is sometimes a bit tricky, but here are some suggestions:
Some people prefer boats powered by the wind, others prefer those powered by motors.
If you are using the aforementioned wheeled conveyance to visit these sights, there are a fine collection of roads, but only three crossing points in the 120 mile length of the bay. This makes some itineraries inconvenient.