Escapes: Details, Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway

May 2, 2013
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GETTING THERE

The Dorchester County Visitor Center in Cambridge, Md., is about 87 miles from Washington. Take Interstate 295 toward Maryland and get on Route 50 east toward Annapolis. Cross the Bay Bridge and follow Route 50 toward Ocean City until you reach Cambridge. You’ll see the prominent sails of the visitor center on your right.

STAYING THERE

Lodgecliffe on the Choptank

103 Choptank Terr., Cambridge

866-273-3830

www.lodgecliffe.com

A B&B in a stately home on the river that once guided runaways north. Rooms from $150.

Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay

100 Heron Blvd. at Route 50, Cambridge

410-901-1234

www.chesapeakebay.hyatt.com

A 400-acre golf and spa resort with river marina and Tubman historical marker. Double rooms from $229.

EATING THERE

Suicide Bridge Restaurant

6304 Suicide Bridge Rd., Hurlock

410-943-4689

suicide-bridge-restaurant.com

Sample local rockfish at this creekside seafood spot. Entrees average $20.

Market Street Public House

200 Market St., Denton

410-479-4720

www.publichouseonline.com

Traditional Irish fare with a Maryland twist, such as crab cake sliders. Entrees about $10.

PLAYING THERE

Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway Visitor Center

2 Rose Hill Pl., Cambridge

410-228-1000

www.harriettubmanbyway.org

Follow Tubman’s life on a self-guided driving tour of 35 sites, including her birthplace and museum. As you drive, listen to narrated stories with a new byway audio guide available at the Dorchester County Visitor Center.

Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge

2145 Key Wallace Dr., Cambridge

410-228-2677

www.fws.gov/blackwater

Tubman toiled near these marshy swamps, where today you can drive, hike or kayak in search of wildlife, including bald eagles. Refuge open dawn to dusk. Visitor information desk and gift shop open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends.

INFORMATION

www.harriettubmanbyway.org

C.D.

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