Where to Go, What to Know
Travel staffer Christina Talcott recently biked her way through an Eastern Shore wildlife refuge. Her reporter's notebook:
DRIVE TIME About 2 hours from Beltway
COST $25 bike rental $64 hotel $1 for Wildlife Drive $90
Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge is 10 miles south of Cambridge and about two hours from the Capital Beltway. Take Route 50 east across the Bay Bridge and follow it into Cambridge. The refuge is on Key Wallace Drive, off Route 341 south.
WHERE TO STAY
· America's Best Value Inn (2831 Ocean Gateway, 410-221-0800, http:/
· The Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay (100 Heron Blvd. at Route 50, 410-901-1234, http:/
WHERE TO EAT
· Cambridge's Bistro Poplar (535 Poplar St., 410-228-4884, http:/
· The classic Cambridge Diner (2924 Old Route 50, 410-228-8898) is an institution, with Italian dishes and diner standards: Blintzes are $6.19, veal parmigiana is $13.99 and a cup of coffee is $1.29.
WHAT TO DO