............... but its a looooong skinny channel to what most of us know as the Chesapeake.
Once you've enjoyed the near limitless possiblities of the wider Chessy, the area around HdG would seem pretty confining.
Midlifesailor is correct, but to be clear, the long skinny channel is five miles to the open deeper bay and none of it is "skinny" for a vessel with a 4' draft. This isolation from the rest of the bay also means that you are in low salinity water and without the troublesome jellyfish. As said, check the charts and match your location with your needs. 'take care and joy, Aythya crew