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I’m spending a week on the Chesapeake (six nights) in September, ranging from Annapolis to Solomons, and planning for a mix of marinas and anchorages. The challenge is the boat draws 7.5’.

I’m thinking places like Cox Creek/Warehouse Creek, Tilghman, Solomons, Oxford, St. Michael’s, Wye River, maybe Herrington Harbor.

Suggestions for favorites that can handle 7.5’? (Is the Little Choptank out?)

Bonus points if it includes someplace to hike. (Wye River?)
 

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Little Choptank is isolated by you have enough draft to anchor in most places,
Wye has a number of trails to hike. Quiet Waters Park , Harness Creek South River has a nice park and can tent Kyaks. Herrington is a mega marina if you are looking for a pool....restaurants. Oxford, Tred Avon River off the Choptank has a great little city to walk about. San Domingo Creek off Broad Creek off the hS a nice dinghy dock and a two block walk through salt ox homes to the main drag of St Micheals. Much quieter than the Miles.
 
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Simple answer anchor farther out , use the dinghy more! I don't know about others, but I really used to enjoy doing that!
 

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Thanks! South River was not on my radar and Quiet Waters Park may be a good final night. And the back door to St Michaels through San Domingo Creek sounds intriguing.
 

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Broad Creek to San Domingo is beautiful. Quiet and scenic. There are other anchorages off Broad Creek also. also Boby Owl Cove ( correct spelling) Chalk Creek We usually anchor off of Dick Chaney or Donald Rumsfeld houses on San Domingo. It’s quiet and away from the mayhem of St Micheals Harbor. There you pretty much have to anchor in the river with all its traffic and exposure. St Micheals marina will not give you water even if you fuel up there. It’s a little uppity.

Solomon’s we anchor in Mill Creek and dinghy. marina Zanheisers is very but my very favorite is Spring Cove.

Take a mooring in Annapolis. Great activity around you with the bugle call at sunrise from the middies
 

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We are in Leeds Creek across the Miles from St Micheals. The only boat here . Nice breeze. Great sail up Eastern Bay stead 12 knots from the N. Crisp non-humidified air today. Lots of blad eagles and hawks around.
 

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Will definitely check out Broad Creek. The times I've been to St Michaels were always from the Miles.

Was thinking marinas in Solomons and Oxford, and Tilghman if we go there. Just started researching marinas. But maybe only two marina nights if things are going well. Depends on weather and how the crew is handling it - we have one first-time cruiser on board.

I was mainly worried about the deep draft, but you've given me encouraging suggestions. Thanks!
 

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Tilghman May be tough. Even though they dredge we went through last year and saw just a little over 7 on both the east and west entrances.

Do you have a dinghy?
 

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Good to know about Tilghman. Not a priority.

Yes, we’ll have a dinghy. We anchor more often than not.
 

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We will be on the Choptank for a 4 day weekend starting Friday. Then again during our vacation at the end of September. Of course all wind/ weather dependent.

If you want more info on some of the creekson the Choptank , restaurants and anchorages feel free to PM me.
San Domingo is a shouldn’t miss place
 
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