Cambridge in Dorchester County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Enjoy Our Park
Take a stroll along our one mile waterfront trail. This boardwalk stretches from the Franklin Street boat ramp, near Governor’s Hall, to the end of the Choptank River fishing pier.
A wide variety of native plants flourish all around the Visitor Center, culmination in a small garden surrounding park benches on the waterside of the building. Volunteers dedicated many hours to create this special place to reflect and relax.
From the shore you can see an array of birds, including Great Blue Herons, ducks, swans, and geese. Some reside here year around. Others migrate to the Choptank region for the winter. A great place to catch a close up view is near the small island, which provides sanctuary for water birds.
The monument at the point features circling geese, characterizing the bountiful waterfowl that stop here on their way north or south along the Atlantic flyway. This unique structure with reflecting pool was donated by the Grand National Waterfowl Association.
As seasons change, different types of boats make their way across the river. Some are working vessels for crabbing, fishing and oystering.
Sailwinds Park is a perfect spot to enjoy some of the most memorable Eastern Shore sunsets you will ever witness. More often than not, the days end with a spectacular display and are well worth the wait.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Animals • Environment • Parks & Recreational Areas • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 38° 34.267′ N, 76° 3.85′ W. Marker is in Cambridge, Maryland, in Dorchester County. Marker is on Rose Place. This marker is near the Dorchester County Visitor Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2 Rose Pl, Cambridge MD 21613, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Discover: Dorchester (here, next to this marker); Maryland's Eastern Shore (here, next to this marker); Cambridge (here, next to this marker); A Landscape and Lifestyle Defined by Water (within shouting distance of this marker); Choptank River's Natural History (within shouting distance of this marker); Choptank River Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Exploring Dorchester's Fragile Beauty (within shouting distance of this marker); Living off the Land (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cambridge.
1. About Enjoy Our Park
At the time that the sign was submitted, it qualified for the database. However, it would not qualify if submitted today.
— Submitted January 14, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 14, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 11, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 348 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on July 11, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. 2. submitted on January 14, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. 3. submitted on July 11, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.