Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay
Cambridge, Maryland

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Registered and paying spouses are welcome to attend all meals, including breakfasts. Registered spouses are particularly encouraged to attend the Welcome Reception on Sunday, October 3 and the Reception & Dinner on the evening of Monday, October 4. Spouses are also welcome to attend the Keynote Address on the morning of Monday, October 4. The Spouse registration fee this year is US$250.

Exploring Cambridge
The historic town of Cambridge - the county seat of Dorchester County - is located on the Choptank River. Settled in 1684, it is one of the oldest colonial cities in Maryland.

Downtown Cambridge is the center of a town rich in colonial and maritime heritage and traditions, and many of the buildings on High Street date from the 1700s and 1800s. Town attractions include several museums including one dedicated to Harriet Tubman, who was born nearby - and art galleries, Nathan of Dorchester (an authentic skipjack), Sailwinds Park, and the Choptank River Fishing Pier.

Downtown Cambridge, Maryland

The Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay, the location for the conference, boasts a par-71, 18-hole course called the River Marsh Golf Club. River Marsh has one of the regions most talked-about finishing holes at 17th and 18th. The Choptank River, which flows into the Chesapeake Bay, runs along the course, and stately oak trees sit sentinel along the fairways.

Public 18-hole courses in the area include the Easton Course at The Easton Club, the Cambridge Course at Clearview at Horn's Point, the municipal Hog Neck Course at Hog Neck Golf Course and the Harbourtowne Course at Harbourtowne Golf Resort.

17th Hole, River Marsh Golf Club, Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay

Area Attractions
For more information on attractions and activities in the Cambridge, Maryland area, visit the Dorchester County Tourism website.

Historic Downtown Cambridge

Championed by Cambridge Main Street - a volunteer-driven nonprofit - historic Downtown Cambridge is undergoing a renaissance. Downtown streets have been redone with period lighting and fresh plantings, and classic old buildings are being returned to their former glory. Cambridge has a unique blend of shopping, art, music, dining, recreation and history set against a picturesque waterfront backdrop.

Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge

The Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge is located approximately 12 miles south of the town of Cambridge, and consists of over 25,000 acres of rich tidal marsh, freshwater ponds, mixed evergreen and deciduous forests, and small amounts of cropland and managed impoundments that are seasonally flooded for waterfowl use. Originally established in 1933 as a haven for ducks and geese migrating along the Atlantic Flyway, Blackwater is also a haven for several troubled species including the American bald eagle, the endangered Delmarva fox squirrel, and the migrant peregrine falcon.

Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

213 North Talbot Street
St Michaels, MD 21663
(410) 745-2916
Admission Fee: $13 Adults
Hours of Operation: 10am until 5pm

Explore the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse, which was slated to be demolished in 1965 but was purchased by the museum and barged 60 miles to its current location. Experience the working boatyard and take the opportunity meet traditional craftsmen, enjoy hands-on activities, and discover exhibits detailing the Chesapeake Bay's role throughout history.

The Hooper Strait Lighthouse

Bill Burton Fishing Piers State Park

The Choptank River Bridge was preserved as a fishing pier when a new bridge was constructed, and it now serves as a destination fishing spot for anglers. Open 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, the piers are lighted for night fishing, and is popular because of the variety of fish that can be caught including perch, striped bass, hard heads, sea trout, and catfish. The pier adjoins nearby Sailwinds Park.

Adkins Arboretum

12610 Eveland Road
Ridgely, MD 21660
(410) 634-2847
Admission Fee: $3 Adults
Hours of Operation: Daily 10am - 4pm

Adkins Arboretum boasts a beautiful 400-acre native garden & preserve, four miles of meadow and woodland paths. It is the only public garden that solely emphasizes plants native to the mid-Atlantic coastal plain. With its diverse habitats that support more than 600 species of native shrubs, trees, wildflowers, grasses and ferns, Adkins Arboretum attracts more than 18,000 visitors annually.

By walking the Arboretum grounds, visitors can experience native plants in a natural setting, as well as in ecological restoration projects and in cultivated gardens. Amenities also include guided walks, lectures, demonstrations, children's programs, plant sales, art exhibitions, and seasonal community events.

On-site Activities

Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay

The conference location also offers a variety of activities, including canoe/kayak rentals, motorized water sports, visits to a blue heron rookery, pirate adventures for kids, and guided tours of Choptank River and historic Dorchester County.