Chesapeake Country All-American Road

Designated as an All-American Road by the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration in 2021, the Chesapeake Country All-American Road (CCAAR) is recognized for its internationally significant cultural and recreational experiences.

A destination unto itself, the CCAAR takes travelers through the extraordinary landscapes and waterscapes of the Eastern Shore. Commencing as you depart the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, the CCAAR offers an epic journey where the lifestyles and livelihoods of generations of watermen, shipbuilders and farmers have shaped an unspoiled landscape, making it easy for travelers to imagine earlier times.

Wicomico County's Pemberton Historical Park is included on the CCAAR. To explore the Chesapeake Country All-American Road in its entirety, visit Maryland's website.

The Byway was nominated for All-American Road status by the Chesapeake Country Scenic Byway Alliance, of which Wicomico County is a part. Created in 1991, the program is a collaborative effort to help recognize, preserve and enhance selected roads throughout the United States. The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) recognizes certain roads based on one or more archeological, cultural, historic, natural, recreational and scenic qualities. For federal designation, a National Scenic Byway is required to have at least one intrinsic quality that is nationally or regionally significant. An All-American Road is required to have at least two significant intrinsic qualities.

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Salisbury City Park

Salisbury Zoo: The heart of Salisbury City Park, the Salisbury Zoo provides naturalistic enclosures for species native to North, Central and South America. Admission and parking are free.

Ben's Red Swings: Located immediately outside the zoo's west entrance, this playground is one of Salisbury's largest, and features swings, slides, monkey bars, sandboxes, a climbing wall and picnic tables.

City Park is also home to a dog park, tennis courts, skate park, walking trails and bike trails. The park surrounds Park Lake, a popular fishing spot to catch and release catfish, largemouth bass, perch, carp and the occasional snakehead. Pack a picnic! There are plenty of tables, benches, pavilions and shade throughout City Park.

Salisbury's Black History: Georgetown and Beyond

This self-guided tour includes the Georgetown Residential Area, John Wesley Methodist Episcopal Church, the Church Street Mural, Houston Cemetery, Downtown Salisbury, the Wicomico County Courthouse and the Entertainment District.

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Public Art

With public art, anything can be a canvas, from the side of a building to an electrical box. Wicomico County has been seeing more public art installations over the last several years.

Take a self-guided Public Art Walking Tour. A brochure is available at salisburyartsdistrict.com.

Foodie Tour

You can learn a lot about an area through its food. The Salisbury Foodie Tour allows attendees the opportunity to walk between several Downtown Salisbury restaurants, enjoy a tasting at each, and learn about Salisbury and its history.

The Heart of Salisbury Foodie Tour is offered Thursdays from May to December. Check ocfoodietour.com for the schedule and to book your tour.

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