Regional Boating Resources
- Chesapeake Bay Area [Maryland to Virginia]
The Chesapeake Bay is the largest estuary in the United States. It is about 200 miles long. At the Bay Bridge near Annapolis, it is only 4 miles across, but it is 30 miles across at the widest point near the mouth of the Potomac River. The Bay watershed drains 64,000 square miles of land in six states- Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and New York and Washington, D.C. To give some idea of the size, the Bay watershed is about 5 times bigger than state of Maryland and 30 times larger than Delaware, yet it is only one-fourth the size of Texas!
- Middle Atlantic Region [New York to Pennsylvania]
The Middle Atlantic states offer enormous diversity to the boating enthusiast. Perhaps our first thought is of the water of the Atlantic Ocean and and all its sounds and bays - including the New Jersey shore, the lower Hudson River, and Long Island Sound. There is much more to this region. Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence seaway, the land of 10,000 islands, and Lake Champlain are all to the north. And much of up state New York and Pennsylvania are dotted with small and large lakes, ponds and rivers.
- New England [The Six Northeasternmost States]
Compared to the Middle Atlantic States, New England has a much greater amount of shoreline miles. Dotted with small harbors, charming islands, and grand bays, the coastal states of Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine show tremedous evidence that the 'glaciers stopped here'. And there are plenty of fresh water lakes and ponds including the well known Lake Champlain in Vermont and Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire.
- Southeast Coast [North Carolina to Florida to Texas]
The region we refer to as the Southeast Coast is well beyond anyone's ability to define with a simple paragraph. From sandy shores and beautiful estuaries of the Carolinas and Georgia, to the lakes of the Piedmont, to the Keys of Florida, to the sultry shores of the deep south and Texas, it is impossible to imagine that a recreational boater couldn't find something and somewhere to love.