The Dorchester County Visitors Center at Sailwinds Park is a major entry point to the lower Eastern Shore, positioned just off U.S. Route 50 along the shore of the Choptank River. As a regional information center, the facility helps visitors find out about Chesapeake Bay, as well as a variety of other activities and visitor services. The site also provides access to the Choptank waterfront and historic Cambridge, Maryland.
The Visitor Center complex promotes Chesapeake Bay ecological preservation through native plantings, shoreline stabilizations, and outdoor interpretive signage. Look for the giant sail canopy above the building.
The visitor center is open daily from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.
(Note: Many places fill to capacity on busy, nice weather days, especially holiday weekends. Please call ahead or visit the official website to get the most up-to-date information before visiting.)
Sailwinds Visitor Center is free to the public.
The visitor center offers a regional attractions locator map that guides your exploration of eight Eastern Shore counties. Trained travel counselors are on hand to guide travelers.
From the visitor center, you can access the Choptank River and the fishing pier, as well as a boardwalk and playground. There's also a beach area from which you can observe the river and an interpretive wetland area.