Several of its rivers are nationally recognized for their fisheries, scenery, wildlife, and historical significance.
Along the mid bay are important cities including Baltimore and Annapolis. Also along the bay are historic towns including Chestertown, Havre De Grace, Rock Hall, Kent Island, Cambridge, Tilghman Island, Deal Island, Crisfield, and others.
In the middle and lower Chesapeake Bay, Parker, Watts, Tangier, Smith, South Marsh, and Fox Islands are favorite destinations for boaters and fishermen.
Along the western shore of Virginia are four major rivers; the Potomac, Rappahannock, York, and James. These areas are occupied by historic communities including Reedvile, Kilmarnock, Deltaville, Gloucestor, Williamsburg, Yorktown, and Hampton Roads.