Nothing says Chesapeake Bay summertime like a day on the water fishing for crabs.
Crabbing is a great way to entertain the kids because it’s more active than fishing and you can do it either from a pier or from a boat.
The most basic way to catch a crab is to use a sturdy string with bait tied at one end and a net.
Many of the crabbing piers and parks have beaches, walking trails, playgrounds and picnic areas nearby, making them great destinations for a Sunday family day.
As an added bonus, whatever you catch you get to eat!
For more about this great Maryland pastime and the best places to do it, check out our article about crabbing with kids in the Chesapeake Bay.