One of my favorite anchorages on the entire Chesapeake Bay is just off the mouth of Muddy Creek, MD, as it enters the Rhode River. This entire creek — to its great good fortune — is surrounded by the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC), one of only three SI field labs.
SERC, located just south of Annapolis, is dedicated to marine biology, marsh, and woodland reseach, among many other topics. Several adjoining farms, including the historically significant Java Farm, have been donated to or acquired by SERC, with the result that it has become a fairly large bio-reserve in an otherwise well-developed area. Its shoreline and waters are unspoiled and bucolic, making it a magical and quiet anchorage.
The video below takes a look at an increasingly rare unspoiled place on the Chesapeake Bay.
“A Day in the Life of Muddy Creek”