Crab and Oyster Trail — Maryland
The requirements for joining the Maryland Crab and Oyster Trail, which celebrates the best of the Chesapeake Bay, have a hefty catch. Participating restaurants must serve steamed hard shell blue crabs, soft shell crabs, and/or Maryland oysters. As for attractions, they've got to have year-round exhibits on one or more of these seafood types. The trail engulfs Maryland's eastern shore (with a tradition of watermen bringing in freshly caught crabs), central Maryland (an oyster lover's delight), capital region (with seafood restaurants on the Potomac River), and southern Maryland and western Maryland (both with strong crab ties).