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How can I travel from Cumberland, MD to Ocean City, MD by avoiding the Bay Bridge?Submitted by Gary M, Westernport KY on August 7, 2019
From Cumberland take I-68 East to I-70 East in Fredrick, MD. Go around the south side of the Baltimore, MD beltway (I-695) to I-95 north. Take I-95 into Delaware and then take Delaware Route 1 South. Take Delaware Route 1 to Milford, DE where you get on US Route 113 South. Take 113 South into MD. If you are going to midtown or northern OC, get off 113 onto MD Route 90 East and take it to OC. If you are going to the south end of OC, continue in 113 to to Route 50 East. Both Route 90 East and Route 50 East end in Ocean City.
You can take 70 East to 695 East to 95 North to Route 1 South. That will add about an hour to 1.5 hours to your trip. You will also have some major bridges to cross, but none like the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.