The Choptank River is a major tributary of the Chesapeake Bay and the largest river on the Delmarva Peninsula. Running for 71 miles (114 km), it rises in Kent County, Delaware, runs through Caroline County, Maryland and forms much of the border between Talbot County, Maryland on the north, and Caroline County and Dorchester County on the east and south. It is located north of the Nanticoke River and its mouth is located south of Eastern Bay. Cambridge, the county seat of Dorchester County, and Denton, the county seat of Caroline County, are located on its south shore.
Choptank Bridge Swim
The Choptank River is site of the Choptank Bridge Swim, a two-distance open water swimming competition on 10 May 2014 in Cambridge, Maryland. It is organized by LJ White, Brian Lausch and Cory Churches of TriColumbia, an event management company in Maryland.