Fun Fact: What Maryland City is Known as the Decoy Capital of the World?

Located on the banks of the historic Susquehanna Flats, Havre de Grace in Harford County houses one of the finest collections of working and decorative Chesapeake Bay decoys ever assembled.

Decoys, or artificial birds, have been used for centuries by hunters of wildfowl. The hunter places a number of these faux birds about the hunting area that will encourage them to land nearby. Originally carved from wood, they are now typically made from plastic. Some of the most famous decoy carvers are from the Havre de Grace area.

Visit the Havre de Grace Decoy Museum to view a spectacular collection of upper bay decoys and to learn more about the art of decoy making.

Source: Havre de Grace Decoy Museum website

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