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Top Reasons to Visit Maryland’s Eastern Shore

Reasons to Visit the Eastern Shore of Maryland

Now is the time. Early fall is when small Eastern Shore towns peak. That’s when these small towns stop being detours along the way to the beach and turn into full-fledged weekend destinations. The Eastern Shore is host to wonderful family-oriented annual events including waterfront festivals, seafood festivals, boat races, fishing tournaments, boat shows, museum events, arts and crafts shows, and more.

Top Reasons to Visit the Eastern Shore of Maryland

Small-Town Pleasures
As summer turns to fall, and weekend warriors try to squeeze in one last getaway, small towns like Easton, Oxford and St. Michaels offer a hint of nostalgia among visitors to the Eastern Shore. There’s an element of timelessness here, with American flags on porches waving in the breeze and bikes meandering down quiet lanes.

Crack into Maryland’s Trademark – Crabs!
Don’t leave the Eastern Shore without sampling the Chesapeake Bay renowned blue crab at a down-home eatery, cracking shells with your own wooden mallet.

Visit St. Michaels, Eastern Shore, MDSail on a Historic Skipjack
Though they once dominated the Chesapeake Bay waterways, these traditional fishing vessels are now nearly extinct—but you can hop aboard one of the few remaining ones and experience a bit of history.

Get Back to Nature
Bike the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge or paddle the tidal marsh pathways of the Fishing Bay Water Trail and look for bald eagles.

UPCOMING NOT-TO-MISS EVENTS

Fall Into St. Michaels 2013
October 19th and 20th
Celebrate the fall season with family fun activities, food, shopping, pumpkin carving, pie contest, and more. Visit St. Michaels Event Calendar for details.

OysterFest 2013
November 2nd, 10am – 4pm
Come celebrate the Bay oyster with live music, great food, family activities, skipjack and buyboat rides, oyster aquaculture and restoration demonstrations, oyster tonging, and cooking demonstrations. Visit cbmm.org for more details.

A Weekend of Wine for Charity

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WineFest in St. Michaels, MDWhether you prefer red wine or white, all the wine gurus in town, as well as those just down for a good time, gathered for WineFest in St. Michaels the last weekend in April. The passerbies were treated to a variety of wine and food offerings in culmination with jazz tunes that made for a splendid weekend.

 

Photos from WineFest in St. Michaels, MD
This year, WineFest was dedicated to the victims and heroes of the Boston Marathon. A big thank you to those who joined us at the fourth annual charity event, and also to those who sponsored the cause. To see photos from this event visit the St. Michaels Tourism Facebook page and check out their album.

 

WineFest near Harbourtowne Golf Resort and Conference Center

 

Join us next year, as always the last weekend in April, for St Michaels’ fifth annual WineFest celebration. Looking for another great excuse to come to St Michaels in the meantime? Join us for the St. Michaels Running Festival this weekend, May 18th , or May 24th – 27th for Memorial Day Weekend. Until then, stay thirsty my friends.

St. Michaels in Bloom

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Make St. Michaels your springtime destination. With flowers in bloom and theDSC_0080_edited-1 shops along the famed Talbot Street in full swing, Spring is one of the best times to come visit St. Michaels. There are many small streets to explore, a small dog park near the waterfront, and of course the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. Come enjoy spending time outside biking through town, playing a round of golf or relaxing bayside. There are also a couple must sees this time of year. Don’t miss out on the springtime fun!


0e49cf7b79058f295aba634854a0657dWinefest at St. Michaels, April 27 & 28, is typically the kick-off of the season and one of the most popular events in St. Michaels. Held throughout town from 12-6pm, many businesses will offer wine tastings, great food, retail specials, and much more. There is an assortment of wines, one for every palate, coupled with activities and exhibits. New this year, JazzFest meets WineFest for a weekend of tunes and tastings. Featured artist include: The United Jazz Ensemble, Joanna Pascale and the FAB Trio, MARS 4tet, and Juanita Williams with the Fred Hughes Trio.

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The FRESHFARM Market also comes back to St. Michaels on April 20, just one block from Talbot Street at Willow and Green Streets. The market is available to visit every Saturday and features and array of local produce, meats, breads, pastries, potted plants and more. Come check out the Chef at Market demos and support local farmers.

The Eastern Shore’s Best Kept Secret: St. Michaels

Dining and shopping in downtown St. Michaels, Maryland

Lighthouse in St. Michaels, MarylandNestled on Maryland’s Eastern Shore lies a quaint water town with a rich history. St. Michaels, Maryland, although small in size, is certainly not lacking in things to do and see. If you blink you may miss this little town, but it would be in your best interest not to. Known as “the town the fooled the British,” for its small, but inspiring role in the War of 1812, this historic port city is home to landmarks and decades of maritime history.

Shopping in St. Michaels, MarylandThis Talbot County town boasts a variety of shops, boutiques, a winery, brewery and endless scenic views. Talbot Street, the heart of the shopping district, hosts a variety of novelty shops that are famous for their local flare and offering Eastern Shore inspired wares. The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is another must-see when you visit St. Michaels. Visitors are welcome to take a boat ride on the Miles River or check out the exhibits and vessels while exploring the history of the Chesapeake Bay. The town is also abundant in restaurants like Town Dock Restaurant and The Crab Claw serving up fresh seafood dishes that are so quintessentially St. Michaels. If you don’t fancy seafood there are plenty of other options that are sure to tickle your taste buds. The fun doesn’t stop there, St. Michaels hosts many well-known local events year round. Plan your visit during OysterFest, WineFest, Christmas in St. Michaels or the Antique & Classic Boat Show.

Dining and shopping in downtown St. Michaels, MarylandWhether a history buff or just looking for a little R&R, St. Michaels is perfect for a day trip or a weekend getaway. St. Michaels has a unique local feel that is sure to charm the pants off of any passerby. Even if you aren’t a local here you will be treated as one. Come experience the small-town charm for yourself.

Seeking Winter Solitude on the Eastern Shore of Maryland?

Seeking winter solitude in St. Michaels, MD

Christmas parade in St. Michaels, Maryland

If you are looking for a winter getaway to refresh and unwind after a busy summer, Harbourtowne Resort just may be exactly what you are looking for. Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway for two or a comfy retreat for the entire family, Harbourtowne offers an intimate winter experience that anyone can cozy up to.

Holiday party at Harbourtowne in St. Michaels, MarylandThe Chesapeake Bay outside provides the perfect scenic backdrop while you enjoy a little rest and relaxation inside. Harbourtowne will ensure that you are wined and dined as you sink to your nose in a bubble bath or cozy up by the fire. Take time to enjoy the endless amount of tranquility and solitude we have to offer, escape from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season or tackle those greeting cards you’ve been meaning to send out.

 

Nearby downtown St. Michaels also has a lot to offer visitors in the winter season.

Midnight Madness shopping in St. Michaels, MarylandMidnight Madness on December 1st offers a chance for visitors to do a little holiday shopping while enjoying snacks, wine and other traditions offered by this perfectly quaint town. Open until midnight, the shops provide unique gifts for everyone on your list this season.

Gingerbread house in St. Michaels, MDChristmas in St. Michaels is another popular event that takes place the second weekend of December 7th-9th. Stop by the Sweet Shoppe and enjoy the Talbot Street Parade while listening to the alluring sounds of the holiday season. There are both ticketed and free holiday festivities that that are sure to put you in the holiday spirit.


Leave the winter blues behind and join us for some peace and quiet!