Travel & Tourism

Easton

Maryland's Eastern Shore The County Seat of Talbot County. Established around early religious settlements and a court of law, Historic Downtown Easton is today a centerpiece of fine specialty shops, business and cultural activities, unique restaurants, and architectural fascination. Tree-lined streets are graced with various period structures and remarkable homes, carefully preserved or restored. Because of its historical significance, historic Easton has earned distinction as the “Colonial Capitol of the Eastern Shore” and was honored as number eight in the book “The 100 Best Small Towns in America.” – View Points of Interest

St. Michaels

Located on the broad Miles River, with her picturesque tree-lined streets and beautiful landlocked harbor, St. Michaels has been a haven for boats plying the Chesapeake and its inlets since the earliest days. Here, some of the handsomest models of the bay craft, such as canoes, bugeyes, pungys, and some famous Balitmore Clippers, were developed and built. The Church, named “St. Michael’s” was the first building erected (about 1677) and around it clustered the town which took its name. Today the shipyards are still active, and the harbor is used by oystermen, fishermen, clammers, and pleasure seekers in large numbers. – View Points of Interest

Oxford

A charming tree-lined and waterbound village with a population of just over 700, Oxford, which was once Maryland’s largest port, is still important in boat building and yachting. It is a protected harbor for watermen who harvest the oysters, crabs, clams, and fish, and for sailors from all over the Bay. – View Points of Interest

Cambridge/Dorchester County

Dorchester County, which is physically shaped like a heart, is known as the Heart of Chesapeake Country. Rich in Chesapeake Bay history, folklore and tradition, Dorchester offers unsurpassed opportunities to experience a most beautiful and unique part of Maryland. With its pristine rivers, marshlands, working boats, quaint waterfront towns and villages among fertile farm fields…much still exists of the authentic Eastern Shore landscape and traditional way of life along the Chesapeake. – View Points of Interest

Travel & Tourism Links

Adkins Arboretum: 410-634-2847

Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge: 410-228-2677

Cambridge Main Street: 443-477-0843

Caroline County Office of Tourism: 410- 479-0655

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum: 410-745-2916

Dorchester Center for the Arts: 410-228-7782

Dorchester Department of Tourism: 1-800-522-8687

Dorchester Historical Society: 410-228-7953

Easton Business Management Authority: 410-822-0065

Historical Society of Kent County: 410-778-3499

Kent County Chamber of Commerce: 410-778-4470

Kent County Tourism Development: 410- 778-0416

Oxford Business Association

Oxford Community Center: 410-226-5904

Patriot Cruises: 410-745-3100

Pickering Creek Audubon Center: 410-822-4903

Queen Anne’s County Office of Tourism: 410-604-2100

Sailwinds Park: 410-228-7245

St. Michaels Business Association: 410-745-0411

Skipjack Nathan of Dorchester: 410-228-7141

Talbot County Office of Tourism: 410-770-8000

Talbot County Chamber of Commerce: 410-822-4653

Talbot Historical Society: 410-822-0773

Vienna Heritage Museum: 410-943-1212

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