Maryland’s Eastern Shore is well-known for its gorgeous landscapes and amazing seafood, as well as its relaxing atmosphere. What’s more, the Eastern Shore is dotted with cities and towns that offer the region’s residents and visitors access to a wide range of activities and amenities, from historic town centers and museums to wildlife refuges and beach boardwalks. To fully take advantage of all that the Eastern Shore has to offer, these five cities are must-sees.
Drawing millions of tourists from neighboring states each year, Ocean City is renowned for its beautiful sandy beaches and ample activities for visitors of all ages. The world-famous three-mile Boardwalk offers perfect seaside treats, such as the legendary fries at Thrasher’s with stunning views of the beach and ocean. Fishing enthusiasts can take advantage of the numerous fishing spots, accessible both from the shore or off of a chartered boat, while golfers can indulge in one of the city’s championship golf courses.
Nestled on either side of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal, Chesapeake City is a beautiful and quaint waterfront town that offers visitors access to charming little boutiques and excellent seafood restaurants. History buffs can enjoy a visit to the C&D Canal Museum or a walking tour of the Chesapeake City Historical District, while outdoor enthusiasts can partake in the town’s fishing spots and hiking trails. Cap off your visit to this picturesque town with a ferry ride down the canal.
If you’re in the mood for the freshest seafood that the Chesapeake Bay offers, look no further than the tiny fishing town of Crisfield. Known as the “Seafood Capital of the World,” Crisfield is literally built on oyster shells, and the town hosts numerous annual events centered around the region’s famous crab. Crisfield is also the perfect jumping-off point to visit the gorgeous Tangier Island or Smith Island.
Maryland’s Eastern Shore is known for its beautiful natural scenery, but Easton adds culture and art to the region as well. From the historic town center known for its Victorian and Colonial architecture, Easton’s visitors can explore a number of art galleries and antique centers, while the Academy Art Museum is home to a collection of fine American art by artists such as Whistler and Lichtenstein.
Taking advantage of life near the water is easy in St. Michaels. Once known as a shipbuilding center, this town now offers a wide range of leisurely pursuits. Enjoy refreshing breezes from one of St. Michaels’ many waterfront restaurants, or get even closer to the water on a relaxing river cruise. Those interested in the history and story of the Chesapeake Bay should be certain to visit the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum.
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