The Eastern Shore of Maryland is packed full of summer fun. If you want a trip full of spectacular sunsets, panoramic views, unforgettable seafood, wine, boat trips, boardwalks, and more, this is the place to be. Here is a list of a few of the must-sees from the Eastern Shore.
Taste the Chesapeake
When visiting the Eastern Shore, sampling the local seafood is a must. Whether you choose Chesapeake oysters or the ever-famous Maryland crabs, your seafood fest will not disappoint. Check out the Maryland Crab & Oyster Trail on the Eastern Shore for some of the best local fare.
Assateague Island National Seashore and State Park
Visit the dunes of Assateague Island National Seashore and State Park and take in the beauty of the wild horses galloping on the sand. Camp along the ocean or the bay and be awakened by the sounds of the waves and the gulls. This 37-mile long serene barrier island is famous for its beautiful beaches, the aforementioned wild horses, and abundant birds. Whether you are looking for bay, beach, or nature trails, this park is a nature lover’s dream.
Looking for a fun beach town with lots to do? Visit Ocean City and dip your toes into the Atlantic Ocean and feel the salt air in your hair. The crashing waves, seagulls overhead, and a bustling boardwalk with the smell of fair food and roar of roller coasters will all tempt your senses.
Chesapeake City Historic District
If you’re looking for a charming weekend getaway, look no further. Rich in history, the Chesapeake City Historic District offers great shops, quaint cafes, the Canal Museum, biking trails, as well as outdoor summer festivals. There’s quite a bit of history in the area as well, with beautiful antique homes and architecture.
Spend a day on the bay by chartering a boat and fish with some of Chesapeake Bay’s finest captains. Learn the tricks of the trade from those who know the water and bring home some great seafood or fish for dinner for the entire family to enjoy.
Bending Water Park
Home to the Accohannock Tribe, Bending Water Park is a place rich with beauty. Not your typical waterpark, this nature preserve is full of beautiful rivers and nature paths. The park and waterways are perfect for camping, canoeing, kayaking, birdwatching, and fishing. Follow native guides through miles of trails of unspoiled wetlands in this ten acre pond and observe nature at its best.
Inn at Perry Cabin, St. Michaels
Set in a colonial-style, 19th-century manor house, this luxurious riverside hotel in Saint Michaels is half a mile from the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. This inn offers waterfront dining with afternoon tea, as well as a cozy pub with a fireplace. Enjoy the recreational amenities such as boating or golfing, or indulge yourself with a day at their beautiful spa.
The Eastern Shore of Maryland is perfect for a summer vacation, and you and your family will surely create some amazing memories. What is your favorite Eastern Shore destination? Let us know in the comments.