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40 Halloween Ghost Tours Offered on Maryland’s Eastern Shore

Oldest House in Cambridge haunted by the floating soldier

Ten historic towns are featured in the largest cluster of heritage ghost walks in America. Chesapeake Ghost Walks is conducting over forty Halloween ghost tours in ten historic towns on Maryland’s Eastern Shore in October. The ghost tours spread across eighty linear miles in five counties situated east of the […]

 
 

History Press Releases Haunted Mid-Shore – 3rd Book by Mindie Burgoyne

The Haunted Mid-Shore - Spirits of Caroline, Dorchester and Talbot Counties - by Mindie Burgoyne

The Haunted Mid-Shore: Spirits of Caroline, Dorchester and Talbot Counties The History Press has released the latest book of spooky tales by local author Mindie Burgoyne, “The Haunted Mid-Shore: Spirits of Caroline, Dorchester and Talbot Counties.” The book features 25 tales set in Maryland’s Mid-Shore region, including “Mary’s Ghost at […]

 
 

#18 Come Heres, Born Heres and Annie Oakley

Annie Oakley House in Cambridge, MD

Ties That Bind on the Eastern Shore Most people rushing to the beach don’t realize the rich culture that exists on either side of the highway. They don’t know that Annie Oakley and her husband once chose to live here as did Tom Clancy, John Barth, Sissy Spacek, Tallulah Bankhead, […]

 
 

#17 Take a Lazy Break at Layton’s Chance Winery

#17 Take a Lazy Break at Layton’s Chance Winery

Layton’s Chance Winery   Part of the 100 Things to Do Between the Bridge and the Beach series Layton’s Chance Winery in Dorchester County, Maryland is just a ten minute detour off of Route 50, and a great place to stop, rest, relax and feel the slow pace of Eastern […]

 
 

Farewell, Whitey Schmidt

Whitey Schmidt shows off leeks from his garden.

The Blue Crab Guru has left us, and the Eastern Shore has lost a great writer, a well-known foodie and a good friend.  Whitey Schmidt passed away on Friday, July 18th.  He had been suffering from chronic illnesses related to his diabetes from many years. I interviewed Whitey for several […]

 
 

10 Cool – Mostly Free Things to See in Ocean City Maryland

10 Cool – Mostly Free Things to See in Ocean City Maryland

Here are 10 cool – mostly free things to see in Ocean City, Maryland. It’s been a family destination for summer fun for over 100 years, but when you’re looking for something besides the sun, sand and ocean, check out these things to see in Ocean City that you may […]

 
 

#15 Visit Teackle Mansion

Teackle Mansion - Princess Anne, MD

  There is nothing quite like Teackle Mansion Part of the 100 Things to Do Between the Bridge and the Beach series   Of all the fabulous mansions and plantations, gorgeous architecture and  historically intact buildings located on the Eastern Shore, there is nothing like Teackle Mansion that is open […]

 
 

#14 Take a Walk Down High Street in Cambridge MD

#14 Take a Walk Down High Street in Cambridge MD

Everyone who reaches the beach by way of Route 50 drives through Cambridge. It’s the town with the big sail on the building that sits at the base of the Choptank River Bridge. That landmark let’s the vacationer bound for the Atlantic beaches know there’s almost there – just one […]

 
 

#13 See Tallulah Bankhead’s Grave

Tallulah Bankhead's grave at St. Paul's Church in Chestertown

Movie star, Tallulah Bankhead was born in 1902 in Huntsville, AL. After a successful career in Hollywood where she was known for salty language, outspokenness and seriously hard living (cigarettes, booze and drugs), Tallulah ended up with emphysema and went to stay with her sister, Eugenie who lived in Rock […]

 
 

Hot Fried Oysters and Chesapeake Gold

Johnny Shockley of Chesapeake Gold Oysters

Take a look at the only man who convinced me to eat a raw oyster since my grandfather did 50 years ago. And with Granddaddy, it was like a test. If he pulled a fresh oyster out of the Patuxent River and opened it with his knife and said, “Now […]

 
 

A Bike Ride to Mount Misery – Hello, Rummy!

A Bike Ride to Mount Misery – Hello, Rummy!

The Eastern Shore has some of the best roads for biking in America. They’re flat, scenic and hardly traveled by motor vehicles. The day after our Travel Hag bike ride through St. Michaels and Oxford I took a solo ride outside of town. Just me and my Trek Shift 1. […]

 
 

Mom Mom’s Crab Soup – Recipe from the Old Eastern Shore

Mom Mom’s Crab Soup – Recipe from the Old Eastern Shore

Recipes for cooking and serving Chesapeake Blue Crabs fill hundreds of cookbooks. This unusual recipe for Crab Soup is over 100 years old and was retrieved from the Folklore Collection at the Nabb Rearch Center at Salisbury University. The recipe was submitted as part of a University assignment for student […]

 
 
 
 
 

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