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7 Fun Things to Do When it Snows in Maryland

photo Courtesy of Husky Power Dog Sledding

Maryland, small as it is has a diverse landscape – flat farm lands on the Eastern Shore and mountains in the west. Here are 7 quintessential experiences one can have when it snows. Dogsledding – who knew? One doesn’t have to go to Alaska to see (or participate in) dogsledding.  […]

 
 

The Henry’s “Colored” Hotel – An Ocean City Ghost Story

The Henry Hotel - aka "Henry's Colored Hotel"

The old Henry Hotel still sits vacant at the corner of Baltimore and South Division Street in Ocean City, Maryland.  Most people would never notice this three story, 20-roomed hotel, covered with brown shingles across from Trimper’s Rides.  The entire hotel is about the size of most single family homes […]

 
 

Travel Hag Talbot Bike Ride – St. Michaels – Easton – Oxford

Travel Hag Talbot Bike Ride – St. Michaels – Easton – Oxford

Join the Travel Hag Biking adventure through three of the prettiest historic towns in Talbot County – and the Eastern Shore.  What could be better than biking on flat, unbusy roads that weave in and out of towns filled with shopping, great food, art, historic architecture and tree-lined streets?  This […]

 
 

Chesapeake Book of the Dead – Stories & History for Graveyard Lovers

Chesapeake Book of the Dead – Stories & History for Graveyard Lovers

Graveyards fascinate me. There’s something about wandering around old tombstones in tall grass that fires up my imagination. I’m always thinking that so many hopes, so much love, so many stories lay buried beneath them. Helen Chappell’s book, Chesapeake Book of the Dead: Tombstones, Epitaphs, Histories, Reflections, and Oddments of the […]

 
 

Halloween Ghost Tours on the Eastern Shore

The Vance Miles House in Marion Station, Maryland

Chesapeake Ghost Walk Series – 8 towns in October I woke up for the first time in the Vance Miles House on my 43rd birthday.  I was looking forward to the peace and quiet of living in a small rural community, but within a few months my husband and I […]

 
 

#11 Avalon Theater – See a Show, Find the Ghosts.

#11 Avalon Theater – See a Show, Find the Ghosts.

Historic Theater in the Hub of Eastern Shore Culture Part of the 100 Things to Do Between the Bridge and the Beach Series The historic Avalon Theater on Dover Street in downtown Easton, MD was proclaimed as the “Showplace of the Eastern Shore” since shortly after it was built in […]

 
 

#10 Find the Perfect Chesapeake Blue Crab Cake

#10 Find the Perfect Chesapeake Blue Crab Cake

Part of the 100 Things to Do Between the Bridge and the Beach Series If you’re looking for the perfect crab cake, the Eastern Shore is a good place to start.  What makes the difference between a great crab cake and an ordinary crab cake?     Being a life-long […]

 
 

Ocean City – 1st Ghost Walk for the City on the Sand

Ocean City Life-saving Station Museum

Mindie Burgoyne Creates and Leads Ocean City’s First Ghost Walk On Friday, August 9th and Saturday, August 10th, author Mindie Burgoyne will lead a 1.5 mile ghost walk through the lower historic part of Ocean City.  This will be the eighth Eastern Shore ghost walk in the Chesapeake Ghost Walk […]

 
 

#9 Museum of Rural Life in Denton

Artwork of Mark Priest

Inside Denton’s Museum of Rural Life : Four Houses and Three Centuries By Shalagh Hogan –  Part of the 100 Things to Do Between the Bridge and the Beach series The Museum of Rural Life in Denton has something inside which most small Eastern Shore museums don’t have: a completely […]

 
 

#8 Who is Remembered at Captain’s Hill?

Lone Grave of Capt. William Carhart - Captain's Hill

Part of the 100 Things to Do Between the Bridge and the Beach Series Captain William Carhart – Lost at Sea in 1799   Just outside of Ocean City (before you cross the bridge over the inlet) is one lone grave of a sea captain who was lost nearby when […]

 
 

Time for the Crisfield Clambake – Clams, Crabs, Beer and Politics

Time for the Crisfield Clambake  – Clams, Crabs, Beer and Politics

For the 37th year in a row, the Crisfield Chamber of Commerce in Somerset County, Maryland will host thousands of people for the annual J. Millard Tawes Crab and Clam Bake.  It’s all you can eat – steamed Maryland blue crabs, steamed clams, fresh fish, corn-on-the-cob, watermelon, fries, soda and […]

 
 

#7 Julia A. Purnell Museum – the Attic of Worcester County

Julia A. Purnell Museum - Snow Hill, MD

Part of the 100 Things to Do Between the Bridge and the Beach Series Worcester County’s History on Display It’s hard to believe that the small building on Market Street in Snow Hill – formerly St. Agnes Catholic Church – now houses over 10,000 artifacts that chronicle the history of […]

 
 
 
 

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