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Blue Crabs Race at the National Hard Crab Derby – Crisfield, MD

Crabs are loaded for racing at the Hard Crab Derby in Crisfield

Blue Crabs will race on Sunday, September 3rd at the 70th Annual National Hard Crab Derby at Somers Cove Marina in Crisfield, MD.     Before I lived 6 miles from Crisfield, I knew about the National Hard Crab Derby.  People from all over the Mid Atlantic region flock to […]

 
 

#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 […]

 
 

Meatloaf with a New Taste – Hard Boiled Eggs

Meatloaf with hard-cooked egg inside.

Meatloaf has been popular on American dinner tables since the Great Depression. Using cheaper cuts of meat, ground with a hand grinder and mixing in grains or breadcrumbs as a binder stretched the family food budget.   As I was flipping through the 1964 edition of My Favorite Maryland Recipes by […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

#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 […]

 
 

#4 Salisbury Zoo – Bears, Jaguars and Wallabies

Llamas at the Salisbury Zoo

The Salisbury Zoo – Free Admission & Parking Part of the 100 Things to Do Between the Bridge and the Beach series The Salisbury Zoo on the Eastern Shore of Maryland is one of five year-round zoos in North America that has free admission and free parking.  A true gem […]

 
 

Top Ten Kayak Trails on the Eastern Shore (Delmarva)

Top Ten Kayak Trails on the Eastern Shore (Delmarva)

The Eastern Shore – that piece of land on the east side the Chesapeake Bay has scores of paddle trails for canoes and kayaks. With thousands of miles of shoreline lacing in and out of three states and with thirteen counties, there are a few trails that are worth traveling […]

 
 

Wild Goose Chase – Bike Ride Through Blackwater

Blackwater Wildlife Refuge - Dorchester County, Maryland

Travel Hags will join The Wild Goose Chase –  a bike ride for women of all ages and abilities on October 12, 2013 though the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. We’ll join hundreds of other women cyclists on a one-day bike ride through Blackwater and see one of the most stunning landscapes […]

 
 

#3 Pocomoke River Canoe Company – Kayak and Paddle in Flat Water

Pocomoke River Canoe Company in Snow Hill

Pocomoke River Canoe Company Part of the 100 Things to Do Between the Bridge and the Beach series   The Pocomoke River Canoe Company can outfit you with a kayak or canoe, and offer guidance on traversing one of the most scenic flat water trails for kayaks and canoes. Every […]

 
 

#2 Unicorn Books – 30,000 Used and Rare Books

Unicorn Books, Ocean Hwy (westbound), Trappe, MD - Talbot County

Unicorn Books in Trappe, Maryland Part of the 100 Things to Do Between the Bridge and the Beach series       For 30 years, Unicorn Books has been located on the west bound side of Route 50 between Easton and Cambridge.  Who would guess that there are over 30,000 […]

 
 

#1 Visit Harriet Tubman’s Birthplace

#1 Visit Harriet Tubman’s Birthplace

Harriet Tubman’s Birthplace Part of the 100 Things to Do Between the Bridge and the Beach series   Every American child learns about Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad in elementary school.  But how many people know that she was born and raised and did her rescuing on the Eastern […]

 
 

Where Are the Ghosts in Easton?

Where Are the Ghosts in Easton?

There are ghosts in Easton, the Eastern Shore’s second largest historic town.  Easton’s name comes from once being the eastern capital of Maryland, and though there’s no need these days to have a capital city on the east side of the Chesapeake Bay, Easton is still an anchor on the […]

 
 
 
 
 

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