Maryland's Eastern Shore offers an eclectic mix of picturesque waterfronts, lush inland forests, natural wetlands and small towns steeped with historic charm. In Talbot County, you can enjoy fishing or sailing in the bay, hunting a variety of wild game, testing your golf skills on challenging championship courses, shopping in diverse boutiques and antique shops, visiting historic churches and homes, strolling through one of our museums, dining on some of the country's best seafood or just spending a relaxing evening at home, breathing in the calming ocean breeze.
Sailing, fishing, biking, golfing... you'll find it all in Talbot County. This area was once known for its working watermen making their living on the Chesapeake Bay, and now it has also become a paradise for boaters, and a haven to relax for locals and visitors. Explore the colorful and quaint waterfront towns of Tilghman Island, St. Michaels and Oxford. Talbot County offers several small towns, rich in history and alluring features. Easton, Bozman, Cordova, McDaniel, Neavitt, Newcomb, Oxford, Queen Annes, Royal Oak, St. Michaels, Sherwood, Tilghman, Trappe, Wittman, Wye Mills and Claiborne. For more information, please contact Barb.
The town of Easton, more than three centuries old, has a storied past, surviving fires and wars. Easton is the Talbot County seat, and as such has historically been a hub of activity and trade in the area. Ranked the "8th Best Small Town in America," and 4th in the nation as a "Dream Town," Easton has a population of 12,000 and offers a variety of arts and cultural attractions. The town features beautiful tree-lined streets, reminiscent of the Old South. Easton has a variety of dining and shopping options, along with top-notch healthcare facilities at the Memorial Hospital at Easton.
The colonial village of St. Michaels, located on the beautiful Miles River and St. Michaels Harbor, is rich with historic sites, churches and museums. St. Michaels historically was more of a tourist town than a center of commerce, and maintains a resort feel. St. Michaels, known as "the town that fooled the British," was historically more of a tourist town than a center of commerce, and maintains a resort feel, with fun, whimsical shops, restaurants and other attractions.
The town of Oxford dates back to 1663. Designated as a seaport by Maryland's first governor, the town was one of two ports of entry in the province of Maryland; Annapolis was the other. A "waterman's town," Oxford thrived thanks to wealthy tobacco plantations, the emergence of the railroad, and a booming seafood industry. Today, the town has a more leisurely, tourist emphasis. Oxford features a number of recreational attractions, including a yacht club, 10 marinas, community tennis courts, a walking track, five-star dining, and a community center offering live theater, exercise classes, summer camps and more.
Queen Anne's County was erected in 1706. The County was named for Queen Anne (1665-1714), who ruled Great Britain and Ireland from 1702 to 1714. During Queen Anne's reign, Maryland was governed as a royal colony rather than as a proprietary province.
Delight in endless water views and stunning sunsets along 1,700 miles of shoreline in Dorchester County. Dorchester County features several different towns and cities, and offers many local events throughout the year. Attractions include marinas, fish charters, numerous parks and piers, sailing and cruises, and abundant wildlife. All less than an hour from the Bay Bridge. The Dorchester County Real Estate community offers a large variety of housing through out many communities. In town Cambridge, Churck Creek, East New Market, Elliott Island, Hoopers Island, Hurlock, Secretary, Taylors Island and Vienna, all close to Salisbury, Maryland.
Cambridge, settled in 1694, is one of the oldest waterfront towns in Maryland, and serves as the county seat for Dorchester County. Cambridge was once known for its shipbuilding industry, producing large coastal vessels such as skipjacks and bugeyes, along with log canoes made mostly from pine and oak. The town offers a variety of historic, educational and cultural attractions, such as the Harriet Tubman Museum, the Dorchester Arts Center and more. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge nearby, the Choptank River Fishing Pier or a tour on the Skipjack Nathan. Sailwinds Park, a multi-million dollar development project, will eventually include a hotel, marina, cultural and visitor center, public beach and performance venue.
Located on the Chesapeake Peninsula between the Choptank River and the Mason-Dixon Line, Caroline County is the perfect destination for heritage enthusiasts and outdoor adventurers. Here you’ll find a rural and relaxing lifestyle where you can ease all the way back to the 1700’s, retrace Underground Railroad pathways, and revisit captivating stories of the Civil War. Enjoy Caroline’s wealth of unique heritage experiences, nature preserves, winding waterways, gently curving countryside, small town charm and one-of-a-kind group excursions.