Lower Eastern Shore: Things To Do
Not sure what else to do when you visit the region? Consider the places listed below as you book your waterman heritage tour.
Ida May Skipjack - Visit and learn about the Ida May Skipjack, a 42-ft long boat that was a working member of the sailing oyster dredgeboats.
J. Millard Tawes Historical Museum - The museum tells the history of Crisfield, MD from the formation of the Chesapeake Bay to the present. Tour guides and gifts are also available from this location.
Rock Creek Methodist Episcopal Church - This historic church was built in 1900 in the Gothic style. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Smith Island Cultural Center - The center includes a small museum with exhibits related to the island's history and culture, as well as tourist information, gifts, and special exhibits.
Teackle Mansion - Visit this 200 year-old American villa to witness unique luxuries of the Teackle family in the early 19th century.
- Deal Island State Wildlife Management Area - This 13,000 acre property features a variety of wetlands for some of Maryland's best bird-watching, hiking, biking, and managed hunting.
Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge - Blackwater is a sanctuary for migrating birds along the Atlantic Flyway, making it a hotspot for bird-watchers, paddlers, and hikers.
Pocomoke River State Park - The park offers boating services, camp sites, paddling, hiking trails, and a nature center to enjoy the great variety of plant and animal life.
Assateague Island - See the island's famous wild ponies that make the swim every year to Chincoteage. Assateague is also a vital shorebird habitat, offering bird-watching of over 320 species.
Janes Island State Park - Janes Island includes over 2,900 acres of saltmarsh, 30 miles of water trails, and miles of pristine beaches, making it a great destination to experience the beauty of the Chesapeake.
Taylors Island Wildlife Management Area - This almost untouched 1,120 acres is a classic illustration of Chesapeake Bay tidal marsh habitat. Enjoy various water recreation activities and seasonal hunting.
Time to Metropolitan Areas:
- Annapolis: 2 hr
- Cambridge: 1 hr
- Pocomoke City: 35 min
- Salisbury: 35 min