Blue crab in the sand

Tastiest Catch – Crabbing on the Eastern Shore

The Chesapeake Bay is the largest estuary in the United States, with over 3,600 species of plants and animals. Although it is home to many creatures, the Bay’s signature crustacean is the blue crab – the pride and joy of the Chesapeake coastline. Its scientific name is Callinectes sapidus, which means “savory, beautiful swimmer,” but … Read More

Ocean sunset

Summer Festivals on the Chesapeake Bay

  Summers on Maryland’s Eastern Shore offer plenty of fun for everyone. Kent County, in particular, has planned a variety of events this summer that will delight the young and old. Here’s a list of what’s coming up soon: Music in the Park June 23, July 7 & 21, and August 4 & 18 Grab … Read More

Person in a chair on the beach with a kayak

Summertime Fun at Great Oak Manor

Great Oak Manor is gearing up for summer 2018 and we know it’s going to be the best summer yet! Here are some of our favorite fun summertime activities for kids of all ages! Go fishing. Fishing on the Eastern Shore is permitted from banks and certain public landings. There are also fishing charters that … Read More

View from an old, wooden sailing ship

Chestertown Tea Party Festival 2018

In the spring of 1774, when news of the port of Boston’s closing reached Chestertown, the citizens met to determine what actions should be taken in response. They forth a list of grievances, which became known as the Chestertown Resolves, which made it unlawful to buy, sell or drink tea that came from England. According … Read More

Upcoming Festivals in Kent County

Maryland’s Eastern Shore offers visitors many family-friendly attractions and activities on the water. In addition boating, kayaking, crabbing, and cycling, Kent County hosts several exciting festivals throughout the year. Here’s a sneak peak at what’s happening this spring!  Dogwood Festival of Galena May 5, 2018 Visit the annual Dogwood Festival in Galena, a picturesque little … Read More

Why You Need to Visit Maryland’s Eastern Shore after the Holidays

The holidays are over. The past few weeks were spent decorating the tree, baking cookies, squinting at the computer screen as you searched Amazon or Wayfair for the perfect gifts, reminding your (grand)children that Santa is watching them, shopping for holiday food, gift wrap, and other supplies, and wrapping an endless pile of presents. The … Read More

Six Reasons to Plan a Fall Adventure on Maryland’s Eastern Shore

Labor Day has come and gone, which means the unofficial end of summer. Before we know it, Pumpkin-flavored goodies will adorn grocery store shelves, the heat will begin to dissipate and the green leaves will give way to beautiful red and gold hues. It’s never too early to plan your fall getaway to Kent County, … Read More

Downrigging Delight: A Chestertown Festival Along the Bay

If you’ve been keeping up with our past few blogs, you know that Kent County is a hub of activity in Maryland. From a Pirates & Wenches Fantasy Weekend to a Harry Potter Festival, we know how to celebrate the worlds of history and fantasy. (If you missed or will be missing either of these … Read More