2017 Labor Day Events

Friday, September 1 Head to Chestertown for First Friday. Enjoy late shopping hours, gallery exhibit openings, and a variety of delicious dining options. Saturday, September 2 – Sunday, September 3 Visit Rock Hall, MD for their annual Labor Day festivities. On Saturday, meander around the town and check out the vendors and activities.  At 8 … Read More

Banana Brown Sugar Crumb Muffins

                Ingredients: Muffins 5 whole ripe bananas 1 c light brown sugar ¾ c butter, room temp  2 whole eggs 2 t vanilla extract 1 t baking powder ½ t baking soda ½ salt 2 c All-Purpose flour Brown Sugar Topping ½ c flour ½ c brown sugar … Read More

Star Spangled National Historic Trail

Nestled on the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay, Kent County is the perfect destination for any history lover who’s is looking to enjoy a historically-rich vacation. One of the best tours is the Star Spangled National Historic Trail, which depicts the history of the War of 1812 in Kent County. There are several important … Read More

Fun Facts about Labor Day

Did you know… Labor Day celebrates the contributions of the millions of men and women in the US workforce. The first US Labor Day was planned by the Central Labor Union and held September 5, 1882 in New York City. On this day, nearly 10,000 workers took unpaid leave and marched from City Hall and … Read More

Our Favorite Activities at Great Oak Manor

Great Oak Manor is the perfect place to spend your summer days. Wander down to our private beach and stick your toes in the water. If you’re feeling adventurous, take out one of our kayaks or stand-up paddle boards to explore the shallows of the bay.  Not a water person? You can still enjoy the … Read More

Holly’s Gourmet Granola

Ingredients: ½ c of coconut oil ¼ c maple syrup 1 t. cinnamon 1 t. vanilla extract 2 c. thick cut oats (not quick cooking) ¾ c. shredded coconut (I use unsweetened, but can use sweetened) ¾ c. sliced almonds ½ c. chopped walnuts ½ c. pumpkin seeds ½ c dried cranberries ½ c. golden … Read More

5 Reasons to Visit Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge

Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge is a 2,285 acre island at the mouth of the Chester River in Kent County, MD. It is a major feeding place for wintering waterfowl and home to many species of birds, small mammals and wildlife, including the southern bald eagle and the endangered Delmarva fox squirrel. The refuge offers … Read More

Festivities & Fireworks to Ring in the 4th of July

There is no better place to spend 4th of July weekend than the beautiful Chesapeake Bay. Whether you’re looking to relax by the waterfront with a good book, explore the bay and shoreline in a kayak or canoe, or watch spectacular firework displays, your awesome adventure starts at Great Oak Manor.   This year, Kent County … Read More