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

Why We Love Chester River Wine & Cheese Company

Chester River Wine & Cheese Company: A Cheese Lover’s Paradise Quite simply, if you are a cheese lover, the Chester River Wine & Cheese Company should be your first and last stop while visiting Chestertown. A specialty food shop that offers both international and domestic wines, charcuterie and pate, as well as cut-to-order cheese, it’s … Read More

Turkey Point Lighthouse: A Sight To See On The Chesapeake Bay

Turkey Point Lighthouse: Local Seafare History Turkey Point Lighthouse was built in 1833 as a navigational instrument. It gave ships time to safely navigate into the mouth of the newly constructed C & D Canal. Three brass oil lamps were cleaned and filled every day. Although the lighthouse only required one lamp, an additional lamp … Read More

Chestertown Tea Party Festival–Come Join Us!

It’s the Annual Chestertown Tea Party Celebration Chestertown is celebrating British resistance with the annual Chestertown Tea Party  on May 27, 2017. The annual street party will be held on Friday, May 26th. Of course, our “resolves” for the celebration are quite different from the resolves that Chestertown citizens set forth in May 1774. Angry about … Read More