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Talbot County, Maryland, The Hamptons of the Chesapeake Bay

Talbot County beckons travelers with irresistible picturesque hamlets and distinctive charm. With more than 600 miles of shoreline, its waterman`s villages, and sophisticated small towns have the perfect balance of rural simplicity and urban refinement. Here, you can stroll through historic neighborhoods, paddle down a river, and celebrate film, art, and music at a festival.

If you are thinking about escaping to an island that`s off the beaten path, heavy on pristine landscapes and light on crowds, Tilghman Island is just the place. Located on the southernmost tip of Talbot County, the Island is a three-mile long stretch of lowland nestled between the Chesapeake Bay and the Choptank River. Don`t let this waterman territory, marked by the crowd of rugged skipjacks, clam boats,and buyboats in Dogwood Harbor fool you. This quaint island offers pure luxury at places like the Tilghman Island Inn, Chesapeake Wood Duck Inn, and the Lazyjack Inn and the Island`s restaurants rank among the best on the shore.

Sophisticated and lively, Easton has evolved into Talbot County`s “big city.” Downtown, you`ll find boutiques, home décor shops, art galleries, and antique stores. Take a peek at the latest exhibits at the Academy Art Museum. For an infusion of local talent, pop into Troika Gallery and take home a framed memento of the Shore created from the palettes of the regions finest painters and photographers. Easton`s restaurants and chefs are pure culinary gems. Take a look at Mason`s memory wall, and your will easily recognize movie stars, political and music icons, all of which enjoy the restaurant`s food and atmosphere.

Oxford is everyone`s dream town – it`s picture postcard perfect. The Tred Avon River bustles with yachts, sailboats, and power boats. Tree-lined streets and well groomed gardens grace grand historic homes hemmed by picket fences. This is the town where James Michener outlined his epic “Chesapeake” at the historic Robert Morris Inn. Be sure to dine at Latitude 38 and Pope`s Tavern, enjoy ice cream from the Highland Creamery, and take a ride on the Oxford Bellevue Ferry.

So, if you are looking for an escape with an abundance of rich history, relaxing country drives, great restaurants and romantic inns, you have the perfect destination.

About Talbot County, Maryland:
Talbot County, Maryland invites visitors to experience the perfect balance of rural simplicity and urban refinement. With the timeless beauty of the Chesapeake Bay as their backdrop, the county’s sophisticated small towns, charming country byways, and wide array of activities offer something for everyone who appreciates the opportunity to relax, reflect, and renew. The Talbot County Office of Tourism offers comprehensive information and trip planning services at its Easton, Maryland office (1-410-770-8000) and on its website (www.tourtalbot.org).

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    11 South Harrison Street
    Easton, Maryland 21601

    8:30am to 5pm, Monday - Friday
    9am to 1pm, Saturday
    Closed on Sunday

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