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Get to Crab Picking: Eastern-Shore Style

September 27, 2016 by Cassandra

While many people think the peak of summer is the best for picking crabs, Maryland natives know better. It’s the late summer, early fall months that present the fattest, fullest of the Chesapeake’s favorite treasures. And nestled along the shores of the Chesapeake Bay, Talbot County is home to some of the most prime pickin’ […]

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Talbot County Recognized by Washingtonian: Your Complete Guide to Exploring the Chesapeake Bay

July 28, 2016 by Cassandra

“It’s forgiven if you sometimes forget it’s there,” Washingtonian authors, Joe Sugarman, Ann Limpert and Anna Spiegel pen in their latest feature article “Your Complete Guide to Exploring the Chesapeake Bay.” The authors point out how the bay is often overlooked because of its location between cities, calling it a place “…to be crossed over, […]


Small Town USA: A Guide to the Towns of Talbot County

June 10, 2016 by Cassandra

Easton, Oxford, St. Michaels, Tilghman Island and Trappe are our main destinations, each with unique features that make Talbot County a hub for the arts, history, maritime heritage, eating and shopping. Just about 90 minutes from both Baltimore and Washington, Talbot County towns make for the perfect Chesapeake Bay escape—they’re destinations for relaxation and exploration. […]

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Chesapeake Bay Seafood Guide: What to Eat & When to Eat It

June 8, 2016 by Cassandra

Foodie questions are among the most asked in these parts. To help you make the most of your meals here, we’ve answered a few of the most popular. WHAT’S LOCAL? Here on the Chesapeake Bay, we’re best known for three things: Chesapeake Bay blue crabs, oysters and rockfish (also known as striped bass). You won’t […]


16 Sensational Things to Do in Talbot County This Year

June 6, 2016 by Cassandra

1. Walk the Hill. The Hill Community Project has uncovered one of the most intriguing storylines to emerge from Talbot County in recent memory. Researchers have sifted through genealogical material, land records and even the ground itself to discover that The Hill Community in Easton is one of the nation’s oldest free African American communities […]


Top Places to Stay in Talbot County: Bartlett Pear Inn

by Cassandra

If you want to escape from Washington D.C. for a romantic getaway, head to Easton in Talbot County, only about an hour and a half away from downtown D.C. The Washingtonian recently named Easton’s Bartlett Pear Inn on Maryland’s Eastern Shore as one of 5 romantic inns where you can escape from D.C. in three hours […]

Esquire Names St. Michaels a Top 15 Town to Visit

May 15, 2016 by Cassandra

“Stepping into a time machine to visit a 19th century seaport” is exactly how Esquire magazine described a visit St. Michaels on Maryland’s Eastern Shore on its list of the 15 U.S. towns most worthy of a day trip,” resting comfortably next to bigger name cities like San Antonio, Santa Barbara, Sedona, Nashville and Charleston. The […]

Easton Named a Top Small Town in D.C. Area

May 1, 2016 by Cassandra

“For years, this small town has earned an outsize reputation for good food,” Washingtonian magazine recently said about Easton in Talbot County on Maryland’s Eastern Shore in its story on the great small towns near D.C. The article highlights the town’s best restaurants and inns worth trying while visiting, including Bartlett Pear Inn (pictured below) for […]

Happy New Year, Indeed!

December 31, 2014 by Cassandra

  2015 is starting with a bang here in Talbot County. You see, we have special guests in town to help us celebrate the coming of a New Year. CNN has dispatched a crew to Easton to cover our First Night Talbot festivities, with special emphasis on the Maryland Crab Drop. I am writing to the […]

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