Lower Eastern Shore
The Lower Eastern Shore's several thousand miles of pristine waterfront on the Chesapeake Bay has made it a premiere Mid-Atlantic travel destination. The uniqueness lies within the proximity of its small towns and villages. In just minutes, your drive will unveil a complete change in place, natural beauty, and extraordinary traditions and cultures. Across the Delmarva Peninsula to the east lies Ocean City, with 10 miles of free, clean, sandy beaches on the Atlantic Ocean and a myriad of fun-filled activities for vacationers of all ages.
Assateague State Park is located on a barrier island bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and Sinepuxent Bay with two miles of beaches for swimming, surfing, canoeing, kayaking, and fishing and marsh areas with a variety of wildlife.
Use a Maryland Bed and Breakfast Association inn as a home base and take day trips to such places as Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels with exhibits showing the history and culture of Native-American life, 17th and 18th century trans-Atlantic trade, naval history, and the Bay's watercraft and boat building traditions. Other day trips might include Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, and Pickering Creek Audubon Center.