Things to do

On the Water

ARTS & THEATRE
Academy Art Museum

www.academyartmuseum.org


Located in Easton, the Museum is the cultural hub of the Eastern Shore for art, Music, and educational programming. The Museum is accredited by the American Association of Museums, a distinction bestowed on fewer than 5% of U.S. museums. 

Avalon Theatre
www.avalontheatre.com


Affectionately called the "Carnegie Hall of the Eastern Shore.", the Avalon Theatre has a great history of contributing to the social, educational and artistic fibers of the community. The theatre features showings of the Met Opera in HD as well as world renowned performers offering many different genres of music, comedy, and plays.

BIKING, KAYAKING, & TRAILS
Shore Pedal and Paddle

www.shorepedalandpaddle.com


BICYCLE, KAYAK, STAND UP PADDLEBOARD RENTALS & TOURS & SALES

St. Michaels Marina

www.stmichaelsmarina.com


Biker rentals are available at St. Michael’s Marina which is located at the end of Mulberry Street in the St Michaels Harbor.

St. Michaels Walking trail


Enjoy a relaxing walk on the St Michaels trail.  Walk down either Chestnut Street or Grace Street and take the trail either way.  This is a very scenic walk past the beautiful water where local fishermen moor their boats and to stroll through local neighborhoods.

Bird watching & Wildlife

Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge

www.fws.gov/blackwater
Cambridge, MD


The Refuge was established in 1933 and is comprised of 27,000 acres of mainly rich tidal marsh characterized by fluctuating water levels and variable salinity. It is one of the chief wintering areas of Canada Geese along the Atlantic Flyway.  As many as 50,000 geese, ducks, and tundra swans stop at Blackwater Refuge.  Also, up to 250 species of other birds may also be seen here along with several hundred species of plants, reptiles, and numerous mammals. It is also a haven to the endangered Delmarva fox squirrel, the migrant peregrine falcon, and the American bald eagle. Visitors can hike, bike, or drive to get close to the local wildlife. There are also land trails, paddling trails, and hunting / fishing / crabbing opportunities.

Pickering Creek Audubon Center
www.pickeringcreek.org
Easton, MD


Pickering Creek is a private nonprofit sanctuary of the Chesapeake Audubon Society. You will find 400 acres of protected, hardwood forest, non-tidal wetland, wildlife, plants and nature preserve.  Field trips, canoe rentals and displays are available. There are volunteer opportunities as well as many other programs to enjoy.

Dockside Express

www.docksideexpress.com
www.cruisinthebay.com


Dockside Express offers a large variety of experiences on and near the Chesapeake Bay and in the St Michaels/ Tilghman Island area. In addition to offering  an elegant champagne  sunset sail for up to 6 guests, Dockside Express offers crabbin’ cruises, group boat cruises, private boat charters, walking/ ghost tours, teambuilding (scavenger hunts),champagne cruises, and ecology cruises. 

The H.M. Krentz

www.oystercatcher.com


The H.M. Krentz built in 1955 by master shipwright Herman Krentz of Harry Hogan, VA and is one of the last commercial sailing vessels that continue to dredge oysters in Maryland’s waters of the Chesapeake during the winter months. You will be invited to help the crew and feel the gentle heave of this heavily constructed vessel as the sails fill and she gathers way.  

Patriot Cruises

www.patriotcruises.com


Patriot Cruises was recently voted the “Best Tour of the Bay” and the #1  Party Event Boat by “What’s Up Eastern Shore Magazine.” An outing aboard the Patriot is a delightful experience for all ages and is handicapped accessible. This narrated boat ride cruises up the Miles River and back to the St Michaels Harbor. Guests can situpstairs on an open air deck or down below in the air conditioned first level. The Patriot is docked in front of the Chesapeake Maritime Museum in the St Michaels Harbor.

The Rebecca Ruark 
www.skipjack.org


This historic skipjack is the pride and joy of Captain Wade Murphy.  Captain Wade’s sail is one of our guest’s favorite boating experiences. Captain Wade adds his personal charm to each sail and encourages guest participation. For those averse to sailing, this skipjack holds 49 passengers and provides a stable sailing experience. This boat sails from various locations on Tilghman Island.

The Lady Patty

www.ladypatty.com


Sailing daily, by reservation, and offering champagne sunset cruises and private group tours of up to 16 passengers, Lady Patty is a 45-foot beautiful bronze and teak classic Bay Ketch ready to take you on a spectacular cruise of the Chesapeake Bay. The Lady Patty sails from Tilghman Island.

Tilghman Island Marina Rentals 

www.tilghmanmarina.com


Rent a Wave Runner, Pontoon Boat, Jet Boat, Fishing Boat, Crabbing Boat, Motor Boat, Sail Boat, Kayak, Canoe, Motor Scooter, Bicycle, Crabbing and Fishing Gear.

The Selina II

www.sailselina.com


A historic catboat, the Selina offers many different cruises such as the two-hour day sail, romantic sunset champagne cruise, and wine and beer tasting cruises.  Each cruise is limited to 6 guests and reservations are required. The Selina is docked at the Harbour Inn and Marina in the St Michaels Harbor.

The Washingtonian

www.thewashingtonianyacht.com


1939 Trumpy 63’ Motor Yacht offering an intimate cruise experience that will take you back in time. Long considered the Rolls Royce of yachts, this elegant Trumpy woodenvessel has been restored to perfection. 

Charter Boat Fishing with the Captains of the Huntress

www.fishthehuntress.com


Experienced charter boat Captains, veteran sport fishermen and U.S. Coast Guard licensed, Bill Worthington and Jeff Harrison are committed to making your trip safe, enjoyable, productive and memorable. All equipment including the boat, its electronics, your fishing poles and tackle are top quality.

The Old Brick Inn

401 South Talbot StreetSt. MichaelsMaryland 21663

410.745.3323

innkeepers@oldbrickinn.com

Copyright 2014. The Old Brick Inn. All Rights Reserved.

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
www.cbmm.org

 

CBMM is located on Navy Point at the end of Cherry Street in St Michaels.   Many indoor and outdoor exhibits trace the history and traditions of the Chesapeake Bay including a historic lighthouse and working boat yard. The Museum hosts many events throughout the year including Big Band concerts, the Antique and Classic Boat Show, Oysterfest, and many more. 

Historical Society of Talbot County
www.hstc.org


The Historical Society of Talbot County’s campus includes a museum, three historic homes, an auditorium and Tharpe Antiques Shop.  The museum offers the “The Craftsmen and the Collector” historic homes tour, a journey through a cabinetmakers shop, a federal-era home, and the ted architect H. Chandlee Forman.  The HSTC also offers walking tours of Historic Easton (self- guided) featuring the historic courthouse to Victorian mansions.

LOCAL INTEREST
St. Michaels Museum at St Mary’s Square
www.stmichaelsmuseum.com


Guided tours of St. Michaels are available from May 21st to October at 10:30 a.m. on Saturdays.  These tours will alternate between "Young Frederick Douglass" and “Historic St Michaels Waterfront.”  Self-guided tours are available by downloading a copy of the “Walking Tour of Historic St Michaels.”


St Michaels Museum dates back to the 1800’s and is open 10a.m. to 4 p.m. May-Oct on Saturday and Sunday.

The Oxford-Bellevue Ferry

www.oxfordferry.com


Established in 1683, the Oxford-Bellevue Ferry is America’s oldest privately owned ferry. Scenic Rt. 333 – Oxford / Rt 329
Bellevue is known as one of the top 25 bicycle routes in the US. Beginning in Oxford at 9 am, the ferry makes continuous crossings every 15-20 minutes until sunset.

Easton Cycle and Sport

www.eastoncycleandsport.com


  Open 7 days/week in season Easton Cycle and Sport offers single, double, and paddle or sail kayaks.  Pack a lunch and explore quiet rivers and coves in single or double kayaks. Also available is the new Hobie Island Adventure, a Performance Sailing Trimaran Kayak perfect for catching bay breezes.  

St. Michaels Winery

www.st-michaels-winery.com


St. Michaels Winery is in the historic Old Mill located on Talbot and Chew Streets. Various wines are available to taste in the St Michaels Winery tasting room.

Eastern Shore Brewery Company

www.easternshorebrewing.com


Eastern Shore Brewing offers a variety of beers to sample.  All beers are brewed on the premises and are handcrafted with the finest ingredients.  Guests are encouraged to stop by the eclectically decorated tasting room in the old St Michaels Mill and to sample a variety of brews guaranteed to please a vast spectrum of beer enthusiasts.  Tours of the brewery are also available upon request. 


Open Monday to Friday 12 pm- 5 pm

Saturday 12 pm - 7 pm

Sunday 12 pm - 5 pm

The Old Brick Inn in St Michaels, MD is an elegant boutique inn combining old world ambience and modern amenities.

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