Exploring the Eastern Shore

Maryland's Chesapeake Bay offers quaint and memorable small towns, fresh-from-the-sea crab, and lots of laid-back leisure.

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The Bartlett Pear Inn
Photo by: David Hillegas


This artsy city hosts a plein air festival every July and is chockablock with art galleries, antiques shops, and restaurants. Don't miss the Saturday farmers' market in the square.

Where to stay: Tidewater Inn, 101 E. Dover St.; 800/237-8775 or tidewaterinn.com. Bartlett Pear Inn, 28 S. Harrison St.; 410/770-3300 or bartlettpearinn.com

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