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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Develop your coastal cottage’s style by following these simple tricks.

Lacy curtains, fresh florals, and plenty of monogrammed pillows are just a few of the feminine touches that give this room its calming and sweet mood. Pieces scored at thrift stores and flea markets were refreshed with paint, then artfully applied to achieve the shabby-chic distressed look.